For Immediate Release: 7/31/2017
Contact: Zachary Janowski
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Senate adopts Gov. Malloy’s disastrous union deal
Deal guarantees deficit roller coaster, tax increases will continue
Hartford – The Senate voted today to adopt Gov. Malloy’s proposed government union deal, forestalling the real, structural reforms Connecticut desperately needs.
”People across Connecticut recognize that our state is in a budget crisis -- or, as the governor's own budget director has called it, a 'permanent fiscal crisis.' Sadly, today, the Senate failed to acknowledge that reality,” said Yankee Institute President Carol Platt Liebau. “This government union deal simply doesn’t do enough. Instead, it locks into place the worst features of Connecticut’s fiscal situation for another ten years. It will be up to the people of Connecticut -- who have been cut out of the special deal the government unions get -- to keep demanding the changes our state needs and that the politicians who voted for the status quo denied to all of us."
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