Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Session coming to a close...

The 2007 legislative session in Hartford has about 10 days remaining to it, and it would appear that negotiations between the Democratic leadership in the General Assembly and Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell's office isn't going so well.

According to the governor's office, the Democrats intend to roll out their tax plan for a vote later today...and she is not pleased with that proposal. Here is what she had to say about it...

"The Democrats should be embarrassed to be offering a billion dollar tax
increase at a time when state revenues are pouring in and the surplus is

Families struggling with soaring gasoline prices and high energy and
utility costs need legislators to show fiscal restraint, not to go on a
spending spree.

The Governor's budget proposal -- along with its expectations for
education reform, health care reform, a property tax cap and more -- can
all be paid for without any new taxes.

No one expected the Democrats to go on a spending frenzy and propose a
10.5 percent budget increase in addition to spending every last dime of
the budget surplus. No one expected it and no taxpayer should have to
foot the bill for it.

Simply put, the Democrats' plan is irresponsible and unaffordable."


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