Council 4 Comments on GOP Budget Alternative

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 24, 2015

Council 4 Executive Director Sal Luciano issued this response to the Republican budget alternative released today:

“We expect and hope that any budget proposal would recognize the billions of dollars in sacrifice and savings that state employees have made, and continue to make, to protect vital public services. Without our most recent changes in wages, pension and health care, Connecticut’s budget deficit would be far worse.

“Connecticut’s working families need a commitment to job creation and an investment in schools, health care, roads, bridges and communities.

"Instead of blaming dedicated public servants, it’s time to ask Connecticut’s largest corporations and wealthiest citizens like Tom Foley to help prevent devastating cuts by making a fair contribution to the state budget.”

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