Connecticut AFL-CIO Statement on Legislative Democrats’ Updated Budget Proposal

Lori J. Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, made the following statement in response to legislative Democrats’ updated budget proposal:

“Just like Gov. Malloy’s revised budget, this proposal is another wrong way budget.

“Restoring pieces of the safety net is important, but this proposal is still a far cry from a fair budget that will grow Connecticut’s economy and middle class.

“What’s lacking is courage. We need elected officials that have the courage to close a budget deficit by not going after vital programs and frontline public service workers. We need our elected leaders to have the courage to close the deficit by addressing our uneven tax burden, which disproportionately puts the burden on working families.

“We appreciate the legislative Democrats investing in infrastructure and reversing the elimination of the property tax credit, but there is still a long way to go.”

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