TYMNIAK: Budget is Bad for Fairfield, Bad For Connecticut

Chris Tymniak, candidate for Fairfield First Selectman

Chris Tymniak, candidate for Fairfield First Selectman

Tymniak to Tetreau: Join me — Call on Governor Malloy to veto $1.5 billion Tax Increase Budget.

Chris Tymniak, Republican candidate for First Selectman in Fairfield in 2015, today released the following statement:

“After calling on the Governor and Democrats in Hartford to rethink their crippling proposed tax increase earlier this week, I am asking First Selectman Mike Tetreau to join me in urging Governor Malloy to veto the budget.

Mike should explain to Governor Malloy how the budget negatively affects Fairfield businesses and residents this Sunday when they will be raising campaign donations together at a brewery. The entire Fairfield legislative delegation understood how bad this budget is for Fairfield when they voted against it. Mike can stand up for Fairfield by asking the Governor to veto the state budget.

The $40 billion dollar budget that passed the Connecticut General Assembly by a narrow margin (73-70 in the House of Representative, and 19-17 in the State Senate) has a host of negative implications for Fairfield and Connecticut residents and business including an additional $200 million of taxes on the middle class, tax hikes on goods and services and $700 million in new taxes on businesses, including a 20% surcharge on corporate profits.

At a time when we should be advertising that Fairfield is open for business, our First Selectman should not support a budget that our largest taxpayer, GE, called “truly discouraging” and will make them “seriously consider whether it makes sense to continue to be located in this state…as other states offer more opportunity and a better environment for business growth.” This budget is not the “prudent and responsible path forward” that GE urged the Governor and lawmakers to adopt.

Last fall Governor Malloy promised that we would not be facing a deficit and that he would not raise taxes. Governor Malloy should honor that commitment to the people of our state and veto this budget. Please call First Selectman Mike Tetreau at 203-256-3030 and ask him to call on Governor Malloy to keep his promise of no new taxes by vetoing this budget. Additionally, you can also reach out to Governor Malloy’s office at 860-566-4840 to personally urge him to keep his promise.

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