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CT Dems’ Statement On Governor Malloy’s State Of The State Address

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.

“Today’s speech is a reminder of why the voters of Connecticut have elected Dan Malloy twice. He is absolutely right when he says that, in order to move our state forward, we must create a predictable and sustainable state budget and economy. And it’s not just talk. Governor Malloy has a record of making state government run more effectively and efficiently, and today he outlined three specific areas of focus to bring much-needed stability to the state budget.

“The governor also noted the progress we have made as a state. We should all be proud that – thanks to his leadership – Connecticut will remain the home of Sikorsky Aircraft and the 8,000 jobs that come with it.

“Despite Governor Malloy’s positive vision for the future of our state, however, I was shocked to see what seemed like the entire GOP caucus remain seated and refuse to applaud the governor’s call to continue our record of compassion by remaining a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees. It looks like Connecticut Republicans are truly taking their cues from Donald Trump.”

Balletto Congratulates Legislative Leaders On Opening Day

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.

“I want to congratulate my dear friend Martin Looney as he is sworn in to another term as Senate President Pro Tempore. It is wonderful to have him back and ready to move Connecticut forward so soon after his kidney transplant. He, along with Majority Leader Bob Duff, have been willing to make tough choices while protecting the needs of Connecticut’s students, working families, and our most vulnerable neighbors.

“I also want to congratulate the new House leadership team, Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and Majority Leader Matt Ritter. They are both principled leaders who will fight for Connecticut’s values first and foremost. I am confident that they will lead the Democratic caucus and the House of Representatives with honor and distinction.

“This year, Republicans have increased their numbers in Hartford, and with that they need to take increased responsibility. We cannot afford a GOP caucus that continues to put forward unworkable and unrealistic proposals solely for political purposes. Republican leaders must come to the table in good faith and work for real solutions for Connecticut taxpayers.”

CT Dems’ Statement On Congressional Delegation’s Swearing In

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.

“We are a small state with a small congressional delegation, but, in the age of Trump, Connecticut Democrats will have an outsized influence. As Republicans in Congress aim to take health care from millions of Americans, Democrats will fight for quality, affordable coverage for all. As Republicans try to roll back environmental protections, Democrats will fight for clean air and water for our children and families. And as Republicans actively undermine ethical standards, Democrats will fight for honesty and transparency in government.

“I want to congratulate our entire congressional delegation – Congressman Larson, Congressman Courtney, Congresswoman DeLauro, Congressman Himes, and Congresswoman Esty – on their swearing in. Each of our members of Congress has proven to be a fighter not only for his or her district, but for the values we share as Democrats. We will need that fight now more than ever.”

CT Dems’ Statement On Senator Blumenthal’s Swearing In

Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.

“For more than 30 years, Richard Blumenthal has fought for Connecticut. He has stood with working families, veterans, and consumers. From his time in the legislature and the attorney general’s office, he has never forgotten those he represents, and I was proud to watch him take the oath of office for a second term in the United States Senate. With Donald Trump set to assume the presidency, we need someone who will stand up for Connecticut’s values now more than ever. I am confident that Senator Blumenthal will fight with renewed vigor for the principles that define the Democratic Party: justice, equality, and compassion.”

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