May 2, 2013/Press Releases

Cafero And McKinney: 85 Days And Still Counting

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May 2, 2013
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CAFERO AND MCKINNEY: 85 Days And Still Counting

(Hartford, Connecticut) – 85 days have now passed since Governor Malloy proposed a balanced budget on February 6, 2013. He had to make some hard choices and he is now standing behind them, and he continues to work with legislators to make tough decisions.

In those 85 days, Republican leaders Larry Cafero and John McKinney have not offered one solution. Here’s what they have done with their time: hold press conferences, criticize, and attack. Why? That’s what you do when you don’t have any constructive ideas.

“The clock is ticking on the Republican leadership to offer realistic, workable solutions. Right now their grandstanding is a distraction from a budget process the governor and the general assembly are taking very seriously,” said Nancy DiNardo, Chairman of the Connecticut Democratic Party. “They complain they’re not in the room, but why should they be when they haven’t offered one single solution?”

“Either they have no ideas, or for the ones they do have they’re taking the Tom Foley approach: duck the tough decisions.”