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Rep. Siegrist Urges Override of Governor’s Veto

Submitted by Alicia Mucha, Press Secretary, House Republican Office.

Siegrist Urges Override of Governor’s Veto

Governor’s actions irresponsible to schools, municipalities

HARTFORD (September 28, 2017) – State Representative Robert Siegrist today expressed disappointment that the Governor vetoed the only state budget to pass the General Assembly with bipartisan support. Legislators now are calling on support to override the veto.

“It is an absolute shame that Governor Malloy vetoed a budget that was bipartisan, and he claims that his actions are doing what is best for Connecticut. With no apparent options with regards to a budget alternative at this point, the governor is seeking to run the state by executive order,” said Rep. Siegrist. “I call on the Speaker of the House to pull us into session and I am hopeful that my colleagues in the House and Senate can come together to override the governor’s veto.”

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Siegrist represents the 36th District communities of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam.

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One Response to Rep. Siegrist Urges Override of Governor’s Veto

  1. Mike Trahan

    October 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    It’s a little disingenuous to try and convince voters in Haddam, Chester, Deep River and Essex that the state budget recently approved by the state Legislature passed with “bipartisan support.” It didn’t. Anyone paying just a little attention knows that.

    Just 3 of 18 DEMS in the state Senate voted for that budget. Only 6 of 79 state House DEMS voted yes. Like the budget, or hate it, it’s misleading to refer to that budget vote as bipartisan. Doing so seemed like an ill-conceived partisan effort by Republicans to gain public support and pressure Gov. Malloy to sign the budget. It didn’t work.

    Let’s hope the Governor’s budget veto puts us on a track for real bipartisanship. And that the process moves forward without partisan legislative trickery Rep. Siegrist.