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As CT Fights a Budget Crisis, Malloy Fights the GOP Health Care Bill

July 17, 2017 By Staff
As CT Fights a Budget Crisis, Malloy Fights the GOP Health Care Bill

Dan Malloy is operating state government by executive order as he awaits a budget. In the meantime, he's devoting efforts to killing the GOP health care bill in Washington.

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) went after GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare this weekend from his perch at the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting in Rhode Island.

Malloy, the chair of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) for 2017-18, said that he attended a “pretty atrocious” closed-door session on health care with Vice President Mike Pence and other governors.

From CNN:

“They repeatedly pretended that the federal government saving hundreds of billions of dollars won’t translate to actual cuts,” [Malloy] said. “I was told that I’ll innovate sufficiently to save them hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars.”

Malloy leaned in to the issue on Friday as well, releasing an official statement from his office condemning the “Trump-Pence administration’s effort to sabotage the Affordable Care Act,” and their lack of collaboration with governors.

Meanwhile, the state still faces a budget crisis, operating by Malloy’s executive order since July 1. Last week, Connecticut House Republicans proposed a no-tax hike budget. Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) has yet to call a vote on the House Republicans’ budget proposal.