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Doublespeak? Malloy Asks for “Courage to Compromise” in Pledge to Veto Bipartisan Budget

September 19, 2017 By Staff
Doublespeak? Malloy Asks for “Courage to Compromise” in Pledge to Veto Bipartisan Budget

The governor has decided to torpedo a budget that passed with both Republican and Democratic votes in the Connecticut House and Senate.

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) stood before reporters on Monday and made a curious call to legislators: have the “courage to compromise,” on a budget, because I’m vetoing the budget you compromised on.

As Reclaim Connecticut has thoroughly covered, Malloy has pledged to veto a GOP-led budget that passed the Connecticut House and Connecticut Senate with bipartisan support over the weekend.

What Malloy must mean by “courage to compromise” is the ‘courage to compromise with me.’

Malloy also made the interesting promise that office will conduct “a comprehensive review of the Republican budget,” though he says he knows enough about it to veto it.

As that process proceeds, my office is conducting a comprehensive review of the Republican budget.

While I understand enough about the bill already to know that I will veto it, this is a document that was passed out of the General Assembly, and I owe it to the legislators who voted for it, and to the people of Connecticut, to give it a full vetting.

So, does Malloy have sour grapes over his compromise budget failing? Will he only accept a budget proposal that he had the chance to weigh in on?

Keep up with Reclaim Connecticut to find out.