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Gray, Treasurer Nominee, Becomes Latest Republican to Call Out State Bonding

September 21, 2018 By Staff
Gray, Treasurer Nominee, Becomes Latest Republican to Call Out State Bonding

The Republican nominee for treasurer became the third GOP candidate for a statewide office this week to highlight what some consider reckless bonding by the State Bond Commission.

Thad Gray, an investment professional who’s the Republican nominee for state treasurer this fall, blasted the State Bond Commission on Thursday for “putting taxpayers deeper in debt with pork barrel spending.”

“It would be comical if the consequences weren’t so serious for the economic health of our state,” Gray added, blaming Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) for encouraging the wasteful spending.

Gray also called out his Democratic opponent, Shawn Wooden, demanding to know where Wooden stands on the Bond Commission agenda.

“Where does Shawn Wooden stand on these ridiculous rip-offs of hard-working citizens?” asked Gray. “Imagine what could be done with state resources to repair vital infrastructure and help those in true need if we weren’t adding to the state’s credit card for little league fields, playscapes and splash pads?”

Gray, like his Republican colleagues Sue Hatfield, the nominee for attorney general, and Kurt Miller, the nominee for comptroller, specifically highlighted the State Bond Commission’s $217,597 for “a splash pad at DeGale Field in New Haven.”

Gray, if elected, would have a seat on the State Bond Commission, along with the governor, the attorney general, the comptroller, several legislators, and members of the governor’s cabinet.