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Kurt Miller, Lembo’s GOP Opponent, Weighs in on $217K “Splash Pad”

September 19, 2018 By Staff
Kurt Miller, Lembo’s GOP Opponent, Weighs in on $217K “Splash Pad”

The Republican candidate for comptroller is urging incumbent Kevin Lembo and Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) to stop the "reckless borrowing."

First Selectman Kurt Miller (R-Seymour), the Republican nominee for comptroller, urged his opponent, incumbent Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D-Conn.) to stop the “reckless borrowing” ahead of a Thursday State Bond Commission meeting.

Reclaim Connecticut reported on the Bond Commission meeting on Monday. We noted that $800 million in bond allocations is on the agenda for Thursday. One item catching the attention of Republicans is $217,000 for the “construction of a playground and splash pad at DeGale Field” in New Haven.

Miller honed in on the splash pad in a release on the Bond Commission meeting.

“Kevin Lembo and his friend Dan Malloy will continue to send the wrong message to Connecticut taxpayers if they decide to borrow money for things like a $217K splash pad for the City of New Haven, which is on the state bond commission agenda for this Thursday,” said Miller. “Unnecessary borrowing by Lembo and Malloy is the reason why we have seen a decrease in our bond rating, which means taxpayers are paying more for the actual infrastructure needs of our state. No wonder our state is in a fiscal mess when you have a fiscal guardian that rubber stamps Malloy’s imprudent fiscal policies.”

Whoever wins the comptroller race this fall will have a seat on the 10-member State Bond Commission. Lembo has been comptroller since 2011, and is running for a third four-year term.

Republican attorney general nominee Sue Hatfield also spoke out about the splash pad, and other Bond Commission items. The attorney general is another member of the Bond Commission.