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Malloy: People Who Want to Limit Hartford Bailout Should “Have Their Heads Examined”

June 22, 2018 By Staff
Malloy: People Who Want to Limit Hartford Bailout Should “Have Their Heads Examined”

The governor is not taking kindly to a bill that would places constraints on the state's bailout of Hartford.

“Quite frankly, anybody living in any urban area who would sign on to that Republican package should have their heads examined.”

That’s Gov. Dan Malloy’s (D-Conn.) reaction to widespread, bipartisan support for a bill that puts constraints on the state’s bailout of Hartford, according to The CT Mirror.

Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) did not parse words last week when talking about the governor’s veto of the bill, which would have effectively limited the state’s bailout of Hartford from a 20-year commitment to a five-year commitment.

“This veto demonstrates the governor’s arrogance and lack of respect for taxpayer dollars,” Fasano wrote. “Once again, when it comes to support for the city of Hartford, Gov. Malloy completely dismisses the intent and the voice of the legislature. This veto practically ensures a rough road ahead for Hartford because absent this fix the legislature probably won’t be willing to help Hartford in the future.”

Senate Bill 528 passed 28-6 in the Senate and 105-45 in the House. Apparently, Malloy thinks 28 senators and 105 House members need their “heads examined.”