Hartford Courant 6/1/2018
While Connecticut Republicans stand a chance of winning seats this November, exactly what the party will fight for is a mystery.
With the economy in a mess due to some of the highest taxes in the nation and a budget process held hostage by last-minute leadership proposals, the party must do two things.
First, it must institute a minimum four-week review period for budgets so the public and legislature can read, discuss and pass them. Currently, bills are presented with minutes to go with no oversight except for a few lucky and too-powerful officials. This is dishonest.
Second, Republicans must have a long-term plan to reduce taxes. Both issues are crucial to the future of our state. Currently, party leadership seems to enjoy shortchanging programs and funding. No wonder this state is in a mess.
It is not enough to just vote in Republicans this year. We must vote in a party that has an idea of what to do to make our state great again. They must fix the big things and be accountable. It’s up to Senate Republican President Len Fasano and House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.
Serge G. Mihaly Jr., Woodbury