Representative Dave Labriola (R-131) joined House and Senate Republicans today and announced his support for the 2011 Republican legislative budget proposals.
The Republican legislative agenda outlined today includes massive state government reorganization and other across-the-board spending cuts to save Connecticut taxpayers billions over the next two years.
“For the past several years we have offered alternative budget proposals, including proposals that demonstrate how we can use common sense to cut spending without raising taxes to eliminate the budget deficit,” Rep. Labriola said. “These proposals, once again, show we’re willing to lead by example.”
Other suggestions offered by the Republicans included rolling back spending to previous levels to save as much as $1.6 billion, merging 43 agencies into 11, including combining all Legislative Management agencies into one entity, limiting bonding to 10 percent of state budget, eliminating the 10 percent corporate surcharge and the business entity tax, and providing tax credits to companies that hire off unemployment rolls.
Republicans said that their proposals preserve municipal aid over the next two years but would still save the state $1 billion.