FIRST SELECTMAN HERBST ANNOUNCES SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING FOR NEXT THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Town Council to consider resolution that would take a vote of no confidence in Governor Malloy and legislative leaders in the majority party regarding the state budget.
June 3, 2015 - - First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst on Wednesday announced that a special Town Council meeting has been called for next Thursday, June 11, 2015 to consider and act upon a resolution whereby Trumbull’s legislative body will take a vote of no confidence in Governor Malloy and legislative leaders in the majority party over the recent state budget deliberations and actions taken to again raise taxes on the people of the State of Connecticut.
“When three of the state’s largest employers come forward and say that the budget deal reached by Governor Malloy and legislative leadership will cause them to leave Connecticut, this is a tremendous cause for concern,” stated First Selectman Herbst. “Governor Malloy had the dubious distinction of presiding over the largest tax increase in Connecticut history. He will now preside over the second largest tax increase in Connecticut history. The taxpayers of Trumbull and the taxpayers of Connecticut are not Governor Malloy’s ATM machine.” The First Selectman noted that he has received a deluge of telephone calls from residents asking that the Town of Trumbull take action in voicing opposition to the proposed state budget. “Several Trumbull residents work for General Electric, at different offices located throughout Fairfield County,” noted Herbst. “If General Electric moves out of Connecticut, this will cause several families in Trumbull to either be without an income or be forced to move out of state to continue to provide for their families. This is not right and this is why it is time to take a vote of no confidence in Governor Malloy and the leadership of the Connecticut General Assembly. I encourage my colleagues and their legislative bodies in other municipalities to do the same.”
Attorney Rick Costantini, Majority Leader of the Trumbull Town Council, echoed the comments of First Selectman Herbst. “The people of Connecticut are once again being forced to bear the burden of failed leadership” noted Costantini. “Connecticut’s residents’ wallets are not a bottomless pit. This budget is a complete farce and shows a blatant disregard for the hardworking families of Trumbull and also the hardworking families all across Connecticut. Here at the local level, where the buck stops, we make the tough decisions to keep taxes stable while maintaining good schools and a strong quality of life. It is time for state government to do the same. I truly feel it is time for elected leaders at the local level to send a message to Hartford and let them know how out of touch they are with their constituents.” The special meeting of the Trumbull Town Council will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Trumbull Town Council Chambers.