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What a Difference Five Days Make. Malloy Drops Tax Rebate, Scorned McKinney for Proposing the Same.

Here’s Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s spokesman’s April 23rd reaction to state Senator John McKinney’s call for Malloy to drop a $55 tax refund in his 2014 budget proposal:


(HARTFORD, CT) – Andrew Doba, Director of Communications for Governor Dannel P. Malloy, today released the following statement regarding a call by State Senator John McKinney to eliminate tax relief for residents from the state budget:
“Senator McKinney needs to stop rooting for failure.  Governor Malloy’s proposal to issue a refund to taxpayers is part of an overall effort that will put money in the rainy day fund, pay down our long-term obligations, and provide some necessary tax relief for residents.  If Senator McKinney was so concerned with gimmicks, he wouldn’t have put out a Republican “budget” that included a $120 million dollar tax increase on working families and $54.8 million in phantom, unspecified cuts that are not detailed anywhere.”

Malloy withdrew his proposal Monday morning.