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STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775

MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

WYMAN SAYS GOVERNOR'S BUDGET PROPOSAL IGNORES TAXPAYERS

Contact: Steve Jensen
860-702-3308

State Comptroller Nancy Wyman today called the Governor's proposed budget a shortsighted spending plan that ignores the financial needs of Connecticut's cities and towns and the taxpayers who created an estimated half-billion-dollar surplus.

"The Governor acknowledged that the state budget is the people's checkbook," Wyman said, noting that the state income tax will contribute nearly $5 billion of the proposed $12 billion budget. "But what he didn't say is that his budget proposal will drain the taxpayer's checking account, add precious little to their savings account and run up their credit card debt by over three billion dollars."

Wyman said the Governor's budget proposal:

"The Governor calls this budget fiscally conservative," Wyman said. "But what this budget really does is ignore fiscal reality at the expense of the taxpayers. The citizens of Connecticut, and their money, deserve better."

The State Comptroller appreciates input on this and other issues from residents of the state. Please feel free to contact her office by phone - (860) 702-3300; mail - OSC, 55 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106; or, via E-mail - osc.opinions@po.state.ct.us

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For Immediate Release
February 8, 2001

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