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Connecticut Governor Backs Middle Class Tax Cut Framework
GOVERNOR-ELECT MALLOY: SUPPORTIVE OF FRAMEWORK TO
PROVIDE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUTS
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor-Elect Dan Malloy released the following statement
regarding the deal currently under consideration in Washington, DC, which
would extend unemployment benefits and the existing middle class tax cuts.
"There is no such thing as a perfect piece of legislation, and the makeup of
the co-equal branches of government requires compromise. But the framework
of this package is something I can support, particularly for the
unemployment benefits it extends to the thousands of unemployed workers in
the State of Connecticut, as well as the extension of the existing middle
class tax cuts. There is a legitimate role for the House of Representatives
to play in this process - and they should - but at the end of the day, this
should be passed and signed into law."