Statement From Governor Lamont’s Office Regarding Comments Made by Senator Fasano
(HARTFORD, CT) – Max Reiss, Director of Communications for Governor Ned Lamont, released the following statement in response to comments made today by Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano:
“Senator Fasano must hold a different definition of bipartisanship. The governor’s administration has invested considerably in pursuing a bipartisan solution on transportation, working directly with Senator Fasano. That work involved countless meetings and discussions, a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Authority – both of which are part of a Republican presidential administration, and the governor himself addressed the Senate Republican caucus. I’d like to better understand how that falls short of being bipartisan? Further, as the governor indicated in his email yesterday to both Democratic and Republican legislative leaders, he will be releasing the revised transportation plan this week.
“Regarding Senator Fasano’s aggressive claims that he’s been left out of the budget and bonding discussions – he’s right. He and every Republican in the General Assembly chose not to participate in them. They submitted no budget and presented no alternatives. As Senator Fasano knows full well, per the governor’s insistence, the bonding bill, which is typically developed in the budget process, was separated out and put on hold until transportation was sorted out. There has been no action on the bonding agenda because there has been no action on transportation. Now that progress is being made, those discussions will begin anew, which the governor stated yesterday.”