To the Editor:
At a press conference on Sept. 24, Gov. Malloy opened the door to tax hikes to help balance the budget for 2013-2014.
I will be working morning noon and night to slam the door on any tax hikes. Our state's hard pressed taxpayers need an unequivocal commitment that additional tax increases will not be used to balance next year's budget.
There is no alternative but to balance the budget the way ordinary Connecticut families balance their budgets — by cutting back expenses to match revenues. We need to balance the budget the old-fashioned way — with responsible budget’s that reduce wasteful spending.
Connecticut taxpayers need and want a firm commitment to hold the line on tax increases and spending. The days of increasing taxes to make up for budget mistakes are over. I am pledged to voting against any tax increase as a budget balancing option next year.
Every candidate should make the same pledge to voters this fall.
Sen. Len Suzio, R-13th