Dialogue: #44 Themis Klarides

State House Republican leader Rep. Themis Klarides

State House Republican leader Rep. Themis Klarides

February 7th, 2016 Dialogue Show:

This week on Dialogue, Steve Kotchko discusses with State House Republican leader Themis Klarides the tone of Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s new budget plan … which sounds more Republican-like with cuts and employee layoffs.  GOP leader Klarides feels the governor is finally being fiscally responsible for the first time in 5 years which she applauds, given the state’s fiscal deficit numbers.  She feels these tough decisions have to be made, but worries Democratic leadership in the legislature may be reluctant to go along with, given it’s an election year.