Connecticut Democrats’ Budget Crisis Leads To Cuts For Veterans

Not even our nation's veterans are spared from Connecticut's budget mess.

"It’s very disappointing. These people that put their lives on the line for this great country deserve every single honor they have."

Dave Huber
Son of World War II veteran Paul C. Huber

Sad, but true.

Without a budget, the state of Connecticut is unable to pay stipends for Honor Guard details at funerals and other military services. Talk about a failure of leadership under Democrat Governor Dan Malloy, Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo. 

Here's more from the RGA:

But while stipends for Connecticut’s Honor Guard are cut, the Malloy administration has not altered its plans for a $1 million bus expansion announced last week. With no end in sight for the state’s budget crisis, Malloy, Wyman and Lembo seem unfazed by the toll their failures are taking on veterans. 


NBC Connecticut: Budget Woes Limit Military Funeral Honors

Paul C. Huber has a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for serving in World War II.

Which is why his family was both surprised and confused when the Army veteran didn’t receive a traditional three-volley salute at his July funeral service.

Huber’s wish was to be buried with full military honors, but some of the honors many consider customary at military funerals are not federally mandated.

"It’s very disappointing. These people that put their lives on the line for this great country deserve every single honor they have," said the late veteran's son, Dave Huber.

...

As of July 1, the state stopped paying a stipend to the Honor Guard detail that carries out the rifle salute. The state currently does not have a budget, and the executive order the Governor signed did not include funding for the Honor Guard, according to Chris McClure, a spokesperson for Governor Dannel Malloy.



6 hours ago

GOP Governor Charlie Baker Of Massachusetts Named One Of The “World’s Greatest Leaders” By Fortune Magazine

Governor Charlie Baker continues to set a clear example for bipartisan leadership in his second term as Massachusetts’ chief executive.

9 hours ago

Louisiana Loses More Jobs Under Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards

Louisiana lost 1,700 jobs over the last 12 months through March, with the biggest losses in the state’s vital construction industry.

5 days, 11 hours ago

GOP Governor Kim Reynolds Is Making Iowa A National Leader For Children’s Mental Healthcare

Iowa’s State Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to create a first-ever statewide children’s mental health system,

6 days, 9 hours ago

In Florida, Ron DeSantis Accelerates Conservative Agenda

As his first legislative session winds down, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—elected five months ago by the narrowest of margins—has soared in popularity ...

1 week ago

GOP Governor Matt Bevin’s Kentucky Becoming The “Seat of Advanced Manufacturing In America”

Working families are gaining access to new high-paying jobs as the state’s economy continues to move toward unprecedented new heights.

1 week ago

New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy Under Fire For “Patronage Pit” Festering In His Administration

Murphy’s mismanagement of New Jersey has gotten so dire that members of his own party are now openly criticizing his failed leadership.