Foley opens 2-pronged attack on Malloy’s tax hike

Republican Tom Foley. (File)
Republican Tom Foley. (File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican Tom Foley has opened a two-pronged attack on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s tax policies.

The GOP candidate for governor released a TV ad Tuesday about the higher tax burden as a result of increases approved in 2011 by Malloy and the Democratic-led legislature. Malloy and Democratic legislative leaders raised taxes on income and sales by $2.6 billion over two years to help cover a projected $3.3 billion budget deficit inherited from previous administrations.

Malloy has said repeatedly he will not approve any more tax increases, but Foley says the governor has “been anything but clear when it comes to taxes in Connecticut.”

The Foley campaign also launched an online petition on Tuesday, asking, ‘Whose Taxes Will Dan Malloy Raise Next?’

A spokesman for Malloy did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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