State Sen. Tom Colapietro said this morning that the $37.6 billion, two-year spending planapproved by lawmakers last night is "a fair budget."
"It takes care of most of the people," the Bristol Democrat said. "It's a budget with a heart."
Colapietro said the proposal, which Gov. Jodi Rell has not signed, would keep the technical school and courthouse in Bristol open, two institutions threated with closure by the governor.
"The school is saved," Colapietro said.
Colapietro said the budget isn't perfect, but it's a good compromise.
"We need a budget, for everyone's sake," the senator said.
Colapietro also took aim at those who opposed the spending plan, incuding state Rep. Bill Hamzy, a Plymouth Republican whose 78th District includes northwestern Bristol.
"I dare any of the no votes to say they did anything for their communities," Colapietro said. "If you vote no, it just means you're being downright stubborn."
Hamzy could not be reached this morning.
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