CT Pulse at 12:30: Shelton mayor talks ‘no money, no mandates, bid for governor

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti joins Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher on CT Pulse to discuss his call for towns and cities to fight back over proposed budget cuts

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti joins Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher on CT Pulse to discuss his call for towns and cities to fight back over proposed budget cuts.

He also discusses seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

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While Lauretti was discussing the effects of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s municipal aid cuts, he said there will be no exploratory phase in his 2018 campaign for governor.

“I will be filing paperwork for the office of governor,” said Lauretti during a segment recorded for HAN Network’s CT Pulse show. “There’s nothing for me to explore at this point like some other folks.”

Lauretti said he got involved in public office because he thought he could make a difference and he plans to make that difference by reversing the toll of Malloy’s administration through similar tactics he’s implemented in Shelton.

“We are a community that’s thriving and growing. We haven’t raised taxes in eight years and why is that? Because we’ve been responsible and we’ve stood up to the public and said, ‘No we’re not doing that but here’s what we’re going to do.’ And we’ve gotten results,” said Lauretti.

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