Themis Klarides

Dear Rep. Klarides: Malloy Administration Responds to GOP Leader's Letter

The Malloy administration is striking back against criticism from House Republican leader Themis Klarides about the governor's handling of the budget.

Brian Durand, chief of staff for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, wrote to Klarides on Wednesday, saying that her comments reflect "a fundamental misunderstanding and misstating of basic facts."

Klarides said Malloy's decision to cut $20 million from the state budget following the failure of his criminal justice overhaul "raises serious concerns."

But Durand...