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  • "The budget adjustments that Governor Malloy and the Democrats have offered give us more spending, more gimmicks and bigger deficits. In short, they are fiscally irresponsible and unsustainable," said Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, a Republican gubernatorial candidate.

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  • By making the gun control bill bipartisan, McKinney said Republican lawmakers took a leadership role by not sitting on the sidelines and helped to craft a product that was "better for the state of Connecticut."

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