Herbst Slams Hartford Insiders Over Connecticut's October Job Loss

TRUMBULL -- Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, reacted Thursday to numbers from the Connecticut Department of Labor showing the state lost more than 6,000 jobs during the month of October.

"The alarming trajectory of our state's economy is a direct product of the feckless leadership of Gov. Malloy and his Democratic insider allies in Hartford," Herbst said.

"The loss of more than 6,000 jobs in a single month is a painful indicator of where the tax-hiking agenda of this governor and his enablers has taken us," Herbst said.

"If we are going to bring investments, businesses, jobs and good wages back to Connecticut we simply can not afford to send the same kind of people back to sit in different chairs under the Gold Dome," Herbst continued.

"I am a proven reformer and Hartford outsider who will level with Connecticut taxpayers about the scale of the challenges we face, particularly when it comes to unfunded liabilities, and tackle those fundamental problems because that's what I did in Trumbull," Herbst said.