Trumbull\u2019s First Selectman Tim Herbst said he is worried about the potential impact on Trumbull if General Electric leaves Connecticut. The CEO of Fairfield-based GE has informed employees in Connecticut that the company is looking for a new home, citing the budget passed by the state legislature. In a message sent to workers and quoted in reports,GE CEO Jeff Immelt wrote that the budget contains \u201csignificant and retroactive tax increases for businesses in the state,\u201d which he said have \u201cserious implications\u201d for GE and other businesses. Herbst, a Republican, said this is bad news for the town. \u201cWe estimate we have 500 to 1,000 residents working for GE,\u201d Herbst said Friday. \u201cWe are intensely concerned about the likelihood of GE leaving Connecticut. That will impact hundreds of Trumbull residents, if they lose their jobs or are forced to relocate.\u201d Herbst said the impact will also be felt by Trumbull\u2019s largest taxpayer \u2014 the Westfield Trumbull mall. \u201cThe tax increases that small business owners in the mall will experience and the tax increases that the mall ownership itself will experience as a result of reporting requirements will discourage additional investment and expansion at Westfield Trumbull,\u201d Herbst said. \u201cAs we are poised to begin the Phase 2 expansion of the Trumbull Mall, this type of assault on our largest taxpayer will discourage this investment. The expansion of the Westfield Trumbull Mall would represent an expanded tax base which would help us reduce the tax burden on our residential taxpayers. This adopted budget negatively harms those efforts.\u201d The First Selectman noted that a special Town Council meeting has been called for next Thursday, June 11 at 8 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers to consider a resolution that would take a vote of no confidence in Governor Malloy and the majority leadership in the Connecticut General Assembly. \u201cThe actions of our state leaders have adversely harmed the residents of Trumbull. Next week, the members of the Town Council have an important decision to make. At the local level, we have an obligation to tell our state leaders that their actions have hurt our residents and our Town, and we have no confidence in their ability to serve the people,\u201d Herbst said. The scheduled vote has been criticized by some as political posturing. Herbst has been cited as a potential Republican candidate for governor in the future. Connecticut Democrats had a spirited back-and-forth with Herbst this week on Twitter, regarding his call for the meeting. \u201cReally, Tim? This is what you call 'civility?,\u201d Connecticut Democratic Party Communications Director Leigh Appleby said in an email sent from the party, citing Herbst\u2019s announced civility series. \u201cIs this what the people of Trumbull elected you to do... use your office to try and score cheap political points?" Appleby noted that The Connecticut Mirror reported that Trumbull will receive $4,640,030 in municipal grants in the new budget. \u201cIf you have no confidence, can we expect you'll give back more than $4 million on behalf of the people of Trumbull? Of course we can't,\u201d Appleby said. \u201cThis is nothing more than cheap political posturing.\u201d Trumbull's Republican Town Committee has mirrored Herbst's sentiments and encouraged residents to attend the June 11 vote.