KENT- On Thursday, October 12, State Representative Brian Ohler (R-64), had the pleasure of touring the Kent Falls Brewing Company (KFBC), located on the Camps Road Farm in Kent. You can watch highlights of the trip by clicking here.
The tour lasted roughly 3 hours, which provided the opportunity for Rep. Ohler to walk the property with owner Barry Labendz. Much of the conversation was focused on the trials of being a small start-up business in Connecticut, how the owner’s vision and concept finally became reality, and how legislative changes could help ease some of the regulatory burdens that our local Farm Breweries face on a day to day basis.
As many of you may have heard, Governor Malloy vetoed the bipartisan budget that was recently passed by the House and Senate. After waiting for multiple days before he finally decided to veto it, he chose to do so with only two days left until October 1st.
In the weeks that have followed since we passed this biennium budget, the Governor and the majority party unleashed a firestorm of lies and deception with the hope that we would all petition against it.
After nearly 9 months of researching, calculating, debating, and finally negotiating, the GOP budget prevailed and therefore has been officially adopted, in a bipartisan manner, by both the Connecticut HOUSE AND SENATE!
A very special thank you to those courageous Democrats who joined us tonight by passing a historic budget for the citizens of our beloved state. I am so grateful to everyone who sent texts, made calls, and created social media posts in order to spread the word over these past two very intense days. This has undoubtedly been an experience that I will never forget. The fight isn’t over, however, but please know what an immense honor it is to be fighting for you and your family.