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Rep. Polletta reacts to Governor Malloy’s 2018 State of the State address

Minutes after the opening day of the 2018 legislative session came to a close, Rep. Joe Polletta reacted to Governor malloy’s 2018 State of the State address.

Reps. Polletta and Wilson, Sen. Berthel Host Q&A Session at Woodbury Senior Center

State Representatives Joe Polletta and David Wilson, and State Senator Eric Berthel recently hosted an open question and answer session at the Woodbury Senior Center to allow constituents a chance to learn directly about policies being created and discussed in the legislature, and to get answers to pressing concerns.

More than 40 concerned residents attended the session where discussion included the recently-ended legislative session and the upcoming session that convenes on Wednesday, February 7, the state budget deficit, and bear hunting, among others. One of the major topics discussed concerned the state’s Education Cost Sharing (ECS) program and many residents voiced their opinion that the formula is being applied unfairly and to the detriment of their community.

The crowd also applauded the announcement that earlier that afternoon the legislature voted to override Governor Malloy’s veto of the Medicare Savings Program which assists seniors and the disabled with payments to offset the costs of healthcare not covered directly by the Medicare program.

 

 

Rep. Polletta, Sen. Berthel Host Successful Town Hall Meeting in Watertown

State representative Joe Polletta and State Senator Eric Berthel recently hosted an informative town hall meeting at the Heminway Municipal Building for residents and constituents.  More than 2 dozen people attended the meeting to discuss the recently-ended legislative session and the upcoming session that convenes on Wednesday, February 7.

The topics of discussion were varied, with pedestrian safety along Main Street being on nearly everyone’s mind in the wake of the recent death of a long-time and well-respected member of the Watertown community. Other issues that were brought up included the Medicare Savings Program, grandparent’s rights, legalization of fireworks, and of course, the state budget deficit, and the overall health and direction of the state.