HARTFORD- State Rep. Christopher Davis (R-57) spoke to Connecticut retailers and merchants this morning about the state budget at their Annual Awards lunch in Hartford. The President of the Connecticut Retailers and Merchants Association (CRMA), Timothy Phelan, moderated the informal hour-long panel discussion and questions and answers section.
“Retailers and merchants are small and large businesses that employ thousands of people in our state,” said Rep. Davis. “The budget that recently passed the House and Senate made sure to protect businesses and residents alike from an increase in the sales tax, a new cell phone tax, and tolls. We are now negotiating with Democrat leaders to find common ground and to override the Governor’s veto. Continuing to operate under the Governor’s executive orders is bad for employers and residents alike.”
Rep. Davis, the highest-ranking House Republican on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee, encouraged the membership of CRMA to get involved and to reach out to their representatives about issues that impact their business or everyday life.
More information about CRMA can be found on their website, www.crmaonline.com.