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State Rep. Michael Ferguson, Danbury Legislators Provide Senior Update

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DANBURY- State Rep. Will Duff (R-2), Michael Ferguson (R-138) and Stephen Harding (R-107) spent some time meeting with and listening to seniors at the Danbury Senior Center Wednesday afternoon.

The Danbury legislators provided a legislative update on the issues affecting Danbury seniors, like eliminating the tax on Social Security and pensions in Connecticut, identity theft, the high cost of housing and keeping our state affordable for the senior population especially for those on fixed incomes. 

 “Danbury seniors are right to be apprehensive about the lack of a state budget agreement. We stand ready to fight for our bi-partisan budget plan which would stop potential increases to local property taxes and stabilize Danbury state funding,” said Rep. Michael Ferguson.  

“We need to protect the seniors in our state who retire here and spend their formidable years in Connecticut. Many seniors are living on fixed incomes and cannot afford large increases in taxes whether they are a sales tax, property tax, income tax or pension tax,” said Rep. Will Duff. “We, as legislators, need to advocate for our constituents; that is why I have spent 10 months pushing to end the tax on Social Security and pensions.”  

“Having an opportunity to speak at the Danbury Senior Center with our community’s senior citizens was a great experience,” Rep. Harding said. “It was critical to sit down with them and hear their concerns and opinions first-hand. We need to do a better job in making easier for these men and women to remain here in Connecticut.”