Posted on September 25, 2017 by jpheasant
HARTFORD – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) spent the month of September visiting senior centers throughout the district to allow residents the opportunity to discuss the current budget situation, ask questions about current legislation, and voice any of their concerns.
“As a representative of the 55th district it is extremely important to me that everyone within the communities I serve have a chance to meet with me face-to-face and hear what is happening in Hartford,” Rep. Robin Green said. “I wanted to make sure that our seniors feel as though their voices are being heard and have an equal opportunity to express their feelings and beliefs with their state representative directly.”
During the discussions, residents expressed an overwhelming concern over Connecticut’s declining economy citing the recent influx of businesses and employment opportunities that have packed up and left the state in recent months.
Rep. Green answered questions on the bipartisan budget recently passed in both the House and Senate, legalizing recreational marijuana, and concerns over funding for people with disabilities. The vast majority of seniors were opposed to Connecticut adding tolls for fear over the impact on local traffic and if the money brought in would actually be used for our roads and highways.
Rep. Green said, “It is my hope that anyone who attended these forums came away with answers and information that will be helpful to them.”