BEACON FALLS – State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria and state Senator George Logan recently visited Goldenrod Corporation, located in Beacon Falls. Goldenrod is the largest manufacturer of winding shafts and chucks in the industry.
“I am proud to have a leading manufacturer like Goldenrod right here in our backyard,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “The manufacturing industry in Connecticut is a large part of our economy, and we need to do more as a state to make sure this industry thrives and grows.”
BEACON FALLS – Last week, State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria and state Senator George Logan hosted a post-session recap and budget update in Beacon Falls. The recap provided residents with the opportunity to hear the real facts about the state’s dire fiscal situation and to ask questions about the issues facing the state.
Rep. Klarides-Ditria said, “The reason no budget has been called is the majority party Democrats control what gets called and what doesn’t get called. For months, Republicans have had a balanced no-tax-increase budget on the table, but the Speaker has decided to turn a blind eye to a solid plan that will set Connecticut on a new path forward. If Republicans were in charge, a budget would have been passed during the regular session. We need to take action on a budget immediately, and every day that the Democrats wait, vital state services will be shut down.”
DERBY- The Department of Motor Vehicles announced on Wednesday their decision to temporarily close both the Derby and Milford DMV service centers due to long wait times. House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria released the following statements regarding the DMV’s decision to shut down service at the Derby service center location today.
“DMV’s issue with long wait times is not something new,” said House Republican Leader Themis Klarides. “Waiting hours at the DMV has been a chronic issue that DMV has continually ignored. Shutting down the Derby and Milford small service centers will not solve this issue and will only cause more problems and headaches for residents throughout the state. The DMV’s inability to provide core services to taxpayers proves that the time to privatize services and make structural changes to the DMV is now.”
“The closure of these two small branch locations is unnecessary and a poor decision by DMV,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “Valley residents will now have to travel farther and wait in longer lines for simple services that should take minutes not hours. It is time for the state to start looking at ways to privatize services and to get back to the negotiating table with AAA to work out a deal to have them start providing services in New Haven and Fairfield counties again.”