Trumbull State House Delegation to Host Pizza & Politics Chat


TRUMBULL-State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) will be hosting a legislative review on Thursday, June 7th, at Old Towne Restaurant in Trumbull.

The Trumbull legislative trio wants to know what is on the minds of town residents when it comes to important state issues affecting them.

The event will be at Old Towne Restaurant on 60 Quality Street in Trumbull from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on June 7th.

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Republican Budget Focuses on Prioritizing Spending


HARTFORD – State Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty announced yesterday that the House and Senate Republicans released their second complete balanced budget.

Reps. Perillo and McGorty said the Republican budget proposal restores funding to the Medicare Savings Program, funds the Retired Teachers’ Healthcare Fund, and fully funds the FY 2019 enacted Education Cost Sharing grants.

“We are providing a vision for the state that doesn’t require tax increases or funding cuts to people that need it the most,” said Rep. Perillo. “It’s clear that residents and businesses are fed up with the taxes they have to pay in Connecticut. We are continuing to listen to those who are tired of tax increases, and with this budget, we can start to regain their confidence in Connecticut.”

Rep. McGorty added, “It is critical that we prioritize spending. Our budget does that, and as a result, we are able to fully restore funding for the Medicare Savings Program and other much-needed programs. Democrats shouldn’t play party politics with the future of Connecticut, and instead, work with us to pass this forward-thinking budget.”

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Take Rep. McGorty’s Toll Survey


HARFORD – State Rep. Ben Mcgorty released survey results from an online survey on tolls that he has conducted that overwhelming show that his constituents are against tolls.

Rep. McGorty said that out of 49 responses from constituents, 42 say they are against tolls.

“Over 80 percent of people who have taken my survey so far don’t believe tolls are necessary,” explained Rep. McGorty. “I am encouraging more residents to take my quick survey on tolls and tell me their thoughts.”

Residents can take the survey by visiting

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Rep. Perillo and McGorty Support Republican Budget Proposal


HARTFORD – State Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty are backing a Republican budget proposal that fully balances the fiscal year 2019 budget and eliminates the projected $321.5 million deficit. It includes policies to address the state’s long term unfunded liabilities and put the state on a path toward stability and predictability.

“Maintaining tax breaks for seniors and working families and reducing the size of state government are just two of the many pro-taxpayer proposals we include in our budget plan,” said Rep. Jason Perillo. “Dan Malloy has proven that spending more and taxing more isn’t the solution to solving Connecticut’s growing budget concerns. A new direction for the state of Connecticut is needed and our proposal offers bold alternatives that will take us down a new road.”

“We protect funding for seniors, veterans, and those that need it the most in this budget,” added Rep. McGorty. “In addition, our budget will reduce state spending, reform state government, and protect taxpayers’ wallets from more tax increases being proposed by the majority party. We don’t need tolls or tax increases to solve our state’s budget crisis. It’s time to stop talking about raising new revenue and start talking about cutting unnecessary spending.”

The Democrat majority rejected the Republican budget in the Appropriations committee but instead voted for their own spending plan which ‘fails to address our unfunded liability and included $213 million more in state spending.

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Stratford State Lawmakers Announce Funds for Tech School


HARTFORD – State Reps. Ben McGorty and Joe Gresko announce on Friday that the State Bond Commission approved funding for Ct Aero Tech for Aviation in Stratford.


“As a state we need to be focusing on the manufacturing industry and helping increase and retain qualified talent,” said Rep. McGorty. “I am glad to see that we are investing in tech schools throughout the state and right here in Stratford. Our students and manufacturers in our region will benefit greatly from this investment.”

“This is great news for Ct Aero Tech for Aviation and helps us in our workforce pipeline efforts to get graduates into good paying jobs,” Rep. Gresko said. “I thank Governor Malloy for including this item in the Bond Commission’s latest round of funding.”

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