WOODBRIDGE- House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus and Senator George Logan will be ringing the bell for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign on Tuesday, December 12th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Amity Stop & Shop, 112 Amity Rd, New Haven, CT 06515.
Tuesday, December 12th
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Amity Stop & Shop
112 Amity Rd, New Haven, CT 06515
HARTFORD — A budget proposal was approved last week that didn’t go far enough in addressing the major fiscal problems that plague Connecticut, state Rep. Lezlye Zupkus said.
While the two-year budget included positive change in the area of municipal mandate reform, the inclusion of some tax hikes and fee increases, along with borrowing money to bail out Hartford and $40 million for the XL Center sends the wrong message to Connecticut taxpayers.
“The budget reduces funding to our communities, yet throws money at cities that over and over have demonstrated their unwillingness to get its fiscal house in order,” said Zupkus, who in September voted for a bipartisan budget supported by municipal officials that fully funded school districts in her community — a budget the governor eventually vetoed. “We’ve heard over and over that we can’t fix Connecticut’s problems by increasing taxes — the current economic climate is proof of that, yet this budget does just that. We’ve got to point our state in a different direction, and I think we’ll have that chance soon because it won’t be very long until my colleagues and I are back in Hartford trying to get it back in balance.”
HARTFORD- State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) will be hosting district-wide legislative coffee hours in October. The first coffee hour will be held in Bethany on Tuesday, October 10th, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Country Corner Diner, 765 Amity Road.
Additional coffee hours include Cheshire on Thursday, October 12th, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the McDonald’s on South Main St and Prospect on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Dunkin’ Donuts on Waterbury Rd.