Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin
BEACON FALLS – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria and state Senator George Logan held a Pizza & Politics night at the local Beacon Falls Pizza Palace on Tuesday.
Residents packed the upstairs of the pizza restaurant to ask questions and to hear from their lawmakers about what is happening at the State Capitol. The conversation and questions were mainly focused around tolls and the proposed tax increases by Governor Ned Lamont and legislative Democrats.
Rep. Klarides and Sen. Logan told residents that this was one of the largest crowds to attend a meeting in Beacon Falls and thanked everyone for attending and getting involved.
Rep. Klarides-Ditria said, “Stopping tolls and higher taxes is possible but we need the help of every single person in this room. We need residents to get vocal and to contact their state representatives and state senator and the governor to tell them not to pass tolls or more tax increases. I will continue to stay vocal and will share your stories with my colleagues in Hartford.”
Sen. Logan added, “This is ‘Crunch Time’ at the State Capitol. This is the time to raise our voices as taxpayers and tell their elected officials to keep their hands off our wallets. Call the Senate Democrat Office at 800-842-1420. Call the House Democrat Office at 800-842-1902. Rep. Klarides-Ditria and I are fighting for you in Hartford, and we need you to get active today if we are going to stop tolls and a massive tax increase.”
Governor Ned Lamont has proposed 53 tolling gantries to hit his number of raising $1 billion in revenue. In addition, the governor is proposing to expand the sales tax to include items and services such as accounting services and non-prescription drugs.
The lawmakers mentioned that on Friday, March 15th, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee will be having a public hearing on the governor’s budget proposal and residents can submit testimony at email@example.com.
On, Wednesday, March 20th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. the lawmakers will also be hosting an informational forum on tolls at Derby City Hall.
Residents can contact the lawmakers with questions, concerns, or ideas by emailing Nicole.Klarides-Ditria@housegop.ct.gov, George.Logan@cga.ct.gov or calling 860-240-8700 or 860-240-8800.