Valley Lawmakers Talk to Business Owners and Chamber Members

Posted on April 12, 2019 by admin


SHELTON – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditra joined Valley State Lawmakers on Thursday morning to have a conversation with Greater Valley Chamber members about current legislative proposals before the General Assembly.

Rep. Klarides-Ditria said, “Our state’s economy is not recovering and the answer to solving the problem is not taxing businesses more. The way we can restore our economy is by making our state business friendly and including business owners and business professionals at the table when we are making important policy decisions.”

Governor Ned Lamont has proposed expanding the sales tax to include a long list of new services such as legal and accounting services. In addition, Democrats have proposed a payroll tax to pay for paid family leave and a plan to implement tolls on every major highway in the state.

Rep. Klarides-Ditria added, “Republicans have offered alternatives to tolls that will fund transportation and will keep state bonding under the current cap. We have also proposed giving a tax credit to businesses that offer paid family leave. It is unfortunate that the Democrats have decided to ignore both of our proposals.”

Business owners in attendance expressed their concerns about high taxes and tolls. The business community said they would like to see a more efficient state government.