Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull

Valley Lawmakers Talk to Business Owners and Chamber Members

Posted on April 12, 2019 by admin


SHELTON – State Representative Ben McGorty, Jason Perillo and Senator Kevin Kelly joined a group of Valley State Lawmakers on Thursday morning in Shelton to have a conversation with Greater Valley Chamber members about current legislative proposals before the General Assembly.

Rep. Perillo said, “If the majority of businesses are telling us to not create a new income tax to fund forced paid family leave and to not pass tolls than why are we even considering it. Right now we can’t afford to lose more businesses to tax-friendly states. It’s time to stop the attack on small and large businesses, but instead, work with them to create a better economy in Connecticut.”

Rep. McGorty added, “We are seeing tax and spend proposals that are sending the wrong message to businesses in Connecticut. We are not seeing more residents coming into the state, we are not seeing more businesses moving their headquarters and adding more taxes isn’t going to change this. The only way we can bring more businesses to Connecticut is by creating a business-friendly environment and not threatening them with new tax increases.”


Judiciary Passes Legalization of Marijuana Bills, Rep. McGorty votes NO

Posted on April 10, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Ben McGorty voted no on legislation in the Judiciary Committee on Monday that if passed by the General Assembly will legalize the retail sale and possession of marijuana.

Rep. McGorty said, “Legalizing marijuana during an opioid crisis doesn’t send the right message to children and young adults. Marijuana is a drug and one that has a negative impact on the brains of children and young adults. Legalizing marijuana will not help us battle the opioid crisis and the only people who will profit will be big tobacco companies who are dominating the industry.”


Rutigliano and McGorty to Hold Healthcare Forum

Posted on April 8, 2019 by admin


TRUMBULL- State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are inviting Trumbull constituents to a Forum with the Office of the Healthcare Advocate on ways for residents to potentially save on their healthcare plans.

WHAT: Trumbull Forum with the Office of the Healthcare Advocate

WHEN: Monday, April 29 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

WHERE: Trumbull Town Hall – Council Chamber at 5866 Main Street in Trumbull

According to both Reps. Rutigliano and McGorty, the goal of the forum is to highlight

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