Shelton Lawmakers Talk to Business Owners Frustrated with Anti-Business Climate

Posted on October 25, 2019 by admin


SHELTON – State Representatives Jason Perillo, Ben McGorty and State Senator Kevin Kelly met with business owners and professionals on Tuesday morning to discuss the impact of legislation that was passed during the 2019 session will have on their industries.

During the 2019 session, the majority party Democrats passed major anti-business bills, which included increasing the minimum wage to $15, implementing a payroll tax to fund paid family leave, raising the business filing fees and reducing the tax credit for pass-through entities.

The lawmakers explained that they wanted to host the forum to make businesses aware of what was passed and how to prepare for the new laws. They also urged businesses to be vocal about how policies discussed in Hartford will impact them and make their voices heard during the legislative session.

“Democratic lawmakers and Governor Ned Lamont say they care about business owners but this couldn’t be further from the truth,” said Rep. Perillo. “These anti-business bills will cost businesses more money and could cause more to close their doors. Instead of asking businesses for more we should be asking what we can do to make it easier for them to do business in our state.”

“We are one of the worst states in the nation to do business in and this session the Democrats decided to pass more bills that will not get us out of the dead last rankings,” added Rep. McGorty. “I want to let businesses know Rep. Perillo, Sen. Kelly and I have their backs and will continue to fight for them in Hartford, but we also need their help in speaking out against these bills when they come before the legislature.”

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DOT Announces Route 8 Improvement Project

Posted on October 10, 2019 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (Department) Office of Engineering is implementing a resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, and safety improvement project on Route 8 in Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, and Seymour. The project begins at the Platt Road overpass in Shelton and ends at the North Main Street overpass in Seymour for a total of 8.8 miles. The purpose of the project is to provide corridor improvements that bring this section of roadway to current standards.

This project proposes to

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Perillo, Shelton Legislators to Host Session on Business Legislation

Posted on October 8, 2019 by admin


The 2019 legislative session was among the most impactful on the state’s business community in recent memory. With that in mind, I’m co-hosting a forum this month in Shelton to provide information on legislative action that affects the state’s business community. I’ll be joined by state Rep. Ben McGorty and Sen. Kevin Kelly, and together we’ll cover topics such as the state’s new mandatory paid family and medical leave program, an increase to the minimum wage, and changes to the pass-through entity

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