Rep. Perillo, McGorty Oppose Steep Minimum Wage Increase

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty said on Thursday morning that the passage of the increase in the minimum wage to $15 will have a negative impact on Connecticut’s economy, will reduce jobs, and hurt nonprofits and local communities.

“Legislative Democrats continue to ignore businesses and municipalities who are being asked to pay more and to take on more expenses,” said Rep. Perillo. “This drastic increase in the minimum wage will have devastating ripple effects to our economy. We need to start listening to businesses and local leaders and stop punishing them with more mandates and taxes.”

“Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour will cost municipalities millions to implement, which could result in higher local taxes,” said Rep. McGorty. “Everything from groceries to summer camp fees will increase because of the sharp increase to $15 an hour. We will all feel the negative impact of this legislation.”

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Democrat’s Tax Package is a $2 Billion Dollar Tax Hike

Posted on May 2, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Jason Perillo voted yesterday against a Democrat-backed tax package that will increase taxes by $2 billion dollars over the next two years.

Rep. Perillo said the majority party tax package and budget proposal will continue to hurt Connecticut’s economy and punish taxpayers.

“Our state can barely get back to where we were before the 2008 recession,” said Rep. Perillo. “For the past decade the Democrats only solution to fixing our economy is to spend and tax more – this hasn’t worked. Connecticut residents and businesses, especially our mom-and-pop stores in downtown Shelton, will have to pay more to continue to see less and less of their tax money back from Hartford.”

Rep. Perillo explained that the budget not only taxes more grocery items but also implements a .5 cent payroll tax on every Connecticut resident and businesses will have to pay $15 minimum wage.

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Reps. Perillo, McGorty Host Successful Sports Equipment Drive

Posted on May 1, 2019 by admin


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SHELTON – State Representatives Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty dropped off sports equipment collected from Shelton residents during a month-long  Sports Equipment Drive to the  Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley on Friday.

“I want to thank the community for helping us collect sports equipment for Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley,” said Rep. Perillo. “The new and used sports equipment will help youth athletes participate or learn a new sport and keep them active after school and through the summer.”

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