Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin
NEW HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) and State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) hosted a legislative update on the recently concluded 2019 regular legislative session at Town Hall on Tuesday, June 26th.
The legislative update began with a brief overview of the major topics from the legislative session. Residents from shared their questions, comments and concerns about state government with Sen. Witkos and Rep. Simanski. Most shared their concerns about state finances and concerns about the proposed installation of tolls and new sales taxes on services such as dry cleaning.
“As your voices at the Capitol it’s important for us to get direct feedback from residents that we can take with us to Hartford,” said Rep. Simanski. “Many have expressed their anger and disappointment about the overall direction of our state and more specifically tax and spending increases. This past legislative session was very difficult, however we were able stop some bad ideas such as shifting state teacher pension costs on to towns and public outcry has been crucial to stopping tolls legislation during the regular session.”
Rep. Simanski also shared some positive development s regarding workforce development and training initiatives to help fill job openings in the manufacturing sector.