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Danbury lawmakers hear feedback on priorities for upcoming General Assembly session

A pre-session legislative update was held this week by members of Danbury's state delegation in the House and Senate.  Representative Will Duff says the discussion will allow them to to push for an end to more and more taxation while fighting for policies which improve the quality of life in Danbury.

 

The upcoming General Assembly session begins on February 7th. 

 

Representative Michael Ferguson says he heard about the need to hold the line on taxes and spending.  He says there has to be a delicate balance of government's role in providing a safety net for the most vulnerable, against the obligation to reduce the financial burden on taxpayers and businesses.

 

Representative Steve Harding says it was good to hear from people about their needs.  He noted that many called for a fiscally responsible Connecticut.

 

State Senator Michael McLachlan says they will look into issues like government inefficiency at the DOT, high energy costs, and state employee pensions and compensation.  He says government must become more nimble, more efficient, and less expensive.

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Jim Bohannon

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