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New Milford lawmaker wants to end tax and spend practice in Hartford

State Representative Richard Smith was among the lawmakers who recently held a constituent meeting in New Milford.  Smith said he remains focused on the economy and the budget.  He says things have still not rebounded the way he has hoped.


Smith says this legislative session he would like turn around the tax and spend policy the state has had in place in recent years.


Some state lawmakers have called for repeal of Keno, which was authorized by the General Assembly in June as part of a deal to balance the state budget.  Governor Malloy said this week that keno would help the state's bottom line but he would follow the legislature's lead on a repeal.