Malloy Comes To Hear Local Feedback


Governor Malloy will be making his 4th stop on his statewide budget tour in Waterbury on Tuesday evening. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend and ask the Governor any question they want regarding his proposals for the 2011-2013 state budget. That budget includes calls for concessions to the tune of over $1 Billion from state employee bargaining units as well as $2 Billion in projected revenues from tax increases. Those taxes include almost every existing fee under the sun and cancelling exemptions to the same types of taxes such as sales tax exemptions on haircuts, yoga classes, tow truck services and others.

So far, Malloy has held town hall meetings in Bridgeport, Groton and Torrington. He has also met with auto salesmen and state bargaining group. The state bargaining groups pleaded with the Governor to RAISE taxes even further on the richest residents in Connecticut. Malloy – a former mayor of city along the state’s gold coast- noted that taxes were already increased on the richest residents just a year and a half ago. He also noted proposed tax increases on luxury purchases in his budget.

In contrast, auto dealers and business owners have promised businesses would leave the state if his proposals are enacted. Jen Ezzel, of the Connecticut Tea Party confronted Malloy on his tax increases in Groton. “We don’t have any more money to give you. We’re done.”

Pro-big government groups are also organizing to descend on Waterbury’s town hall meeting to advocate for their causes. Proponents of Sustinet – Connecticut’s version of Obamacare – are preparing to organize by wearing shirts and ask questions to support their $1 Billion plus proposal for universal healthcare in Connecticut.

The meeting will be at Veterans Memorial Hall inside the new City Hall building at 235 Grand St., Waterbury. It will be from 7 – 8 pm
The next area meeting will be on March 14th in Bristol City Hall Chambers, 111 North Main St.

What do you want to ask the Governor?

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One Comment to “Malloy Comes To Hear Local Feedback”

  1. Besides saying that we don’t have any more money to give, we should follow it up by spending less as an example.

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