State Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), State Rep. Jason Perillo (R-Shelton) and State Rep. Ben McGorty (R-Shelton) hosted a legislative update at the Shelton Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The update included discussions about the state income tax, businesses leaving Connecticut and the economy as a whole.
“Connecticut families, young and old are worried right now,” said Sen. Kelly. “Regardless of what is going on in Washington, every day these families feel the pinch of high taxes and a lagging economy. The good news is the past two legislative sessions we have been able to work together to put policies in place that will help seniors and middle-class families in Connecticut. Lowering taxes for retirees and hard-working families, and helping seniors age-in-place by increasing funding for core programs – like the CT Home Care Program – are important steps in starting to turn this state around. We must continue to work together to reduce the tax burden on families, help seniors safely age-in-place at home and continue to reduce the size of a government that has become too large to sustain. I am happy with the dialogue that took place, and look forward to continuing to have an open-door policy with my constituents as we work together to put Connecticut on a new path.”