A packed house at the Shelton Senior Center gave a great reception to\u00a0State Representatives Jason Perillo\u00a0(R-113) and Ben McGorty\u00a0(R-122) as they presented a legislative update on senior\u2019s issues in a forum sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). \u00a0The event has held on January 19th\u00a0at the Wheeler Street facility in Shelton. The legislators discussed the upcoming legislative session, and the current state of the budget - already out of balance once again since the Democrat majority passed a deficit mitigation package in a special session early last month. \u201cThere continues to be significant challenges for seniors who want to retire in the same state that they worked their whole lives and raised a family,\u201d said Rep. Perillo. \u00a0\u201cThe current state of the budget and our economy have a significant impact on seniors in this state, especially those that are on fixed incomes.\u201d \u201cThe direction of our economy effects everybody in the state, but it has a special impact on seniors,\u201d said Rep. McGorty. \u201cConnecticut has been consistently rated one of the worst states in the U.S. in which to retire. \u00a0We need to take steps to correct that.\u201d Both legislators noted that they supported a measure during the last legislative session that would remove the personal income tax the state charges on Social Security income. \u00a0They pledged to support similar legislation during the upcoming session, which begins Wednesday, February 3rd. The AARP forum is held annually, and Perillo and McGorty expressed their thanks to the organization for asking them to participate once again.