State Rep. Dan Carter (R-2), State Rep. John Shaban (R-135) and state Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) hosted a meeting recently at .
The lawmakers discussed legislation passed during the 2012 Legislative Session, and answered questions from attendees about issues concerning the community and state.
Among the topics discussed were the state’s huge unfunded pension liabilities, Connecticut's continued increase in state borrowing and spending, and the historic and retroactive tax increases imposed last year to pay for it all. The group also discussed the recent education reform bill, the "Learn Here, Live Here" program, Connecticut’s poor business climate and high unemployment, and the recently passed same-day voter registration law.
“I wish to thank those who joined my colleagues and me last night for a productive discussion of state and local matters," said Carter, who represents Bethel, Danbury and Redding. "I took to heart the comments and suggestions that folks offered, and will keep them in mind when considering the issues that affect Redding and surrounding communities."
Shaban, who represents Weston, Redding and Easton, said he enjoys meeting voters face-to-face.
“Communicating with my constituents, friends and neighbors is the most important part of my job as a State Representative,” Shaban said. “We have an educated and insightful community, and I appreciate and consider everyone's input."
Anyone who was unable to attend the event but would like to speak with Reps. Carter and Shaban can reach them any time by contacting 800-842-1423 or Dan.Carter@housegop.ct.gov or John.Shaban@housegop.ct.gov.