Senator Frantz Joins Danbury Chamber as One of Two Keynote Speakers at Annual Legislative Breakfast

March 30, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – State Senator L. Scott Frantz (R-Greenwich) on Mar 29 spoke at the Annual Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury.

As the Senate Co-Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, Sen. Frantz addressed several legislative issues impacting businesses throughout the state.

“I think as a whole our business community is hurting in Connecticut,” said Sen. Frantz. “Policies that the current administration has put in place have created an unstable economic climate, and that is what I heard from area business leaders today. We need to understand that proposals like a minimum wage increase and paid family and medical leave will have serious negative implications. As a state, we need to do a better job at attracting businesses, instead of scaring them away with an anemic and over-regulated economy.”

In a room filled with more than 200 business leaders, Sen. Frantz also commented on the prospect of tolls in Connecticut.

“We already have one of the most taxed states in the entire country, and tolls are simply another tax on the people and businesses of Connecticut,” said Sen. Frantz. “As a legislature, we need to work together to make structural changes to our state budget and really look at the way we spend taxpayer dollars. Implementing tolls is not the answer.”

Sen. Frantz serves as the Co-Chair of both the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and the Commerce Committee.  He represents the communities of Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford.  On the web: .