Senator Kane To Host State Budget Forum In Southbury

April 22, 2009

Forum Scheduled For May 4th At Southbury Town Hall

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) will provide constituents with the opportunity to learn about the state budget process and express their views regarding the various proposals under consideration at an open budget forum.

Senator Kane’s public budget forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday,
May 4th, 2009 in Room 205A at Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street in Southbury.

“Unemployment is at 7.5 percent right now, and could reach eight percent in the near future. People are understandably worried about what the legislature will do to close our current state budget deficit, and whether the new two year state budget will include punitive tax increases that they simply cannot afford. Governor Rell, the Democratic majority and the Republicans have all put their budget proposals on the table. This forum is an opportunity for interested constituents to learn more about those proposals, to ask questions, and express their opinions,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Kane, a member of the General Assembly’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee, has already said he favors passing a state budget that cuts government spending over one that would require massive tax increases on Connecticut’s families and businesses.

“It is time for all of us, Governor Rell, Democrats and Republicans, to come together in a bipartisan manner to develop a responsible state budget that provides necessary government services at a cost the taxpayers can afford. The clock is ticking – this legislative session ends on June 3rd,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Kane urged constituents who cannot attend his forum to contact him with the ideas and concerns about the state budget by calling his legislative office at 1-800-842-1421, or sending him an e-mail at [email protected].

For further information about the Senator Kane’s budget forum, contact Carrie-Lyn Lauria at [email protected] or Peggy Deschenes at [email protected]. Both can be reached at 1-800-842-1421.