Senator Kane Addresses Tribury Rotary Club

May 22, 2010

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) recently met with members of the Tribury Rotary Club to discuss the state issues that are most important to families and business leaders in Middlebury, Southbury and Woodbury.

“Not surprisingly, the ongoing recession and the harmful effects it has had on area businesses, jobs and the state economy is very much on the minds of Rotary members. The most important thing the General Assembly can do this year is to eliminate the state deficit and pass a new, balanced, state budget that emphasizes the need to control government spending. We must avoid additional excessive borrowing, fiscal sleight-of-hand and, even worse, jobs killing tax increases,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Kane said he appreciated the opportunity to exchange ideas with area business leaders, respond to their concerns about pending legislation, and answer questions.

“It is always helpful when people can sit down together and have a frank conversation about the things that matter. Our state is struggling, businesses continue to struggle and families are struggling. Eventually, this recession will end, and we have to be prepared to take advantage of the recovery. That means passing smart legislation and enacting sensible policies that will lead to jobs. Our area business leaders have a lot of excellent ideas regarding how to go about that, and I am grateful for their willingness to share them with me,” said Senator Kane.

Among other things, Senator Kane and Rotary members discussed his proposed legislation to abolish the annual $250 business entity tax, to permit municipalities to collect and keep the marijuana and controlled substances tax imposed on illegal drug dealers, and his bill to protect young victims of sexual exploitation from possible legal consequences.

“As always, I urge all of my constituents to contact me with their questions and concerns, or to discuss legislative issues. I can be reached at legislative office in Hartford at 1-800-842-1421 or via e-mail to [email protected].” said Senator Kane.