Sen. McLachlan Invites Public to Monday Community Forum at Danbury City Hall

April 12, 2012
State Sen. Michael McLachlan discusses the need for gas tax relief at a recent State Capitol press conference. State Sen. Michael McLachlan discusses the need for gas tax relief at a recent State Capitol press conference.

On Monday (April 16) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Danbury State Sen. Michael McLachlan will host a community forum at Danbury City Hall. The forum will be held in Room 3 C.

“We have less than a month to go in the 2012 legislative session,” Sen. McLachlan said. “At the State Capitol, I continue to push for common sense measures which lower our tax burdens and eliminate wasteful spending. I urge area taxpayers to mark their calendars and stop by City Hall on Monday evening to ask questions and to share your thoughts and comments.”

Those who cannot attend can contact Sen. McLachlan at [email protected] or at 800-842-1421.

McLachlan recently participated in a press conference celebrating the capping of the state’s rising gas tax. He said he will continue to press for more substantial tax relief at the pumps.

McLachlan is also proposing to save taxpayers millions of dollars by overhauling the state pension system. He is seeking to end pensions for new state employees and instead offer them a 401(k) plan. He also wants to end the practice of pension “padding,” which is when state employees who are a few years away from retirement try to work as many overtime hours as possible to boost their annual incomes — the incomes that monthly pension payments would be based on.