Cheshire Delegation Hosts Successful Town Hall Meeting

May 24, 2012

CHESHIRE –Senators Joseph Markley (R-Southington) and Len Suzio (R-Meriden) were joined by State Rep. Alfred Adinolfi (R-Cheshire) for a Tuesday night town hall meeting with constituents.

The delegation held an old fashioned Town Hall meeting with more than 30 Cheshire residents. The public shared their concerns and ideas regarding state and town issues. Some topics of discussion included the repeal of the death penalty, Sunday liquor sales and the state budget deficit.

“The people of Connecticut deserve leaders in Hartford. The issues are complex but they deserve our time and consideration. Constituents don’t want us to pass vampire legislation decided in a back room and passed during the dark of night. That is what happened with education reform. It is also clear as I attend town halls that people are tired of wasteful spending. They cringe at the thought of spending $600 million on a bus to nowhere,” said Sen. Markley.

Sen. Suzio said, “These meetings allow us to show taxpayers how we are fighting for all of them in Hartford. We will continue to push for lower taxes and the elimination of wasteful spending. We will continue to fight for policies which improve the quality of life here in Cheshire. Many thanks to everyone who came out! We heard you loud and clear and will continue to work tirelessly on your behalf at the State Capitol.”

Rep. Adinolfi said, “On the budget, we need to govern by showing leadership and courage. We need to evaluate and make difficult budget decisions and move away from our continued ‘tax and spend’ mentality. Lastly, we need to delicately balance our government’s role in providing a safety net for our most vulnerable against the obligation to reduce the financial burden on the taxpayers and businesses in our state.”

The legislators showed a power point presentation which showcased the issues debated during the 2012 legislative session