Senator Markley, Representative Sampson Give Legislative Update to Wolcott Seniors

August 8, 2012

Wolcott – State Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) and State Representative Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott) gave a brief legislative presentation to the seniors at the Charles Rietdyke Senior Center located at 211 Nichols Road on Monday, August 6th.

During the Monday afternoon meeting Markley and Sampson talked about the many laws passed during the 2012 legislative session. Both legislators talked about the state’s budget crisis, with emphasis on state spending and taxation. Other issues discussed included the Busway project and the Governor’s Executive Orders concerning limiting people’s choice on personal care assistants.

“It is clear that the people of Connecticut deserve better in Hartford,” said State Senator Joe Markley. “Too often, legislation becomes law without proper review and people are tired of wasteful spending. From education reform being passed in the dead of night to the massive $600 million busway, we simply cannot continue down this dangerous path. I will keep fighting for smart policies and look forward to meeting with you again.”

Afterward, the two legislators took questions from the crowd.

“I enjoyed visiting with the residents at the senior center and hearing their concerns about state government,” said Rep. Rob Sampson. “I look forward to having a good dialogue with the people I represent.”

For anyone who missed the legislative briefing and wishes to receive a copy of the presentation please call Sen. Joe Markley’s office at 800-842-1421 or Rep. Rob Sampson’s office at 800-842-1423.