Local Lawmakers Meet With Old Saybrook Chamber

January 17, 2015

standing from left to right: Angus McDonald, Angus McDonald/Gary Sharpe & Associates; Leigh-Bette Maynard, Liberty Bank; Kristen Roberts, Comcast; Leland McKenna, Middlesex Hospital Primary Care; Kenneth Gribbon, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa; Lori Woll, Octagon @ Mystic Marriott; Judy Sullivan, Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Executive Director; Linda Brophy, Edward Jones; and Suzie Beckman, Executive Director of the Old Saybrook Economic Development Commission. Seated, from left to right: Sen. Art Linares and Rep. Devin Carney.

State Sen. Art Linares (R-33) and State Rep. Devin Carney (R-23) on Jan. 15 met with the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce to discuss issues facing the state legislature and their efforts to improve the state’s business climate.

“This type of discussion and transparency amongst elected officials and constituents is essential,” Rep. Carney said. “We have to understand the concerns held by the people of our towns, along with the input from the business community, and be their voice in the Capitol.”

“We can make Connecticut a Top 20 state for business,” Sen. Linares said. “To get there, we must pass policies which reduce tax and regulatory burdens on businesses. We must pass pro-growth policies which unlock our potential as a state, address our weaknesses, and capitalize on our strengths. We need to listen to what Connecticut businesses here in Old Saybrook and across the state are telling us.”

Attendees at the legislative forum discussed a variety of issues, including state taxes, funding for transportation infrastructure, and the need to eliminate burdensome unfunded state mandates.