Case, Miner Host Pints & Politics at Winsted Brewery

October 21, 2019

Rep. Case (left) and Sen. Miner (right) meet with constituents at Little Red Barn Brewers on Thursday, October 17th for Pints and Politics.

Winsted – State Representative Jay Case and State Senator Craig Miner held a “Pints & Politics” night at Little Red Barn Brewers on Thursday, October 17th. The legislators held the event in order for area residents to hear an update on state government, which focused on recently enacted laws and taxes.

“Sen. Miner and I wanted to provide an opportunity for people to learn more about what the actions of the legislature mean for Connecticut residents going forward,” said Rep. Case. “Many of the laws that were passed during the 2019 session are just going into effect, or will be going to effect in the next couple of months. It’s important for the public to be aware of them, especially our job creators who will face many new fees and regulations in the coming year.”

The specific issues discussed at the event included tolls and infrastructure funding, business regulations, the paid family leave program payroll tax, and state spending. It is expected that over $1.7 billion in new taxes will be collected from Connecticut taxpayers, over the next two fiscal years, in order to balance the state budget that was approved by the governor in June.

“Rep. Case and I enjoyed connecting with constituents last night. Thank you to everyone who came out,” said Sen. Miner. “People remain concerned about the Democrats raising the sales tax, increased trade-in fees, and  attempting to tax groceries. Tolls are still a concern for our constituents, especially when the Administration has already violated the spirit of the transportation ‘lockbox.’ Rep. Case and I are looking to make Connecticut a friendlier place for taxpayers and businesses alike.”

If you were not available to make the event on Thursday evening, but have a question or comment on any issue related to state government, you can contact Rep. Case by visiting, and you can contact Sen. Miner by visiting