(photos) In Hampton: Sen. Gordon updates taxpayers

November 29, 2023

For Immediate Release

In Hampton, Sen. Jeff Gordon Updates Residents

HAMPTON – Sen. Jeff Gordon (R-35th District) on Nov. 28 held a forum in Hampton to update First Selectman Allan Cahill and area residents on the governor’s recent withdrawal of proposed regulations requiring all new vehicles sold in Connecticut to be electric.

Sen. Gordon said, “I thank First Selectman Allan Cahill and area residents for attending this informational forum about what the legislature has done and is doing, as well as to hear their concerns and get their questions answered. Government works best when it listens to people. This is what I have been doing as a State Senator. I have been fighting and standing up for people to have their voices heard and to get good things done.

“Governor Lamont and the legislature’s Democratic majority heard what I and people across Connecticut had to say. The onerous and not well-thought-out ban on fully gas/diesel powered cars, pick ups, and trucks has been withdrawn. It was withdrawn after I and many Republicans and Democrats raised serious, legitimate concerns. Where will the extra electricity come from? Will there be enough reliable alternative energy sources? Will more natural gas have to be burned to generate more electricity? Who will pay the billions of dollars to expand transmissions lines and set up distribution centers and charging stations? Will you have to pay higher electricity costs? Will the cost of food and goods go up because farmers, businesses, and truckers have higher costs to pay? Connecticut already is a high cost of living state with high electricity bills. What happens if you or a small business and cannot afford an EV? Will there be enough charging stations when you need them? These are real concerns I hear all the time from people in Hampton and throughout the 35th District. I will remain vigilant on this and other issues, and will continue to keep area residents updated.”

Sen. Gordon represents Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Ellington, Hampton, Stafford, Thompson, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, and Woodstock.