2016 LEGISLATIVE WRAP UP (S}!!! We are pleased to be able to
have attended two (2) - (l), in person, and (r) electronically via CT-N!
Weston Town Hall Meeting Room, Metro Hartford Alliance offices (?) in a non-functioning air conditioned building where the windows don't open. Wednesday, June 15, 2016 and Tuesday June 21, 2016
From the Metro Hartford meeting...
CT Mirror, CTNEWSJUNKIE, Hartford Courant and Moderator Oz Griebel review, 6-21-16
Yet more proof that CONNECTICUT NOT A STATE IN WHICH TO DIE - Yes, (29 minutes in) and went on and on making point after point!!!
From the Weston meeting...
Rep. Shaban, Sen. Hwang and Sen. Boucher;
Details of what happened at the Legislature in power point, made available in print form. (Interesting that Courant mentioned around 29 minutes in how cuts to Medical Examiner imply unclaimed bodies revert to place they were found) Weston's three legislators reviewed what the state of the state is
after yet another "short session" followed by Special Session followed
by veto sessions...and what is coming after Nov. 8th.
Senator Boucher embarks on longer view analysis.
Emphasized the financial condition of the state and its borrowing to
pay operating costs policy. Panel at second Wrap-Up predicts
Special Session three (3) days after November 8th election.
Pointed out that something was going to have to give re: union
contracts, and that private sector can deliver many services more
efficiently than does government. Voting on union contracts for
state employees hasn't been done for 20 years.
Emphasized that government and its financial underpinnings in this state
are broken and need to be fixed...but how, asks the panel of reporters,
the question hanging in the wind on June 21st. Impact of Trump on voting in 2016 legislative elections?
Crowd asks sincere questions
Including one (not shown) with two sons, wanting to know where each of
the legislators stands on various aspects of gun control issue.
Others more concerned about CT competitiveness, taxes and how we can
turn things around.