With agreement on a new state budget unlikely to take place before the end or June or early July, Representative Perillo urges Shelton residents to respond to his new website survey (www.repperillo.com), which includes a question on competing state budget proposals and others relating to economic growth and job creation.
“The budget debate at the capitol currently is focused on two competing budget proposals – one that would hike taxes by as much as $3.3 billion and one that would not involve a tax increase,” Perillo said “How this issue is resolved will have a direct bearing on Connecticut’s economic future, job creation and retention and our competitive position with respect to other states in the northeast region.”
“For that reason, your opinions on this issue are very important to me,” Perillo said. “In addition to the question on the kind of state budget you would like to see put in place for the next two years, I also have included a number of questions that relate to jobs and the economy that will help guide my votes during the 2010 legislative session.”
Other questions on Perillo’s website survey include public funding for statewide election campaigns, the death penalty, a three strikes law aimed at repeat violent felony offenders, and unfunded state mandates on towns.