HARTFORD — Rep. Rob Sampson met with a dozen or so Wolcott residents today inside a Capitol committee room, taking a few minutes to tell them about his efforts to turn Connecticut into a more affordable place to live. And for Sampson that move starts with favoring government spending reductions to tax increases when it comes to balancing the state’s budget, which is in the red by more than $3 billion. Pointing to seats reserved for legislators, Sampson told the group that each time he casts his vote he thinks of his constituents and how a proposal would affect them. Sampson urged the residents to call him with their comments, concerns or ideas.