Hartford- Representative Whit Betts (R-Bristol) spent the morning listening to the concerns and ideas of members of the Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce during their annual legislative breakfast held Tuesday morning inFarmington..
The event was well attended by the members of the chamber. After some brief introductions the legislators jumped right into fielding questions from the audience. The topics generally focused on budget and jobs related issues. Despite the largest tax increase in state history being past last year,Connecticutcontinues to face budget deficits while still lagging in job growth.
“Many of the people in the room today are responsible for creating and providing jobs and giving our economy a pulse,” said Betts. “When they talk about reducing costs, eliminating unfunded state mandates and encouraging business growth I think we ought to listen up. There will be some crucial decisions made this session and I plan on using some of the things said in this room today to help guide my decision making process.”