Shelton- On April 5th, Shelton State Reps. Jason Perillo and Lawrence Miller co-hosted a “Coffee you’re your Legislators” event at the Plaza Diner on Bridgeport Ave in Shelton.
During the meet and greet with early morning diners Reps. Perillo and Miller listened to Shelton residents who shared their concerns on a variety of issues. The issues discussed included the burdens Governor Malloy has put on businesses passed last year. They discussed ways to boost state tourism and the local economy. People also expressed concern over the millions of dollars spent on state employee longevity bonuses, the teacher pension issue, a proposal to re-institute tolls in the state and changes to state liquor laws.
Perillo said, “We are approaching the busiest time of the legislative session and meetings like this are important as we prepare our votes on key issues. This morning’s discussion was excellent and very informative. From the death penalty to economic development to taxes, we covered a number of key topics and got a lot of thoughtful ideas.”
Constituents were happy and grateful that Reps. Perillo and Miller were there to listen to what was on their minds and get the latest update from the Capitol.
“Listening to the concerns of the people that put their trust in me is the most important thing I can do as a legislator. When I go to Hartford I am their voice,” said Miller.
State Senator Kevin Kelly was unable to attend the coffee hour due to a late night Senate session debate on the death penalty.