Recap: State Lawmakers’ Town Hall Coffee Hour

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Feb 032020

State lawmakers, State Reps. Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro and Kathy Kennedy held a pre-session coffee hour Thursday morning at the Orange Town Hall to talk with residents about the issues that will be discussed during the upcoming legislative session, which will start on Wednesday, February 5th.

Rep. Klarides said, “Of course until we settle the issue of tolls it is going to keep dominating the legislative landscape. But there are other matters outside of the budget cuts that need to be made to balance just this year also up for discussion: marijuana legalization and sports gambling to name a couple.’’

“Tolls will be one of the major topics being discussed before and during the legislative session,” said Rep. Ferraro. “Tolls are the number one thing Democratic lawmakers want to pass in Hartford. Instead of looking at ways we can save taxpayers’ money, they are always looking at ways to increase revenue sources. We need to make our state more affordable and stop the unnecessary revenue grabs.”

Rep. Kennedy added that she enjoyed listening to Orange constituents express their concerns about state issues including tolls, job training, the effect of the minimum wage on small businesses and the state budget.

“The issue that dominated the conversation was tolls. People just do not trust the government, they think a truck-only toll option will inevitably lead to tolls for all cars at every location,” said Rep. Kennedy.

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Identity Theft Forum for Business Owners on Oct. 5

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Oct 022015

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 2.41.26 PMThe Orange Chamber of Commerce announced that an Identity Theft Forum for business owners will take place in the Orange Town Hall meeting room on Monday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.

All Orange businesses are invited to attend the forum, hosted by State Reps Themis Klarides, Pam Staneski, Charles Ferraro, Sen. Gayle Slossberg and the Orange Police Department.

Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris of the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) also will be in attendance to help educate business owners on how to best protect their businesses and employees from becoming victims of identity theft.

For more information about this event and to RSVP, contact Spencer Rubin at 1-860-240-8745.

Originally Published on: Sep 9, 2015 @ 15:10