Fairfield legislative delegation held a town hall meeting

In what legislators called an old-fashioned town hall meeting, State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) along with State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) hosted constituents on Jan. 21 at the Fairfield Board of Education building.

The lawmakers, who all represent a portion of Fairfield, discussed the current and projected state budget deficits, Connecticut’s poor job creation record and their proposals to improve the state’s economy. Legislators also talked about their pending legislative proposals to amend 8-30g, an affordable housing statue to meet current town needs.

Additionally, Hwang, Kupchick and Devlin asked constituents in attendance their opinions about re-establishing tolls in Connecticut, which Governor Malloy highlighted as a possible way to fund investments for transportation infrastructure. Legislators asked attendees for feedback on this proposal.

Rep. Devlin said, “As a new legislator, I think this is a helpful way to hear directly from the people we represent and exchange ideas on how best to go about the peoples’ business. I always look forward these opportunities and want to thank all who took the time to come out.’’

“Listening and learning is vital for good representation. I wish to thank the residents who joined my colleagues and me last night for a productive discussion. I took to heart the comments and suggestions that folks offered, and will keep them in mind when considering the issues affecting the Fairfield community,” said Rep. Kupchick.

“It’s critical to hear directly from constituents, so that the decisions we make in Hartford reflect the will of the people who elected us as their representative. I’m thankful to those who took the time to attend our town hall, and I look forward to staying connected with the community as the 2015 legislative session continues.”

Rep. Cristin Mcarthy Vahey (D-133) was scheduled to attend but was unable due to illness.

State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134), State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) and State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132).

State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134), State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) and State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132).

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