Dems caused problem, GOP is the solution
As the state enters its third month with no budget, towns and nonprofits continue to feel the ill effects. Jobs are being lost, services for the poor are being stifled. And where are our local representatives? If you are state Sen. Cathy Osten or Reps. Kevin Ryan and Emmett Riley you’re toasting and having drinks hosting your second fundraiser in Norwich in the past month. The same representatives who made sure they prioritized a labor deal before passing a budget. A deal which guaranteed no union layoffs, 7 percent raise over the next five years and a 4 percent buy-in to pensions, which is more than 2 percent below the national average.
Local Democrats are fundraising for their “Clean Slate” campaign looking to gain control of the City Council. Clean slate from what? The Republicans lowered taxes for the first time in Norwich in a decade and believe it or not Norwich did not implode. City workers all got their raises with no concessions and services were not disrupted. Even our school superintendent got a 2 percent raise. Democrats are right, we do need a “clean slate,” but not in Norwich.
We need it in Hartford. Philip Brose Norwich