Catala would fight against tax in­creases

The Day - - OPINION -

The spe­cial elec­tion is about two weeks away. I am run­ning be­cause the 39th Dis­trict needs a voice. I have raised money from hard-work­ing people and have put in my own funds as this is im­por­tant. I don't want to tax people out of Con­necti­cut.

Cur­rently we re­ceive a large amount of funds from the lot­tery and casi­nos. We pay a state in­come tax, sales tax, prop­erty tax, and storm wa­ter tax. Af­ter we pay all these taxes we are left with money to pay our bills and put food on the ta­ble for our fam­i­lies.

I was raised by a sin­gle mother who worked three jobs to make ends meet. Some­times those ends didn't meet, but we never com­plained. This made me stronger and the per­son I am to­day. I knew what it was like to strug­gle.

The time is now to bet­ter man­age the state bud­get. Cut fluff po­si­tions, re­or­ga­nize the leg­is­la­ture. We don't need 151 state rep­re­sen­ta­tives for a small state. The unions have given back. It's time for the leg­is­la­ture to give back. I don't sup­port tax­ing gro­ceries and I am against tolls. The leg­is­la­ture must find ways to re­dis­tribute cur­rent funds and to stop tax­ing the cit­i­zens. I am pre­pared to fight in Hart­ford. Ja­son Catala New London

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