From December 04, 2014 9:00 am until December 04, 2014 10:30 am
Post Election Legislative Update
Where do we go from here?
The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce in association with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, as part of their CT20X17 campaign, will host a Post Election Legislative Update, entitled “Where do we go from here? “ at the Westport Library on Thursday December 4th at 9am in the McManus room.
All three incumbent legislators, Senator Toni Boucher [R] 26th district, Representative Jonathan Steinberg [D] 136th district, Representative Gail Lavielle [R] 143rd district will be joined by newly elected Senator Tony Hwang [R] 28th district to discuss where they think the state will be going during the next session.
The open forum will be moderated by Matthew Mandell the Executive Director of the WWCC. “I’m pleased that all of our elected officials are coming to share their thoughts and vision,” said Mandell. “This is a great opportunity for our business people and residents alike to come ask questions and see how they will be represented.”
“CBIA, along with 70 other business groups, support the CT20x17 campaign because making the state a top 20 state by 2017 would not only improve the economy and create jobs, but sustain our great quality of life and create a better future for everyone,” said Bonnie Stewart, CBIA’s vice president, government affairs & general counsel.
“Legislators need to hear from their constituents,” she continued, “and it is through meetings, such as this one with the Westport Chamber, that meaningful conversations on the importance of CT20x17 can happen between lawmakers and the business community. We encourage legislators to take these conversations back to the Capitol and use it to create strong public policy aimed at improving Connecticut’s economic competitiveness.”
This is the second of what will continue to be a series of events to keep our local and business community informed about issues affecting them at both the state and regional level. This forum is also a follow up to the state representative debate that the WWCC hosted last month prior to the election.
Residents, business people and of course all members of the WWCC are invited to come and participate by asking questions during this open forum. There will be coffee and baked goods at this free morning event.
More on the CT20X17 campaign can be found at www.ct20x17.org