March 16, 2011

Welch to hold town hall session Monday, March 21 in Bristol

Here is a press release from state Sen. Jason Welch, a Bristol Republican:
State Senator Jason Welch will hold a Town Hall Meeting at Bristol’s Edgewood School on Monday, March 21 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. The school is located at 345 Mix Street.
“I look forward to seeing area residents on Monday, listening to their concerns and answering their questions,” Welch said. “The governor’s proposed budget eliminates the $500 property tax exemption that Bristol residents rely on year after year. His proposal increases income taxes, business taxes, gas taxes, and even taxes on haircuts and coupons. Its elimination of the state's Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment tax exemption program will result in Bristol taking a $2 million hit which could result in local tax hikes and hurt our ongoing efforts to retain and grow manufacturing jobs. The plan also calls for nearly $1 billion in additional spending when most families and businesses across our state are tightening their belts. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard on these issues.”
Welch held a Town Hall Meeting in Plainville earlier this month which drew approximately 50 residents.
Welch represents Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville and Plymouth. Visit Welch’s newly revamped website at . Comments and suggestions may be sent to

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