In a letter to the New Canaanite published on Nov. 10, Chris DeMuth voiced concerns that we would “immediately [enact] a tax hike.”
We feel the need to set the record straight. Throughout our campaigns we emphatically stated that we would not raise the income tax. Instead, we’ve proposed real solutions to address the state’s fiscal and pension crises, transform our transportation infrastructure, reduce taxes like the estate and gift tax, and bring businesses and young people back to Connecticut. All of these measures will reduce financial stress on towns like New Canaan and keep our property taxes low.
We also campaigned on the need to put aside political party labels and partisan rhetoric and instead focus on working together to ensure a successful future for Connecticut. We intend to do just that. It is our hope that all of us, regardless of party, can engage in a productive and constructive dialogue based on actual facts. That is how we’ll move this state onto a more productive and prosperous path.
Over the next two years, we will work hard to earn the confidence and support of those who did not vote for us. We are eager to learn from all of you as we work collaboratively to move Connecticut forward.
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