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These letters about the election recently were sent regarding the election in the 141st state House of Representatives district:
Randy Klein Knows the Importance of Funding Transportation Infrastructure
To the editor:
Its easy to talk about fixing our transportation infrastructure. While politicians are busy blaming each other for the problem, the rest of us are stuck in traffic, or waiting for a delayed train.
The time for cheap rhetoric is over — we need results if we are going to bring our roads and rails into the 21st century.
We are supporting Randy Klein for state representative because we know that his decades of experience in the transportation service industry will help to finally make the air-tight transportation lock box a reality.
The lock box will make sure dollars are re-invested in our transportation system, which will in turn encourage businesses to open their doors right here in Connecticut. If you’re ready for results please join us in supporting Randy Klein for state representative.
— Michael and Barbara Yantorno
Terrie Wood Understands Connecticut’s Fiscal Challenges
To the editor:
Connecticut is a financial disaster. Annual deficits caused by excessive borrowing and legacy pension funding for state employee’s have forced the elected officials to increase taxes on businesses and even not for profit hospitals.
Tax revenue continues to plummet as the largest individual tax payers and some major corporations leave the state .
Terrie Wood understands this. She has demonstrated the courage to fight for responsible budget reform and was one of our only local leaders to fight the hospital tax endorsed by Gov. Dannel Malloy and state Sen. Bob Duff.
Amazingly, Terrie is enthusiastic about the future of our state.
She has reached across the aisle to work with any legislator that has a balanced approach to education, gun control and social services.
She is a member of the Finance Revenue and Bonding committee so she can see that a responsible financial plan can put us back on sound footing over the next decade. After serving since 2008 Terrie has the respect of all members of the Legislature.
Less then one cent of every dollar we send to Hartford gets returned to Darien to support our local needs. Tax and spend has created a vicious cycle threatening the quality of life through out Connecticut.
One-party rule is never a good thing for any society. We need to change leadership in Connecticut from the top down. We need competent experienced people to get that done. Clearly Terrie Wood is one of those leaders.
— Doug Milne