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To the editor:
Laura Devlin a candidate for state representative in the 134th District claims that during her one year on the Fairfield RTM she has “fought hard to keep local taxes low while still providing for education and services,” but her party line voting record tells a different story.
Despite overwhelming opposition from constituents, Devlin voted to cut Fairfield’s education budget by $500,000 and the library budget by $75,000.
Devlin claims that she will “fix, fund and maintain our State’s transportation system” yet she voted to cut $250,000 for Fairfield road paving ignoring a long established bipartisan and fiscally responsible plan to annually fund road maintenance.
Devlin voted to cut two police vehicles from the Fairfield Police budget, which thankfully failed. She voted to cut $15,234 from the Heath Department a sum designated to meet students’ medical needs.
Devlin voted to cut $125,000 for Fairfield’s tax revaluation process, which will cost taxpayers more money because less accurate assessments will lead to costly legal challenges.
So how much money did Devlin’s cuts save the average Fairfield taxpayer? A whopping $41.42 for FY 14-15 (based on average resident assessment). That’s about 11 cents per day.
Now, Devlin wants to make Connecticut more affordable, but voters should ask at what cost? The 134th District deserves a state representative who will listen to the voters, not party bosses. We need an independent, creative problem-solver. That is why I am urging you to vote for Tara Cook-Littman on Election Day. Tara is by far the better choice.
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