Fairfield State Reps To Host Town-Hall Meeting

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State Sen. John McKinney and Fairfield's state representatives will be at the Board of Education's conference room this Saturday for a town hall meeting.
State Sen. John McKinney and Fairfield's state representatives will be at the Board of Education's conference room this Saturday for a town hall meeting. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield’s delegation in the state legislature will hold an event in town Saturday to discuss ongoing talks about the state budget and other issues.

State Sen. John McKinney (R-Fairfield) and state Reps. Kim Fawcett (D-Fairfield), Brenda Kupchick (R-Fairfield) and Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield and Trumbull) are all scheduled to be at the session to answer questions.

After a brief presentation on the budget, the meeting will have a “town hall” format, giving residents the opportunity to ask questions directly of the representatives.

McKinney, the Senate Minority Leader, has been openly critical of the budget proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy that is currently working its way through the state legislature. Earlier this year, he launched a “Fiscal Responsibility Tour” to talk with residents about his views on the state budget and to gain their input.

“There are simply too many holes in the governor’s budget for it to gain legislative approval without significant changes,” McKinney said in a press release before the tour. “I want Connecticut residents to be heard as those changes are being considered by their elected representatives.”

The meeting is scheduled to run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 18 in the Board of Education’s conference room on the second floor of 501 Kings Highway E.

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