Category Archives: Taxes & Affordability

Hwang on Taxes & Affordability

Hwang on Taxes & Affordability

Despite one of the worst economic conditions in generations, the Legislature’s majority passed the largest increase in taxes & fees in CT’s history, which equaled over $2 billion dollars to our residents. The budget directly increased taxes on middle class families. CT’s rate of spending and borrowing is unacceptable.

Reduce Government Spending and Ease the Tax Burden on CT Families

SOLUTIONS:

FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY:
Voted against budget implementation proposals that increased governmental spending without accountability, and proposed alternative budget options. Objected to excessive bonding that places overwhelming debt on taxpayers and future generations. CT already has the highest debt ratio per person in the nation. Recent budget/bonding have only added to this problem.

GOVERNMENT EXCESS:
Proposed to eliminate longevity bonuses, which reward state employees simply for long term employment, a practice that is outdated and far too expensive to maintain.

PENSION REFORM:
Proposed to evaluate “defined benefit” pension, one of the fastest growing pieces of the state budget, against the benefits of a “defined contribution” plan, similar to private sector pension plans around the country.

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Tired of the onslaught of tax increases and out-of-control state spending?

Tired of the onslaught of tax increases and out-of-control state spending?

So is Tony Hwang! Tony is committed to lower taxes and a more efficient state government. What’s Holding CT Back: 5th worse state in which to do business (CNBC) $2.8 billion deficit (OFA) High energy and gas prices Worst state for retirement (topretirements.com) Job recovery trails nation and region TONY: Has opposed – and will… Continue Reading

Seniors, are you worried about your future in Connecticut?

Seniors, are you worried about your future in Connecticut?

So is Tony Hwang! CT is an expensive place to live and retire. High taxes, particularly property taxes, and high energy costs are a heavy burden on those living on a fixed income. Increasingly, people who have lived and loved CT their whole lives are forced to move to less expensive states. Connecticut has the… Continue Reading

Time to Turn the Lights Out on CL&P’s Rate Increase Request

Time to Turn the Lights Out on CL&P’s Rate Increase Request

State Rep. Tony Hwang, (R-134), candidate for state Senator of the 28th District, released the following statement today in response to Connecticut Light & Power’s request to increase its flat rate fee: “It’s absolutely mind boggling that CL&P would request such an outrageous rate increase. One can only assume they ‘blacked out’ their memory of… Continue Reading