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10/28/2020 07:00 AM

Strong, Passionate Voice

While knocking doors over the past few months, I’ve heard residents’ genuine frustration about the direction our state is headed, and especially their fears that future tax hikes will make it harder than it already is to make ends meet and to get ahead.

If I am privileged to be re-elected as our state representative on Nov. 3, I am committed to working across the aisle to help our state close the multi-billion-dollar deficit in the upcoming budget. However, I remain steadfast in my conviction that new taxes cannot be the centerpiece of any new solution. We need to start making it easier, and not harder, to get ahead and families simply cannot get ahead when the state is nickel and diming them at every turn with another new tax.

I also recognize that while it’s critical to make our state a more affordable place to live, work, raise a family, and retire in, good government means more than simply balancing the budget and keeping taxes low. Last session, I supported efforts to safely expand home-based family childcare, to close affordable housing loopholes exploited by developers, and to begin tackling rising health care costs in our state, including legislation capping the cost of insulin.

It has been a true honor to serve these past 22 months. If I am privileged to be re-elected, residents can count on me to be a strong, passionate voice in our State Capitol in opposition to new taxes and in support of commonsense solutions that will grow jobs and make our state a more affordable place to live, work, and raise a family.

State Representative Joseph Zullo (R-99)

East Haven

Joseph Zullo is seeking re-election on Nov. 3.