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State Reps. Perillo And McGorty Meet With Shelton Seniors

State Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty discuss the upcoming legislative session with Shelton seniors.
State Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty discuss the upcoming legislative session with Shelton seniors. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHELTON, Conn. -- State Reps. Jason Perillo (R-113) and Ben McGorty (R-122) held a forum on seniors’ issues at the Shelton Senior Center last month.

The event was sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons.

Topics included the upcoming legislative session and the current state of the budget.

“There continues to be significant challenges for seniors who want to retire in the same state that they worked their whole lives and raised a family,” Perillo said. “The current state of the budget and our economy have a significant impact on seniors in this state, especially those that are on fixed incomes.”

McGorty echoed Perillo's views.

“The direction of our economy effects everybody in the state, but it has a special impact on seniors,” he said. “Connecticut has been consistently rated one of the worst states in the U.S. in which to retire. We need to take steps to correct that.”

Both legislators said that during the last legislative session they supported a measure to remove the personal income tax the state charges on Social Security income.

Both pledged to support similar legislation during the upcoming session, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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