The Darien League of Women Voters recently held its annual legislative coffee at the home of League members Joyce and Mike Critelli. Three of Darien’s four state legislators attended: State Sen. and Deputy Pro Tempore Carlo Leone (27th Senate district), and State Rep.William Tong (147th House district) and Terrie Wood (141st House district). State Sen. and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (25th Senate district.) was absent due to a conflict.
League members and guests expressed concerns about Connecticut’s fiscal health, specifically the increasingly severe challenges to local towns caused by our continuing annual state budgetary deficits. Legislators were open and thoughtful in discussing these challenges, and the ways they are trying to deal with them, including the projected $4.6 Billion operating deficit projected for this and next year.