Lawmakers' forum Saturday at Fairfield Library
Published 5:53 pm, Friday, January 6, 2012
The session is planned at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Room of the main library, 1080 Old Post Road. The forum is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Fairfield League of Women Voters.
The league said it expected the focus of this year's legislative session would be on job creation, reducing business costs and maintaining a balanced budget.
The state Office of Fiscal Analysis has projected a small budget surplus for the current 2012 fiscal year and for fiscal 2013, the league said in a news release. A $3.6 billion budget deficit that had been projected for the current year was averted by state labor concessions, eliminating some state programs, flat lining municipal aid and other programs and by raising taxes.
At Saturday's forum, the league said, legislators will give brief overviews of their priorities for the session. Charlotte Garrell, the local league's director, then will facilitate a question-and-answer session with the lawmakers.
The audience also will have opportunities to ask the legislators questions. Coffee will be available.