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Higher taxes negate the higher minimum wage

“We” in Connecticut boast of raising the minimum wage. But for what purpose? “We” said it was to offset the high cost of living in this state. But it looks like it was just another rather nefarious way to justify increasing taxes — like the impending insurance increases, along with a proposed mileage tax. It seems to defeat the intention of raising the minimum wage.

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Primary candidate: Time to end legislature’s indecision and inaction

Ask yourself one question: Are you happy with the way things are right now in Hamden? I know I’m not. Six years ago, I moved to Hamden because I saw it as a terrific place to raise a family and start a business. Since then, I’ve laid roots down, am helping run two family-owned grocery stores, and have met many customers whom I soon hope to call constituents. It’s the people I’ve met at my family’s store, Thyme & Season, who have fueled my interest in representing them in the 88th district. I’ve learned a lot about why people are frustrated with local government — and I share those frustrations. IWe need new leadership that will fight for innovative and actionable ideas that will generate revenue for Hamden.