GOP Viewpoint: Getting fleeced

Yankee Institute develops and advances free-market, limited-government solutions in Connecticut. As one of America’s oldest state-based think tanks, Yankee is a leading advocate for smart, limited government; fairness for taxpayers; and an open road to opportunity. In particular, Yankee is the first to publish a policy paper that calculates the actual cost of Gov. Lamont’s tax increase at $2.4 billion … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Important updates from Hartford

There is no doubt about it, the future of Connecticut’s prosperity is in danger. Elections have consequences and, unfortunately, we are seeing that play out every day. In just two short months, our newly-elected governor and the Democratic-controlled legislature are promoting to: 1) Force school districts to regionalize; 2) Increase or implement taxes in a number of areas and; 3) … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Call to action

In our last column we urged all Ridgefield residents to pay close attention to what is going on in Hartford. We used tolls as one example of Democratic policies being advanced that will hurt residents of Ridgefield and Connecticut. Since that article was written, the Democrats have put forward legislation and initiatives that will: Force Ridgefield and towns like ours … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Pay close attention

As the Democratic-controlled Connecticut legislature sets its priorities for 2019, we encourage all Ridgefield residents to pay close attention to bills that are being put forth. The two main questions to ask yourself when analyzing new bills are: Will the legislation have a positive or negative effect on Ridgefield? Will the legislation improve Connecticut’s economic problems? Let’s take the issue … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Stay involved

Another Election Day has come and gone, and we all survived. Congratulations to all who were victorious in their run for public office. Thank you to every candidate who ran for office. Regardless of the outcome, you made a difference in this election cycle. I offer a huge shout-out to all the volunteers, regardless of your party affiliation, who volunteered … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Review the facts before you vote

This election is not about the president. This election is about what is best for Connecticut and Ridgefield. Democrats want to make this election a referendum on the policies of the president. They want votes based on emotion, fear and anger. I’m asking you to take a breath and review the facts before you vote. Democrats have held every state constitutional seat in … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Young Democrat for Frey

I’ve been a Democrat for as long as I’ve thought about politics, so when I landed myself an internship with state Rep. John Frey before I graduated RHS, I was skeptical. I’ve always known and respected him as a man, but in the age of polarization I didn’t expect myself to appreciate his politics. During my time working for him, however, I realized … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Unanswered sewer renovation questions need answers

The sewer project is the second largest capital request in the history of Ridgefield. This vote will impact Ridgefielders, their property values, taxes and how our town grows over the next 20 years. Given the enormity of this, the selectmen, Board of Finance and WPCA approvals, wouldn’t a taxpayer think the current Phase 2 documents and presentations posted on the … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Dedicated leaders

The Town of Ridgefield and the State of Connecticut are fortunate to have two dedicated elected officials who represent us in Hartford. State Sen. Toni Boucher and state Rep. John Frey are both well respected veterans in Hartford and in our community.   Sen. Boucher represents six towns in addition to Ridgefield: New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Bethel, Redding and Westport.  Toni is … read more

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