WESTPORT, Conn. The Westport Daily Voice accepts signed, original letters to the editor. Send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To the Editor: Stephen Rubin has served our town well since 1993 and will continue doing so as our state representative. His democrat opponent says he voted against the Malloy budget in 2011, the budget that had the big tax increases. But in 2012, he voted "yes" on the adjustment bill that was nothing more than an extension of the original budget. It relied on the same revenue streams (income, sales, etc.,) and tax hikes that the original budget had.
As a contrast, Republicans offered a budget that accounted for those problem increases but kept spending where it was.
This budget adjustment bill increased spending in the second year of the original budget by about $187 million. And it increased spending by $310 million over the previous year. Its time for a change. On Nov. 6, our choice can only be Stephen Rubin. Carla Rea
Member, Westport's Representative Town Meeting
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