March 26, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Miller’s November Challenger Questions Opponent’s Priorities

To the Editor:
An opportunity for our district towns was lost on the evening of May 13 as an amendment proposed by the House Republicans to restore education funding to their local budgets was rejected by self-serving democratic legislators including our Rep. Miller (D-36).

The amendment would have restored Education Cost Sharing (ECS) to the district towns by using Citizens’ Election Program (CEP) funds to pay for it. It would have restored $3,500 to Chester, $22,800 to Deep River, $10,000 to Haddam and $229,000 to Essex.  Miller voted against the amendment.

This is unbelievable! Wow! Miller voted to keep the money for his campaign instead of returning education funds to his district’s schools! It’s pretty clear  what his priorities are for the 36th.

Sincerely,

Bob Siegrist,
Haddam.

Editor’s Note: The author is the Republican nominee to run against State Rep. Phil Miller in the 36th District.

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Republican Candidate Siegrist Challenges Incumbent Miller’s Priorities

To the Editor:

With only days left in the legislative session and a budget that is in complete disarray, Rep. Miller (D-36) chose to debate pesticides rather than address the unprecedented budget issues that the state is facing.

I feel that he (Miller) has really missed an opportunity.  We are facing budget decisions that will impact our state for decades. Rather than answer hard questions and take on the tough issues, he is taking valuable floor time to debate an issue that, although important in its own right, cannot hold a candle to the budget crisis we are facing.

This is a question of priorities and representing the constituents of the district.  Mr. Miller says that he is hearing concerns from his constituents on this issue.  Maybe he needs to listen a little harder.

Sincerely,

Bob Siegrist,
Haddam

Editor’s Note: The author is the nominated Republican Candidate for 36th House District.

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