Figuring out how to balance the services we want with the tax code changes and deficit reductions we need is at the core of current federal, state and local budget debates. Everyone wants a better budget, but nobody wants the cuts to come from things they value, like, or depend on.
How and why tough choices might get made at the federal level will be the topic of a public conversation with U.S. Congressman Jim Himes from noon to 1:30 on Friday, Feb. 22, in the Commission Room at Weston Town Hall.
Mr. Himes will talk about why he feels the Simpson-Bowles plan provides a strong framework for approaching the difficult choices needed to restore budgetary order, and the practical implications of those choices.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own bag lunch for the event, which is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Weston. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided by the league.
Mr. Himes, a Democrat, represents Connecticut’s 4th District (which includes Weston) in the United States House of Representatives. He is currently serving his third term in Congress and is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages active and informed participation of citizens in government and seeks to increase understanding of major public policy issues at the local, state and national levels.
All are welcome. For more information call Helen R. de Keijzer, 203-226-7830.