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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You Can't Blame A Guy For Trying

I'll say this for State Senator Len Suzio: The man is persistent and has enough chutzpah for three people.

In his efforts to get a public hearing on Connecticut's Petroleum Gross Receipts Tax, which he wants to place a cap on, Suzio showed Wednesday he isn't above riding on other lawmakers coattails to get a little extra exposure for his cause.

Suzio (shown at left) used a press conference held by U.S. Reps. John Larson and Christopher Murphy on rising gas prices  at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Broad Street to plug a rally he is organizing at the Legislative Office Building next week.   A Republican from Meriden who represents the 13th District, Suzio hopes of convincing one of the chairmen of the Revenue, Finance and Bonding Committee to approve a hearing on the measure. Even though he didn't crash the press event that the congressmen held, following the event, he issued a statement

But in trying to glom on to the political star power of Murphy and Larson, the ever-cheeky Suzio couldn't resist tweaking the two lawmakers even as he attempted to elbow his way into their spotlight.

“I thought it was interesting that they held their press conference in front of a gas station which has posted my “Cap the Gas Tax” petition in the front window,” said Suzio. “I'll check to see if they signed it. The congressmen could directly help Connecticut motorists by helping me get tax relief passed at the state level"

 Suzio's rally seeking to force a hearing his gross receipts tax cap proposal for gasoline is scheduled for March 21 at 11 a.m. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's NOT about you, Lenny.

March 14, 2012 at 10:25 PM 
Anonymous Bruce said...

Why is he so enthusiastic to save 5 or 6 cents per gallon? Yawn.

March 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go for it, Senator Suzio. At least you care about all the people of CT and not just a special interest group.

April 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing piece of "unbiased" journalism... ! Whatever happened to the days when reporters really reported who, what, where and when and didn't speculate so much about the "why"?

April 11, 2012 at 7:48 PM 

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