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Public Opinion: Here's What CT Residents Think of State Laws

Hundreds of comments shed light on what residents, businesses and organizations think of state laws relating to taxes, hunting, boating, driving, and a whole host of other topics.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Credit: Patch File Photo
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Credit: Patch File Photo

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked for feedback on the state's laws, and that's exactly what he got.

Hundreds of comments came in from residents, businesses and organizations with their thoughts on the full spectrum of state laws, from taxes and hunting, to boating and driving, and a whole host of other topics. 

All of the comments have been uploaded to the state's website, and we've embedded them with this article.

The flood of feedback was in response to a request from Malloy, as part of a review that he initiated to identify laws that are obsolete, duplicative, excessively burdensome, or otherwise ineffective or unnecessary.

According to a press release from Malloy's office, he intends on "utilizing the comments as a guide as he seeks to streamline state regulations across the board during the upcoming legislative session." State departments and agencies have also been conducting an ongoing internal review of regulations, the release states. 

“Engaging the public in a conversation about state regulations is an important component in our efforts to make state government more efficient, more transparent and more responsive to Connecticut citizens and businesses,” Malloy said. 

The Governor's Office said legislation on this effort will be filed following the start of the regular session of the General Assembly, which begins Feb. 5.

Didn't submit your thoughts on state laws? Share them in the comments on this article.

Igor February 01, 2014 at 02:44 PM
Guess what? No matter what is said. Malloy is going to do what is best for Malloy.
Ajack February 02, 2014 at 06:50 AM
It would truly enlightening to read the ones that they cleansed from the public's eyes. This man is the most egotistical person that has graced the capitol in years. Arrogant, manipulative, conniving, duplicitous, self serving are just a few characteristics that make up this man. Go back to his early days in Stamford and ask anyone who knew him what he is really made of. . He's not what he appears to be. The newspapers and media give him way too much cover. He should clean his own house first and then go back to his previous profession.....lawyer. But then again, lawyers, bankers, finance people and politicians have ruined our society. He's batting at a cool 1000 with his career.
Ajack February 02, 2014 at 06:51 AM
And notice that his 'press people' will be releasing the comments....more like sanitizing them .
Nancy Legare February 03, 2014 at 01:11 PM
I would like the Governor to stop giving away tax credits to businesses . I think the money he gives should be redirected to keeping Senior Citizens in this State. Perhaps a review of the current tax package to upgrade help to this group . Also there should be no distinction between a single person or married couple. Since becoming Governor he has not done anything to help Seniors stay in their home state..
Igor February 03, 2014 at 02:09 PM
Nancy I'm thinking just the opposite. Give big businesses the largest tax break. To encourage new businesses to locate in the state. The money lost could more than made up with the sales tax and real estate taxes generated by more families moving in to Connecticut to man the newer businesses. Without tax credits the bigger businesses move out. Thus this is the state we are in now.

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