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Wilton Reps Offering In-Depth Analysis Of State Budget With Expert

State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) will be co-hosting an in-depth budget analysis with Connecticut Mirror’s expert budget reporter Keith Phaneuf on Wednesday, June 15, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Brubeck Room at the Wilton Library.
State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) will be co-hosting an in-depth budget analysis with Connecticut Mirror’s expert budget reporter Keith Phaneuf on Wednesday, June 15, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Brubeck Room at the Wilton Library. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. -- State Reps. Tom O’Dea (R-142) and Gail Lavielle (R-143) will be hosting an in-depth budget analysis with Connecticut Mirror’s expert budget reporter Keith Phaneuf on Wednesday, June 15, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Brubeck Room at the Wilton Library.

Each legislative caucus released multiple budget proposals this season, in addition to the three different proposals Gov. Dannel Malloy released. Phaneuf will provide a review of Connecticut's budget and fiscal situation, discuss their implications for the state's economy and take questions.

In addition to being Connecticut's top budget reporter, Phaneuf, along with Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, won first prize in investigative reporting from the Education Writers Association in 2012 for a series of stories on the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

The former State Capitol bureau chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, Phaneuf has spent most of 24 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances -- analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut's transportation and social services networks.

A former contributing writer to The New York Times, he is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut.

For questions or for more information, contact Mitch Renfrew at 1-800-842-1423.

The Wilton Library is at 137 Old Ridgefield Road.

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