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January 16, 2012 J

AFP-CT Calls State Branding Campaign Over the Top Publicity Stunt

Hartford CT- Today Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut (AFP-CT) is calling the State’s newly launched two-year marketing initiative an over the top publicity stunt.

“Rather than changing the tax and regulatory structure in the state to attract businesses and tourists, Governor Malloy has instead chosen to spend $22M and hire a NYC marketing firm to rebrand the state’s identity,” said JR Romano, State Director AFP-CT. “We need more than a rebranding in this state: we need a tax and regulatory system that encourages economic development and expansion and mostly we need a Governor who realizes this.”

The creative agency, Chowder, Inc has been announced to develop the state’s “brand identity and bolster the state’s reputation as a business and tourism destination.”

AFP Connecticut Launches “Happy Taxiversary” Website

October 07, 2011 J

Encourages citizens to contact Gov. Malloy to demand fiscal responsibility and lower taxes

Hartford CT- Twenty years ago, Connecticut passed a state income tax, sold to citizens as a short-term solution to the state’s budget crisis. Twenty years later, the citizens of Connecticut and the state of the economy are still suffering. Happy Taxiversary Connecticut!

“Connecticut continues to have one of the highest tax rates in the country and lawmakers simply added to that gross burden on taxpayers by passing a budget last year including $1.5 billion in increased taxes on income and businesses and an increase in the sales tax,” said JR Romano, AFP-Connecticut State Director. “This website serves as a reminder of our failing economy and encourages citizens not only to contact Gov. Malloy, but to remain active and engaged in the legislative process.”

AFP Disappointed by Connecticut Congressional Delegation

September 15, 2011 J

Delegation stands in the way of desperately needed job creation

HARTFORD CT. — Today the House of Representatives passed on a critical bill (238-186) to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from destroying American jobs. The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act was introduced by Congressman Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in response to the NLRB’s gross overreach attempting to move a Boeing production facility in South Carolina.

“I applaud Congressman Tim Scott and the representatives who stood up against the NLRB,” said AFP Vice President for Policy Phil Kerpen. “It’s really a sad state of affairs that in the United States we need legislation to remind bureaucrats they cannot make decisions about where businesses locate. This bill is critical to ensuring that the NLRB cannot interfere in important business decisions.”

Joseph Romano, Jr. Director of Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut

September 12, 2011 J

Joseph Romano, Jr. Director of Americans for Prosperity-Connecticut
Joseph Romano is a native of Connecticut with extensive background in Connecticut politics and financial management and planning.

JR served as the State Political Director of the Connecticut Republican Party from 2004 to 2007, organizing statewide political efforts including voter identification and turnout, media outreach, fundraising, and more. JR also served as Peter D. Schiff’s Campaign Manager in his 2010 election bid for U.S. Senate. JR was responsible for all aspects of campaign operations including political, finance, compliance, and press outreach.

AFP responds to President Obama’s jobs speech before Congress

September 08, 2011 J

In response to President Obama’s speech before Congress, the free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) released the following statement.

AFP President Tim Phillips:

Tonight President Obama finally admitted how poorly the economy is performing three years into his presidency. Unfortunately, he proceeded to double-down on the same failed policies that made this recession even worse.

Americans have seen this before and they know the president's path leads to more job losses, more budget deficits and more malaise. The president’s full-throated call for more government to get us out of this recession tells us all we need to know about his proposal. Tonight we heard a speech where the president talks more about government action than freeing up private sector action. That's backward.

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