By DON WOODS
To the Editor:
I am grateful to hear that state Rep. Gary Turco has chosen to run for reelection. The success of Newington’s businesses, especially small businesses, is especially important to him and he is always there to help.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Turco was working hard on making several smart investments that helped Newington’s small businesses. He successfully worked for the repeal of the Business Entity tax. In addition, he expanded the Angel Investor tax credit, which encourages investment in local start-up businesses and created a new tax credit for craft breweries.
Rep. Turco also supported initiatives that train workers in growing industries. In addition to benefiting employers, this also provides Newington’s young people with secure career pathways. He helped direct the state budget to include additional support for our manufacturing pipeline initiative and new green jobs initiatives.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Gary Turco has worked hard to ensure Newington’s businesses are well informed. He continues to assist them wherever possible by obtaining state and federal economic assistance.
Ultimately, one of the many reasons I will be supporting Gary Turco’s reelection is that he has delivered on his promise to be a champion for our business’s community. We will need him more than ever to help us get out of the crisis and back on the road to prosperity. Please join me in supporting him.