Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hardship Listening Tour Stops in Westfield

Westfield’s State Representative Don Humason and State Senator Mike Knapik will be holding a Hardship Listening Tour Public Hearing, on Tuesday, March 24th from 6 – 7:30pm. The event will be held at the Westfield Athenaeum and is open to the public.

Humason and Knapik will be joined by State Representative Todd Smola (R-Palmer) at the hearing.

"We really are looking to hear from our constituents - their views on taxes, on education, and on any other issue they find important," Knapik said.

The Hardship listening Tour is a statewide effort to give constituents an opportunity to voice concerns about the proposed gas tax increase, toll hikes and the litany of other proposed tax and fee increases.

“We invite the people of Westfield and Western Massachusetts to come and share their stories of how the Governor’s multitude of tax increase proposals will impact them and their families,” Humason said. “We are also open to hearing any suggestions people might have on ways for the State to save money.

For more information about the event, Representative Humason and his Chief of Staff Sarah Latour can be reached at (413) 568-1366.