Wilton LWV and the Wilton Library Welcome
CT Mirror State Budget Reporter Keith Phaneuf

CONNECTICUT’S FISCAL CHALLENGES
Decades in the Making:   A Look Back… A Look Forward 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 7 pm

Wilton Library

Connecticut Mirror State Budget Reporter Keith Phaneuf provides a sobering, yet entertaining, speech about Connecticut’s profound budget challenges:

  • Describes the challenges
  • Reviews how we got here
  • Outlines our options going forward

Keith will speak for 30 – 40 minutes and then take questions from the audience.

Award-winning reporter Phaneuf has been The Connecticut Mirror’s State Budget Reporter since 2010. In this role he analyzes and reports on all aspects of state government finances, including the budget development process, pension funding, income tax equity, waste in government, and the impact of the state’s budgeting and financial policy decisions. He was the State Capitol Bureau Chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, a reporter for The New London Day and a contributing writer to The New York Times. Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut. Co-sponsored by the Wilton Library and the Wilton League of Women Voters. Registration strongly encouraged.

Registration is encouraged online through the Wilton Library Association or by calling 203-762-6334.

The Wilton League of Women Voters invites you to the 2019 Legislative Breakfast Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 9:30-11:00 am at The Greens at Cannondale, 435 Danbury Rd, Wilton. The event will be held in the main dining room on the first floor. State Senator Will Haskell and State Representative Gail Lavielle will be in attendance. The WLWV will share their priorities for the legislative session and inquire where our legislators stand on pressing issues. We would also like to hear from Wilton constituents about what is important to them and we encourage the audience to come with prepared questions for the legislators.

There is no charge for this event. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served.  The Greens assisted living building can be found directly behind the Wilton Meadows building. Please avoid parking directly adjacent to the building as these spots are reserved for residents and their families. We would like to thank The Greens for hosting this important community event.

Questions please contact Karen Silverberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put "legislative breakfast" in the subject line." Information about the League’s activities and membership can be found at wiltonlwv.org.

Thursday, January 10 at 9:15 am (Program at 10 am)

Comstock Community Center

The meeting is open to general members and the public.

Wilton LWV welcomes Donna Merrill, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, as its guest speaker on Thursday, Jan 10 at 9:30 at Comstock Community Center. Learn about the Land Trust projects! Open to all members and general public. Join us! See the Land Trust's website for lots of great info: Wilton LWV welcomes Donna Merrill, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, as its guest speaker on Thursday, Jan 10 9:15 am at Comstock Community Center. (The business portion of the meeting shall commence at 9:15 am, with Denise Merrill’s program beginning at 10 am.) Join us to learn about the Land Trust projectS.   Open to all members and general public. Join us! See website for lots of great info:  http://www.wiltonlandtrust.org/

On November 6, 2018, Connecticut voters will vote on two proposed amendments to the Connecticut State Constitution.  The Wilton League of Women Voters joins the League of Women Voters of Connecticut submitting Letters to the Editor to local media urging voters to vote YES on both amendments.

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The League of Women Voters of Connecticut (LWVCT) hosted a debate between Representative Jim Himes (D) and Candidate Harry Arora (R) for the 4th Congressional District on Sunday, October 21st.   The event, free and open to the public, was held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., at the Clune Performing Arts Center at Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road/Route 7 in Wilton CT. The debate was moderated by Kay Maxwell, who has served as President of both the League of Women Voters of CT and of the League of Women Voters of the United States.  She recently retired as Executive Director of the World Affairs Forum.

The debate was sponsored by the Connecticut League of Women Voters, and co-sponsored by the Bridgeport LWV, the Darien LWV, the Greenwich LWV, the New Canaan LWV, the Norwalk LWV, the Redding LWV, the Ridgefield LWC, the Stamford LWV, the Weston LWV, and the Westport LWV.

It was hosted by the Wilton LWV with support from the Wilton High School Model Congress.

Voter registration services were available prior to the event.