Hundreds of residents visited the State Capitol complex on Tuesday to discuss proposed changes in state laws that include allowing Sunday alcohol sales in Connecticut.
State Sen. Len Suzio noted that one of the problems is Connecticut's high taxes on both alcohol and gasoline.
During his testimony before the General Law Committee, Suzio held up a sign to make his point. The sign illustrated the differences in Connecticut's and Massachusetts' taxes. (See photo.)
"The free market has made this country the greatest economic engine in history,'' Suzio said. "We need to allow the free market to work. Our high taxes are driving commerce out of Connecticut. These excessive taxes are our problem.''