managing partner of Marien +
Company, LLC in Norwich, has been
delivering her "state of the state"
address all over Connecticut. On April
5, she took her road show to the
Connecticut House Republicans at the
request of Minority Leader Lawrence
Cafero. Rep. Cafero had heard Marien
speak to the Norwalk Chamber of
Commerce's Legislative Committee on
March 18 at the request of CSCPA
member Ralph DePanfilis.
approximately 50 Republican legisla-
tors and staff, as well as a handful of
Capitol beat reporters. Cafero thanked
her for the walk-though of the state's
financial statements, saying he found
the presentation "bone chilling."
fielded a number of thoughtful ques-
tions from legislators and reports alike.
Coverage of the event included
"CPAs to Lawmakers: The State Is
Broke" on the CT News Junkie website
also recently spotlighted in The Day's
article "CPA wants to bring cities and
towns into the 21st century" and The
New Haven Register article "State is
`broke right now,' top CPA says."
tion-and-answer feature with the
Norwich Bulletin and in the Hartford
Business Journal article "Investors
worried about state, local finances."
Connecticut by storm with her gripping analysis of the
state's fiscal state. She has been crossing the state
speaking to legislators, chambers of commerce, town
boards, and anybody else who will listen.
on your computer screen at www.cscpa.org/fixfuture.
all of the slides, please pass it on.
would benefit from some frank, eye-opening discus-
sion about where we stand financially, please contact
CSCPA Public Affairs Director Mark Zampino at
860-258-0212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
from staff writer Ed Jacovino of the Journal Inquirer (far right) and CT News Junkie Editor-in-Chief
Christine Stuart following the presentation at the Legislative Office Building.
Marien's (not shown) presentation as she details the grim condition of
Connecticut's fiscal health.