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"Fixing Our Future"
Hits the State Capital
C o n n e c t i c u t ' s f i s c a l c r i s i s
CSCPA President Marcia L. Marien,
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
. 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.
Marien addressed an audience of
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."
Following her presentation, Marien
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
Marien's various presentations were
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."
Marien was also interviewed in a ques-
tion-and-answer feature with the
Norwich Bulletin and in the Hartford
Business Journal article "Investors
worried about state, local finances."
See the "Fixing Our Future" Presentation for Yourself
CSCPA President Marcia Marien has taken
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.
Now, you can watch her narrated presentation right
on your computer screen at
If you'd like to share this presentation or the PDF of
all of the slides, please pass it on.
If there's a group or a platform in your town that
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
President Marien (left) and CSCPA Executive Director Art Renner (center) respond to questions
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.
House Republican members and staff follow Society President Marcia
Marien's (not shown) presentation as she details the grim condition of
Connecticut's fiscal health.