With taxes continuing to rise year after year while Orange has a fund balance of nearly 20% and the town’s priorities go unaddressed, it is clear that residents are overtaxed. We have faced tax hikes and continued to pay taxes while funds are going unused in our town’s fund balance, which is why Connor will not raise taxes on us. Instead, as your First Selectman, Connor will use existing funds and tax revenue to fund long-overdue projects that will benefit everyone and strengthen our community, like improving our roads and building local parks and recreational facilities. Orange is a great place to call home and by responsibly spending our tax dollars, we will keep it that way.