Finance Minister P Chidambaram arrives in US to pitch for investment in India

The move has been welcomed by the US industry. The finance minister, who arrived in Washington on Tuesday, is scheduled to meet industry representatives later on Wednesday. He is expected to meet the leading US business leaders including Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs; Pat Dewar, CEO, Lockheed Martin International; Scott Price, CEO, Asia, Walmart; Henri Croupon, CEO, ILFC and Sheperd W Hill, president, Boeing International. Mr Chidambaram is likely to discuss the issue of investment by US companies in India especially in infra sector, various policy measures taken by the government to boost investment in the country and tax related matters among others.

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David Magor, chief executive of the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation , said he believed welfare reform posed the bigger threat to the future of local government and questioned whether the universal credit project could be introduced at all. “I see no prospect of universal credit being delivered in the next five years. I can see the delivery time-scale pushing back to 10 years, and at least one housing association will go bust within the first two years because of the housing benefit element of universal credit,” he said. Magor called on councils to be “creative” in finding new ways to raise revenue to tackle the funding shortfall that so many authorities fear could overwhelm them. What do you think?

Finance officers say council tax benefit reform is a threat to local government

LeClerc currently serves as the most senior member on the board, as she nears completion of her second six-year term. I am proud of my legacy of working to improve fiscal responsibility and implementing long term financial planning.My husband, Bryan and I met at Fairfield University and we choose to remain in Fairfield and raise our family here,” LeClerc said. “I encouraged my parents to move here to retire because of all of the wonderful things Fairfield has to offer.I believe in Fairfield, that it is truly a special place and one of the best places in our country to live.I will continue to work to keep Fairfield the town I love for generations to come.” If re-elected in November, LeClerc plans to continue to control taxes through slowing the rate of spending growth, address long-term unfunded liabilities, make prudent investment in infrastructure, and maintain and improve Fairfield’s undesignated fund balance in order to maintain the town’s AAA bond rating. LeClerc received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a minor in computer applications from Fairfield University. She is a NACVA Certified Valuation Analyst and is accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has worked in public accounting since her college graduation in 1984.For the last 16 years Mary has practiced locally in Fairfield County, working with regional and small businesses, not-for-profits, and individuals, and has extensive experience in audit, tax, business valuation, and consulting. I see first-hand how the decisions we make on the Board of Finance affect my neighbors, friends and clients, and their families and business.” LeClerc said.”They affect my parents, my family and me as well. My husband, Bryan and I have owned our home in Fairfield since 1989 and are the proud parents of two children, Sarah, 18, and Christopher, 15,” she continued.”Sarah is an alumnus of Fairfield Ludlowe High School and Christopher is a junior there as well.Both attended Riverfield Elementary School and Roger Ludlowe Middle School. My entire family has made a long-term commitment to community service,” LeClerc said. Shehas served on the Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, and Republican Town Committee, as well as on numerous committees such as the towns audit committee, operational audit committee, Metro Center review committee, the Board of Finance representative to the elementary building committee and the Elementary School Space Task Force. Sheis a member and past Treasurer of the Mill Plain Improvement Society, and theFairfield Ludlowe High School PTA. LeClerc’s husband, Bryan LeClerc,served on the RTM for 16 years and theTown Plan and Zoning Commission for 5 years.The couplehas been involved in numerous youth organizations including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and youth sports.Theirchildren have followed their parents with leadership roles in Student Representative Council, Key Club, Keystone and Torch Clubs.

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