State Rep. Doug Dubitsky Hosting a District-Wide Collection of Worn and Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on May 16, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative Doug Dubitsky (R-47) encourages residents to ‘Retire Your Worn American Flags’ at two drop off locations within the 47th District. Flags will be collected from Friday, May 18th until Flag Day, Wednesday, June 13th.

District-wide drop-off locations include:

  • Canterbury Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive.
  • Franklin Town Hall, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Road.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and Rep. Dubitsky and a local American Legion are offering this service free of charge.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact his office at 800-842-1423 or Doug.Dubitsky@housegop.ct.gov.

Rep. Dubitsky Scolds Legislators for Imposing Obamacare Mandates on the People But Not on Themselves

Posted on April 30, 2018 by jpheasant


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State Rep. Doug Dubitsky Defends Law Abiding Gun Owners From Incoherent New Regulation

Posted on April 13, 2018 by jpheasant


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State Representative Doug Dubitsky exposes flawed language in gun control bill before the Judiciary Committee

State Reps. Dubitsky and Ackert Stand Up Against Domestic Violence

Posted on February 16, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – In conjunction with February being Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, State Representative Rep. Doug Dubitsky (R-47) and Tim Ackert (R-8) stood alongside their fellow male lawmakers in a show of support and unity against domestic violence in a press conference sponsored by Interval House’s, Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence group.

“Domestic violence is something all members of our community should work to prevent. As men, we have a unique opportunity to help boys understand what is expected of them in our society and what types of conduct will not be tolerated. That message must be heard early in a young man’s life and reinforced as he grows into a man,” Rep. Dubitsky said.

“I’d like to commend all of the groups involved who are working toward the reduction and elimination of all types of domestic violence,” Rep. Ackert said. “In order to ensure that violent behaviors aren’t accepted in our society all of us need to be engaged as to what is going on and it starts with raising children in environments where violent or abusive behaviors aren’t tolerated.” (more…)

Retaining Wall Repair on Route 12 Norwich

Posted on February 5, 2018 by jpheasant


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) will be conducting a repair project to a retaining wall on Route 12 in Norwich. The purpose of this project is to provide a permanent fix to the structurally deficient retaining wall. A portion of the existing sidewalk will be replaced along with the addition of a protective fence.

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 12th from 6:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M, Monday through Friday. Weekend work is slated to begin on/around March 1st.

Traffic delays may occur and motorists are urged to proceed with caution through this work zone.

Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus Strongly Opposes Tolls

Posted on February 2, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD — Today the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus expressed its opposition to plans proposed by Governor Malloy, as well as other lawmakers, for the installation of electronic tolls on Connecticut highways. On Wednesday, Governor Malloy held a press conference discussing the Special Transportation Fund (STF) and detailing his support for electronic tolls, a seven cent per gallon increase in the gas tax, a new three dollar fee on tire purchases and accelerating the transfer of new car sales tax revenue to the STF by two years.

As recently as last week, lawmakers in Hartford discussed plans to install “congestion pricing tolls” on all major highways, including I 95, I-91, I-84, I-395, I-691, as well as Route 2, Route 6, Route 7, Route 8 and Route 15. House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-30) recently “promised” a vote on tolls during the upcoming session opening on Wednesday, February 7th. Once in place, the door would be opened for potential tolls on every major bridge and highway across the state.

Congestion pricing tolls are those in which the surcharge is not constant, but instead rises and falls based upon the amount of traffic at the time. Some states have seen congestion toll pricing as high as $50.00 per toll. Here in Connecticut, lawmakers have been discussing having as many as 32 tolls just on the span of I-95 alone, not to mention those planned for Connecticut’s other highways.

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