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Reps. Perillo and McGorty Start Community Highlight Video Series

Posted on August 10, 2018 by admin


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SHELTON – State Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty launched a Community Highlight series last week on YouTube and Facebook that will showcase the great businesses, historical places, and people of the City of Shelton.

The representative’s first community highlight showcased Jones Family Farm, which has operated in Shelton for over 150 years.

Reps. Perillo and McGorty received a tour from Tom Harbinson, which covered the pumpkin and corn maze that will be ready in October, the new Jones Winery, and a view of the growing Christmas Trees.

“Jones Family Farm is truly a staple in Shelton,” said Rep. Perillo. “The farm has continued to grow and now offers something for everyone. I encourage you and your families to take advantage of high-quality crops and knowledgeable staff that are right in our backyard.”

“From pumpkins in the fall to strawberries in the summer, you can almost find anything you need at the Jones Family Farm,” said McGorty. “It’s important for us to support our local businesses and farms. We are highlighting as many places in our community to show residents you can get everything you need right here in Shelton.”

The full video highlight can be found on both representatives’ websites, RepPerillo.com and Rep.McGorty.com or you can watch the video directly on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sajgQBu3GoE&feature=youtu.be.

For more information or to have Reps. Perillo and McGorty showcase something in the community contact 860-240-8700.

Reps. Perillo and McGorty Oppose $10 million Bond to Study Tolls.

Posted on July 20, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD- State Representatives Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty announced on Friday that they sent an official letter to Governor Dan Malloy and members of the Bond Commission asking them to remove an item on the bond agenda to bond $10 million to study tolls.

The Special State Bonding Commission is scheduled to meet at 10:30 a.m. next Wednesday, July 25th to approve the toll funding request submitted by Governor Malloy. As chairman of the commission, Gov. Malloy has the discretion to determine which items are included in the bonding meeting.

In the joint letter, Reps. Perillo and McGorty said, “The legislature made it clear in the 2018 session that we would not be moving forward with plans to study or place tolls throughout Connecticut. Governor Malloy should not sidestep the legislature. If the Bond Commission moves this item forward, we believe it will be an insult to lawmakers and Connecticut taxpayers.”

Reps. Perillo and McGorty continued, “We understand the need to improve many of our roads, highways, bridges, and railroads but using tolls to generate these funds is not the answer. During the 2018 session, a budget was adopted that fully funds transportation projects as scheduled. Also included in the budget is funding for the Special Transportation Fund resulting in $29 million to the STF in FY 19, 120 in FY 20; 204.8 in FY 21; 275.7 in FY 22; and 369.4 in FY 23.”

The full letter sent by Reps. Perillo and McGorty can be found on their websites, repperillo.com and repmcgorty.com.

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Bipartisan Sober Home Bill Clears House

Posted on May 8, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Jason Perillo said on Monday that he was proud of the bipartisan work of the General Assembly for passing legislation that will help those suffering from addiction

The bill, House Bill 5149, permits a sober living home certified by an affiliate of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, or a successor organization, to report its certified status to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). A home that does so must also provide DMHAS with the number of available beds it has at the time of its report and upon the department’s request.

In addition, the bill also requires DMHAS to post on its website a list of these certified sober living homes as well as the number of available beds at each home. The department must update this information daily.

“Those suffering from addiction and seeking help should know where available beds are and that the operators of sober living homes are certified,” said Rep. Perillo. “This legislation is another proactive step we are taking to tackle the opioid epidemic.”

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