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Reps. Perillo, McGorty Oppose Highway Tolls

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HARTFORD – During today’s session of the House, State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113) and Ben McGorty (R-122) stood in opposition to legislation which would implement tolls on state highways, a measure tantamount to a new and heavy tax on state residents.

“What has been proposed to us is this concept that out of state drivers don’t pay their fair share – that this is about equity,” said Rep. Perillo.   If that is to be true, you have to also argue for true relief to residents of the state in the form of a gas tax.  Proponents of this measure say there is a cut in the gas tax included, but the bar is so high to achieve it, it is likely to never happen.  These proponents are merely interested in a money grab. This is neither fair or equitable- 70% of these tolls will be paid by residents of this state, not drivers coming in from other states.” Read More →

Perillo and McGorty Congratulate Shelton’s Jennifer Nguyen

Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty were on hand at a ceremony this afternoon at the State Capitol to congratulate Jennifer Nguyen of Shelton, recipient of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship which provides one-time $1,000 scholarships to model students that engage in positive change for their communities.  Jennifer was one of a select number of statewide recipients for the 2017 award.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

Reps. Perillo, McGorty Usher Opioid-Combatting Legislation Through House

During today’s session of the House, State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113) and Ben McGorty (R-122) voted to advance legislation they cosponsored aimed at helping curb the opioid addiction and overdose epidemic facing the state.

“Unfortunately, there is no single or easy solution to the terrible and tragic problem of opioid addiction and abuse that has cost our communities so much in lives damaged and lost,” said Rep. Perillo. “This bill is not a lone solution, but one in a progressive number of changes that are aimed at altering the way opioid medications are handled and dispensed, which limits the potential opportunities for abuse.  I’m pleased to have worked on this legislation, and I hope to see it make it to the governor’s desk before the session ends.” Read More →

Reps. Perillo, McGorty Support Nomination of Attorney Thomas Welch of Shelton to Superior Court

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During today’s session of the House, State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113) and Ben McGorty (R-122) voted in support of the nomination of Shelton Attorney Thomas J. Welch to a seat on Superior Court.

“Attorney Welch is perfectly suited to serve on the bench,” said Rep. Perillo, noting that Welch has worked as his family attorney, and Welch’s father was Perillo’s grandfather’s family attorney.  “That kind of family lineage of multi-generational service is earned only through great trust and honesty.  This state will be well- served by the addition of Thomas Welch to the bench of the Superior Court.” Read More →