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Important Public Hearing on Tolls, 3/14


Because the issues of transportation and the possibility of tolls coming back to Connecticut are critical to our communities, I am writing to let you know that the Transportation Committee will be holding an important public hearing on Wednesday March 14th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Transportation is such a critical issue for the residents in the 22nd District and across the state. I want to make sure your voice is heard.

A few of the bills on the public hearing agenda are proposals to bring electronic tolls to our state. Click to view the list of bills.

This is your chance to let the Transportation committee know your thoughts on implementing electronic 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. I encourage you to let your voice be heard!

You may email written testimony on any of the bills to  Your comments can be as brief as you like, but there is no limit on the length of written testimony. Just include your name and town, the bill in the subject line of the email, and copy my office at

You may testify in-person at the hearing. (Click here for a guide for testifying at hearings and here for driving directions to the Connecticut State Capitol and Legislative Office Building).

Plainville Legislators to Host Morning Coffee Hour


PlainvilleState Rep. William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) invite Plainville residents to join them as they host a morning Coffee Hour on Tuesday, March 20 at Bolo Café & Bakery (33 Whiting Street, Plainville).

The public is invited for coffee and conversation from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to meet with their legislators in a relaxed setting and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol. The legislators will also be answering your questions.

All residents are encouraged to attend and discuss any legislative issues, including bill proposals, or local concerns. Coffee will be provided.

Those who are unable to attend the event but would like to speak with their legislator(s) may contact Petit at 800-842-1423 and Martin at 860-240-0022.


Petit Celebrates Read Across America at DiLoretto Magnet School


PLAINVILLE –On Friday, March 2nd, State Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) paid a visit to DiLoretto Magnet School in New Britain to participate in Read Across America Day.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Rep. Petit joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to kindergarten students in Mrs. Smith’s class.

“What a great day spent participating in ‘Read Across America’, and honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday,” said Rep. Petit. “I enjoyed time engaging with bright and energetic young learners, and reading to them the famous Dr. Seuss hits, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, ‘Fox in Sox’, and ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go’.  Reading is such an integral part of a student’s learning and development, and I am proud to again participate in and support this annual celebration.”

During the day, Rep. Petit also participated in reading events at Gaffney Elementary School in New Britain, and Wheeler Elementary School in Plainville.

According to their website, The National Education Association seeks to build a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 21st year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

For more information about the event, visit