Burlington, Harwinton, Litchfield and Thomaston

Lawmakers Achieve Perfect Voting Attendance

Posted on July 5, 2018 by admin


Voting record reflects 100% on votes taken during 2018 legislative session

HARTFORD- State Representatives John Piscopo (R-76) and David T. Wilson (R-66) achieved a perfect record for votes cast on the floor of the state House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session, according to the House Clerk’s Office.

Representatives Piscopo and Wilson were present and voted for all 317 votes taken on the state House floor during the 2018 session, according to voting record data released last week by the House Clerk’s Office.

“My voting record is more than just numbers, it is a reflection of my continued commitment and promise to my constituents, and I hope that this 100% lets them know that that their voice in their state government matters on every issue. I take my legislative responsibility very seriously, and it is very humbling that the residents of the 76th district continue to entrust me with the privilege of representing their voice in Hartford. I’m proud to say to the people I represent that their voice was heard again this year on every issue that was called for debate by the legislature,” said Rep. Piscopo, whose district includes Thomaston, Burlington, Harwinton and the Northfield section of Litchfield.

“I am proud to have again been present and voted for each bill that was called on the floor of the House of Representatives,” said Rep. Wilson, who has achieved a 100% voting record during both sessions of his term. “The people of the 66th district elected me to be their voice and bring their concerns to the State Capitol, and I’m proud to say that for the second year in a row, their voice was heard on every issue that came before the House for a vote.”

Piscopo, the Senior House Minority Whip and a leader in the House Republican Caucus, serves on the Environment, Energy & Technology and Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committees in the General Assembly.

Wilson serves on the Banking, Environment, and Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committees in the General Assembly.

For an overview of legislation passed this year, visit the Office of Legislative Research website: www.cga.ct.gov/olr.


Wilson, Piscopo Condemn Democrats for Failure to Override Vetoes on Education Funding, Hartford Bailout, School Safety

Posted on July 5, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representatives Dave Wilson (R-66) and John Piscopo (R-76) blasted Democrats for failing to override Gov. Malloy’s vetoes and pass legislation to scale back the Hartford bailout, make schools safer, preserve education funding and provide tax credits for manufacturers.

On June 25, the legislature was called in for a veto session to overturn Governor Malloy’s veto of seven bills that initially passed through the General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate chambers during the regular 2018 legislative session.

“These seven bills passed in both the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. The fact that Democrats came back during the veto session and changed their votes on good bills that would help the residents of Connecticut just because they wouldn’t push back on Governor Malloy is playing politics over people and that’s not what we’re elected to do,” said Rep. Wilson.

The bill to prevent governors from withholding education cost sharing money from towns and cities passed in the House but failed to get the two-thirds support to override the veto in the Senate.

“This is a failure to act by the majority party, who had the opportunity to demonstrate leadership to the cities and towns of Connecticut, and that they truly care about their financial stability,” said Rep. Piscopo. This was a common sense proposal that passed the legislature with bipartisan support, but in the end, House and Senate Democrats chose to support Governor Malloy and his veto, rather than stand behind their original votes. It’s entirely unfortunate that politics came before education funding, and the taxpayers are the ones who ultimately bear the brunt of their failed policies when local taxes go up.”

Other bill vetoes that were upheld during the session included making school classrooms and schools safer, limiting the $500 million Hartford bailout that will cost Connecticut taxpayers over the next 20 years, and helping manufacturers.

Rep. Wilson added, “Connecticut taxpayers are on the hook for the next 20 years for $500 million to bailout Hartford, an agreement which was negotiated in secret by Governor Malloy to bail out the failing city of Hartford with Hartford’s Mayor Luke Bronin, without the knowledge of the legislature. This is fiscal irresponsibility and deception at its worst, and the taxpayers of Connecticut deserve better.”

Rep. Piscopo added that the bill Republicans supported would have made schools safer by making it easier to remove dangerous and disruptive students from classrooms. “Teachers came to the Capitol to testify in support of this measure, and I will continue to support them on this issue, and will continue to work to pass legislation to make classrooms safer.”


Veterans: Aspen Dental’s Day of Service, June 9

Posted on June 4, 2018 by admin


Doctors and their teams from nearly 450 Aspen Dental-branded practices across 37 states are opening their doors exclusively to veterans as part of their annual Day of Service on Saturday, June 9. Thousands of veterans will receive free dental care as Aspen’s way of thanking them for their service.

An estimated 191,607 veterans live in Connecticut, and most don’t receive dental benefits through the Veterans Administration. Appointments for Day of Service are still available, so please help us get the word out to veterans in your community.

Here’s how: 

  • Share the Day of Service phone line! Interested veterans should call 1-844-AspenHMM (1-844-277-3646) to find a local participating practice and schedule an appointment. Space is limited and appointments are filling up fast!
  • Share the news on social media! And don’t forget to use #HealthyMouthMovement and tag Aspen Dental in your posts.Participating Practices in Connecticut
    Bristol, CT
    Farmington, CT
    Torrington, CT
    *These practices currently have openings, but space is limited and appointments are filling up fast!

For more information, please contact annie@curleycompany.com or visit www.AspenDental.com.

More About Aspen Dental’s Healthy Mouth Movement
The Healthy Mouth Movement (HMM) was launched in 2014 and since that time has provided free dental care to veterans in need in communities across the U.S. In fact, more than 17,000 patients in 37 states have received over $10 million in free dental care through the program thanks to the generosity of dentists and team members from Aspen Dental practices.