HARTFORD- State Rep. Pam Staneski (R-119) achieved a perfect 100% voting record after the just completed regular and special sessions in the General Assembly.
There were a total of 417 votes cast in the House of Representatives during the legislative regular and special sessions which did not end until November 15, 2017.
Rep. Staneski said, “It is an honor to serve Milford and Orange. As their representative it is my duty to ensure that they are heard on every vote cast in the House of Representatives.”
Rep. Staneski was in attendance for all 417 votes.
The next regular session of the legislature will convene in February of 2018.
Bridge Maintenance, I-95 Northbound and Southbound in Milford
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a bridge maintenance project will be performed on I-95 NB & SB in Milford, beginning Monday, November 6, 2017.
The project consists of bridge maintenance on I-95 NB & SB Bridge #00150 (Indian River overpass) in Milford. This project is scheduled to occur Monday, November 6, 2017 to Tuesday, November 21, 2017. No work will be performed on Friday November 10, 2017.
This project is included in the Department of Transportation’s 2017 bridge maintenance program to support state forces with bridge repairs and is being performed by Hammonasset Construction.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
Motorists can expect delays on I-95 at Exit 40 (Woodmont Rd.) to Exit 39 (US 1) in Milford. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.
HARTFORD- State Reps. Pam Staneski (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) voted to approve a bipartisan state budget on Thursday.
The Milford and Orange legislators noted that this budget, arrived at after marathon negotiations between Republican and Democrat leaders, passed the House by a vote of 126-23. The budget had passed the Senate the previous evening by a vote of 33-3. The margin of favorable votes in both chambers would be enough to override a veto from Governor Malloy if necessary.
The legislature’s budget was a compromise between House and Senate leadership from both parties in the midst of the governor’s executive order, which included sharp funding reductions for town aid, education, and core social services – facts that had local leaders and residents worried about teacher layoffs and supplemental tax bills.
Rep. Staneski said, “This budget was passed not a minute too soon as Milford and Orange were beginning to feel the pressure of the Executive Order that stripped our education and town funding. The General Assembly came to an agreement, albeit not perfect, that includes much needed reforms to begin the long journey to make Connecticut a viable, desirable state for its residents and businesses.”
Budget highlights include:
- Enacts the constitutional spending cap that was first approved by voters in 1992
- Imposes a $1.9 billion cap on bonding, $500 million less than what was bonded last year
- Restores millions in state aid to towns
- Protects core social services
- Imposes a state employee hiring freeze
- Requires mandatory votes on union contracts by the legislature
- Provides municipal mandate relief and prevailing wage reform, raising the threshold from $400,000 to $1 million
- Phases in tax reductions on pensions and social security
The budget also stopped proposals which would have raised taxes on our residents including:
- No sales tax increase
- No income tax increase
- No tax on cell phones
- No restaurant tax
- No business tax increase
- Shifting teachers pensions on to municipalities
- No tolls
For a full view of the state budget go to : www.cthousegop.com/budget