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Rep. Storms Hosting Worn American Flag Collection Drive

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HARTFORD – With the summer season and patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July on the horizon, it is the perfect time to properly retire your worn, faded and tattered American flags as you prepare to put on fresh new displays of the Stars and Stripes.

State Representative Scott Storms (R-60) is providing four locations that residents can drop off their worn American flags for proper ceremonial disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code.  Drop-off locations will receive flags from Friday, May 18th until Wednesday, June 13th.

The drop-off locations are:

  • Windsor Locks Town Hall, 50 Church Street, Windsor Locks
  • Windsor Locks Senior Center, 41 Oak Street, Windsor Locks
  • American Legion Post 36, 1 South Main Street, Windsor Locks
  • Get Baked Bakery, 25 Central Street, Windsor

For additional information please call Representative Storms at (860) 240-8700 or email scott.storms@housegop.ct.gov.

Rep. Storms Votes No on New Judicial Nominations

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Hartford – State Representative Scott Storms (R-60) joined with House Republican colleagues in voting ‘No’ on new judicial appointments due to lack of funding.

In February Chief Court Administrator Judge Patrick Carrol shared concerns that the state’s judiciary would not be able to adequately function. In his testimony to the Appropriations Committee, Judge Carrol stated “The cumulative consequences of the budget cuts and staff losses are such that I am no longer confident in our ability to adequately staff 44 courthouses throughout the state and satisfactorily perform all of the statutory tasks we have been given. While current staff vacancies challenge our ability to provide meaningful access to justice, further reductions to the Branch’s budget, as well as failure to fully fund SEBAC contractual obligations, will require us to rethink how and where we conduct court business in Connecticut.”

“As a member of both the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees, I do not take these appointments lightly,” said Rep. Storms. “These nominees are well qualified to serve, however I am disturbed that we are not addressing the staffing issues in the department. These additional judges are not needed and will add costs of over $9,000,000. We do not need new appointments to the bench; we need support staff for our courts.”

In even numbered years the legislature convenes in a ‘short’ session form February to May to make adjustments to the biennial budget. House and Senate Republicans offered their budget proposal and can be viewed at www.cthousegop.com/budgetfy19.

Judge Carrol’s testimony can be accessed on the Appropriations Committee page on www.cga.ct.gov.

**WATCH** Rep. Storms Capitol Update 5.2.18

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