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Area Legislators Attend Asnuntuck Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Ribbon Cutting

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Pictured (L-R): State Representative Scott Storms (R-60), State Representative Carol Hall (R-59), State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61), State Representative Greg Stokes (R-58), State Senator John A. Kissel (R-7), Enfield Mayor Scott Kaupin.

ENFIELD – State Representatives Greg Stokes (R-58), Carol Hall (R-59), Scott Storms (R-60) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and State Senator John A. Kissel (R-7), recently joined local and other state dignitaries at Asnuntuck Community College for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.  The 27,000 square foot facility offers countless Computerized Measuring Machines, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, state-of-the-art computer labs with the latest hardware and software, and a number of 3-D printers to give students a real hands-on learning experience.  With over 5,500 manufacturing companies located in Connecticut employing over 160,000 individuals, Asnuntuck’s program boasts a job placement rate of approximately 90%.

To learn more about the program, please visit www.asnuntuck.edu or call (860) 253-3189.

Tolls Blocked By Republicans in the House

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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) commented today after the House of Representatives tabled a proposal to study the implementation of electronic tolls – effectively killing the proposal.

The proposal, offered as a strike-all amendment by the legislature’s Transportation Committee, would have requested the Commissioner of Transportation to prepare a state-wide plan to implement electronic tolling systems on the highways of this state.

“It’s not just border tolls, which are not allowed under federal law,” said Rep. Zawistowski.  “A recent document distributed by the Department of Transportation depicted the implementation of electronic tolls on all interstates and major state routes 2, 8, 9 and 11 – and possibly even route 20.  This is not something that will only affect out-of-state drivers.  Connecticut residents make up approximately 70% of those on the road and, as a result, the burden of paying the tolls will be forced upon them.  We are losing population every day due to our poor fiscal status and policies, and this is just another reason for residents and businesses to flee to greener pastures.”

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Storms, Zawistowski to Hold Legislative Office Hours

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The public is invited to a Town Hall Meeting with State Representatives Scott Storms (R-60) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61), on Saturday, June 17th at Get Baked (25 Central Street, Windsor). The office hours will run from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, June 17th

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Get Baked

25 Central Street, Windsor

Residents will have the opportunity to meet their legislators and discuss the issues that shaped the 2017 legislative session. Residents are also encouraged to discuss any state or legislative issues, including the latest on the state budget. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Those who are unable to attend may contact Representatives Storms or Zawistowski at (860) 240-8700 or by email at Scott.Storms@housegop.ct.gov or Tami.Zawistowski@housegop.ct.gov.