Posted on September 24, 2021
When the Connecticut House of Representatives meets this Monday, September 27th, it will be in a special session to vote on a seventh extension of the governor’s emergency powers, this time at least until February. Our House of Representatives special session is set to begin at 12:30 p.m.
Once again, Governor Lamont insists that Connecticut’s public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations must be extended. However, our neighbors in Massachusetts have still managed COVID effectively in…
Posted on July 14, 2021
During the July 14th special session, State Representative Mark Anderson (R-62nd), speaks against extension of Governor’s emergency powers.
Unfortunately, the vote passed by a margin of 73 in favor, 56 against, with 22 absent or not voting. I am very disappointed that yet again, the legislative body will be left out of any further action that might need to be taken. Those who voted yes on this extension today are simply giving up their responsibility in being the voice of their constituents to the…
Posted on July 12, 2021
Earlier today on the steps of the State Capitol, I joined several of my colleagues and concerned citizens from across Connecticut to address Governor Lamont’s request for an extension of his emergency powers. The legislature will be in session to debate and vote on this request this coming Wednesday.
The time for these executive powers to end is now, we as a legislature are well capable of doing our jobs for the people who elected us to do so in our districts. A return to a co-equal branch of…Read More