Coffee Hour at Orem’s Diner with Reps. Lavielle and O’Dea – Friday, June 21

Posted on June 17, 2019 by admin


Now that the 2019 session has adjourned, I’m sure many of you have questions about specific issues. On Friday, State Rep. Tom O’Dea and I will be at Orem’s Diner in Wilton to discuss major legislative topics including the state budget, minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, regionalization, the opioid crisis, tolls, and more.

Here are the details:

Who: State Representatives Gail Lavielle and Tom O’Dea

What: Coffee Hour

Where: Orem’s Diner, 167 Danbury Road, Wilton

When: This Friday, June 21st

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School Regionalization: When the People Fight and Win

Posted on June 10, 2019 by admin


Opinion by Rep. Gail Lavielle

While the 2019 legislative session in Hartford featured a litany of controversial issues, none of them touched a nerve like the multiple proposals to regionalize Connecticut’s schools.

Yet when the session ended at midnight on June 5, not a single school regionalization bill survived — not even a meek legislative attempt to study the issue. Considering that all the bills were offered by members of the majority party, which controls the governor’s office and both legislative

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Rep Lavielle: Update on the Defeat of 2019 Forced Regionalization Proposals

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin