New Laws – July 1st

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Monday, July 1st, many new laws that may affect you and our community went into effect.

I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list, which can be accessed by clicking here. You can also find a copy of the 2019 Major Public Acts by clicking here.

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Rep. MacLachlan Speaks at Groundbreaking for Updated Clinton Train Station

Posted on June 19, 2019 by admin


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CLINTON – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan attended the groundbreaking for the new and improved Clinton Train Station on Tuesday, June 18th.

Rep. MacLachlan spoke at the groundbreaking said he is excited to see this project that has been years in the works moving forward.

“The residents of Clinton have waited years for updates to the Clinton Train Station and to see this project with shovels in the ground means a lot to the residents and businesses in our community,” said Rep. MacLachlan. “It’s not just a bridge that is connecting two sides of a train station, it’s a bridge to downtown Clinton that will attract more people to our small businesses and beautiful downtown.”

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Nighttime Bridge Maintenance, Route 153

Posted on June 16, 2019 by admin


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Nighttime Bridge Maintenance, Route 153 in Westbrook starting Monday, June 17th

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge repair project will be performed on Route 153 in Westbrook, beginning Monday, June 17, 2019.

The project consists of structural steel Repairs on Route 153, Bridge #00232 (I-95 SB overpass) in Westbrook. This project is scheduled to begin on the night of Monday, June 17, 2019, with a rain date of Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

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Rep. MacLachlan Opposes Budget that Increases Taxes

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan voted against a two-year state budget that will increase taxes by nearly $2 billion dollars and spending by a $1 billion dollars.

“I understand that no budget is perfect, but this one misses the mark with more taxes and more spending,” said Rep. MacLachlan.

Rep. MacLachlan continued, “This budget is bad for small businesses, grows state government, and makes little effort to reign in spending the way every Connecticut family does when budgets are tight. I was hopeful that the new Administration would make bold changes, but this is more of the same.”

The budget expands the sales tax to include new services and fee on things like dry cleaners and digital downloads. In addition, the budget creates a new tax on restaurants, plastic bags, and will force LLC’s to pay more in income taxes.

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House Republicans: We know our vote on tolls, and it is “no”

Posted on May 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – House Republican Lawmakers sent a formal letter to Governor Lamont Tuesday night to notify him that all members of the House Republican Caucus are fully unified against tolls.

The letter was sent after the governor declared that he will begin focusing on the budget and will table tolls for a special legislative session to give Republicans more time to support the proposal.

In the letter, House Republicans’ said that going into a special session would be an undue tax burden on the people

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