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A New Social Media Challenge is Encouraging Car Thefts

Posted on August 16, 2022


A new social media trend is resulting in a recent wave of vehicle thefts happening in Connecticut and across the country.

Kia and Hyundai vehicle owners are being urged to stay vigilant as a new social media challenge is encouraging individuals to steal vehicles using a phone charging cable and screwdriver.

The theft of these vehicles is possible due to the lack of an immobilizer. An immobilizer is a security device that doesn’t allow the car to be started unless the transponder or smart key is used.

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Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund

Posted on July 27, 2022


Small businesses and nonprofit organizations with less than 100 full-time employees may be able to benefit from the newly created Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund. The program provides low interest non-forgivable loans to approved applicants between $5,000 and $500,000 (subject to eligibility).

Loans totaling less than $150,000 will have a 60-month repayment period while those totaling more than $150,000 will have a 72-month repayment period. These loans can be used for payroll, equipment, utilities

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Republican Legislative Leaders Renew Calls to Hold Public Hearing at State Capitol on Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases

Posted on July 13, 2022


HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republican Leaders are renewing their calls for a public hearing at the state Capitol on the proposed health insurance rate filings for the 2023 individual and small group markets, which include proposed rate increases averaging over 20%.

On Monday, Connecticut Republicans wrote to legislative leaders, Governor Lamont, and Insurance Department Commissioner Mais calling on them to hold a public hearing at the State Capitol complex on the proposed health insurance

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Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Betts and Sen. Martin to Collect Weathered Flags for Proper Retirement

Posted on May 26, 2022


BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are encouraging residents to ‘Retire Your Worn American Flags’ for a proper retirement. Flags will be collected beginning Tuesday, May 31st through Friday, June 10th at two drop off locations in Bristol.

Collection Sites:
Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street
Bristol Mayor’s Office, 150 Main Street

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that the flag, when it is in such condition that it is

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Highlights Legislative Priorities

Posted on February 28, 2022


HARTFORD – Less than a month into the 2022 session, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has outlined her legislative priorities for this year and atop the list is reigning in the ever-increasing delivery costs utility companies can impose on their customers.

“Connecticut’s energy costs are some of the highest in the entire country,” Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato said. “Something needs to be done to protect the customer from the rate increases and exorbitant delivery costs that are being pushed

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