Reps. Perillo, McGorty, House Republicans Launch Petition Process on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 7, 2021


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HARTFORD—Deputy House Republican Leader Jason Perillo (R-113) and Assistant Leader Ben McGorty (R-122) joined House Republicans on Wednesday to kickstart the call for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms. The lawmakers were joined by local police chiefs, municipal leaders, and citizen activists who are concerned about the recent

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McGorty, Perillo Question Intent of Marijuana Legalization

Posted on June 24, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Representatives Ben McGorty (R-122nd) and Jason Perillo (R-113th) joined their Republican colleagues recently in opposing a marijuana legalization proposal they believe carries grave consequences for health and public safety in the state of Connecticut.

The bill would establish government regulations for the commercial sale of marijuana, while removing criminal penalties for possession and eliminating cannabis possession as probable cause for police in a traffic stop.

In a 76-62

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Rep. Perillo Speaks on Recreational Marijuana Debate

Posted on June 17, 2021


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The House debate on the marijuana bill is happening now.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue of legalizing recreational cannabis, the bill we have here today is downright criminal. It is essentially legalized racketeering, government-sanctioned organized crime designed to benefit the few at the expense of the many. It’s picking winners and losers.
Connecticut legislators have been warned by experts in other states, and the governor has already threatened to veto the bill. We’ll see

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