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Vail, Somers Veterans Attend CT Veterans Hall of Fame

Posted on January 20, 2023


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HARTFORD – On Thursday evening State Representative Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) attended the induction ceremony for the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame. Somers resident, David Paul McCaffrey (U.S. Navy), was inducted at the ceremony. Vail was joined by a coalition of Somers veterans to recognize McCaffery’s achievement.

“It was inspiring to see the class of veterans be forever ensconced in our state’s hall of fame. These are the men and women who put everything on the line so that you and I can enjoy

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Vail, Republicans Unveil Proposals to Lower Energy Costs

Posted on January 17, 2023


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Hartford – State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) participated in a news conference at the Legislative Office Building regarding the lowering of energy costs. Connecticut Republicans unveiled a new platform that is designed to create both short- and long-term relief for ratepayers Additionally, the package ensures strong oversight of utility companies to protect the best interest of ratepayers.

“Should these legislative proposals be approved this session, residents would see an average of just over $200

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2023 Legislative Session Convenes, Committee Process Begins

Posted on January 11, 2023


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Kurt Vail was sworn into office on Wednesday, January 4, beginning another term representing the 52nd District, which is comprised of Somers, Stafford, Union, and Woodstock. Vail will serve as the Ranking Member to the Veterans Committee. Additionally, he will serve on the Aging and Public Safety committees.

To read the Office of Legislative Research’s “Major Issues” report, click here. This is a summation of the major topics that are likely to be addressed by the legislature

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Consumer Alert: Electricity Rate Hike Request

Posted on November 18, 2022


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I am sharing an urgent consumer alert, regarding Connecticut’s utility companies. Eversource and United Illuminating have submitted electricity rate increase requests to the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). These increases would double supply rates, effective January 1, 2023, resulting in increases of $85 and $79 respectively for households that use an average of 700kWh per month.

These astronomical rate increase requests come at a time when the cost of living has been skyrocketing

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 7, 2022


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s important to know that early detection can save lives. I supported a new law this year that will expand insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings. Specifically, it requires coverage for certain genetic testing, including for breast cancer gene one (BRCA1) and breast cancer gene two (BRCA2), under certain circumstances. It also requires post-treatment CA-125 monitoring (i.e., a test measuring the amount of the cancer antigen 125 protein); and (c)

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