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PURA 101 & Your Electric Bill

Posted on August 19, 2022

In an effort to better understand your electricity bill, you are invited to join myself and Taren O’Connor from PURA, for a workshop to discuss any questions or concerns that you might have. Please join us on Wednesday, August 24th, from 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the New Hartford Senior Center.

The Town of New Hartford has graciously extended this invitation to seniors throughout the 62nd District. Light lunch will be provided and RSVP is required to:

Gresczyk Farms Visit

Posted on August 15, 2022

Recently, I had the opportunity to tour Gresczyk Farms in New Hartford and was highly impressed. The tour was led by Bruce Gresczyk, who owns the farm with his brother Henry. The farm grows crops on about 130 acres and is one of the largest in the 62nd District. They employ 26 people, including seven seasonal workers from Jamaica. In addition to vegetables, the farm grows blueberries, raspberries, herbs, and flowers, and sells eggs from 600 cage-free laying hens.

Bruce showed me around the retail

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Posted on July 13, 2022

HARTFORD – Responding to recent claims by Democrat leaders that their legislative policies are making Connecticut residents safer, the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus today charged that the Democrats’ soft-on-crime initiatives will actually allow previously-convicted criminals easier access to firearms.

In a widely distributed OP-ED, Conservative Caucus legislators blasted the Democrat-pushed policy of criminal record erasure as but one key issue that will have both an immediate

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Rep. Mark Anderson Offers Remarks at the Granby Memorial Day Ceremony

Posted on June 7, 2022

On Memorial Day 2022 in Granby, I had the honor to speak following the parade about the meaning of this day. The remarks are reprinted below. For a video of the speech, please click here. My speech is preceded by a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem by Greg O’Brien, at the 16:00 minute mark, and the speech begins at the 20:00 minute mark.

“Today, we remember and renew the legacy of Memorial Day, which was established in 1868 to pay tribute to individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice

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Post Session Office Hours

Posted on May 10, 2022

I will be hosting Post–Session Office Hours for residents of Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland, and New Hartford on Tuesday, May 31st.

There will be 15-minute appointments available during two time slots, one from 2:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. and one from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. I encourage you to bring any questions that you might have about the 2022 legislative session, or any state issues that matter to you and your family to discuss during our one-one-one meeting (staff present).

To register, click here.

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State Capitol Police Food Drive

Posted on May 3, 2022

It was my honor to represent the House Republican Caucus this morning at the Capitol to celebrate the amazing work that was pulled off in a very short period of time.

Over the last week, our four legislative caucuses, including staff members from various departments at the Legislative Office Building worked together supporting the State Capitol Police, who arranged an Emergency Food Drive benefiting The Village – an organization that is committed to helping families in need in the Greater Hartford

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April 1st Capitol Update

Posted on April 1, 2022

As our work in committees winds itself down, I wanted to provide you with an update during this very busy short session which ends on May 4th. Over the last several days, I have testified on two bills in front of the Finance, Bonding, and Revenue Committee.

As we move through April, the expectation will be long days in sessions toward the end of the month. I will be sure to keep you up-to-date on the issues that matter to you and your family.

H.B. No. 5489 An Act Concerning the Indexing of Certain

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Capitol Update

Posted on March 24, 2022

On Wednesday, the House and Senate both passed legislation to suspend Connecticut’s 25 cent per gallon gas tax, which would begin on April 1st and end on June 30th. This comes weeks after House and Senate Republicans made an appeal for immediate relief at the pumps for our residents. Included in this bill is free bus service during the same period, as well as tax-free week from April 10-16 for clothing and footwear valued at $100 and under. Unfortunately, this bill does nothing for consumers and

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Important Government Administration and Elections Committee Public Hearing on Friday

Posted on March 2, 2022

On Friday, March 4 at 10:00 A.M. ,the Government Administration and Elections (GAE) Committee will hold a public hearing regarding two bills (S.B. #184 and H.B. #5262) that could impact our November 2022 state-wide election. These bills add a seventh reason for absentee voting that is not in the state constitution. That new reason would be the existence of the COVID-19 illness, not the illness of the actual voter.

Whether you oppose or are in favor of these bills, I encourage you to submit written

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State Representative Mark Anderson Testifies Against S.B. No. 88

Posted on February 25, 2022

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to testify against the highly emotional and controversial Senate Bill No. 88, AN ACT CONCERNING AID IN DYING FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS, during the Public Health Committee’s public hearing. I shared my reasons why I am against any, and all potential legislation to allow doctor assisted suicide – along with a deeply personal account about my own experiences, which so many others unfortunately can relate to themselves.

My Thoughts on Senate Bill No. 88

The Hippocratic

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