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March 19th Re-Opening

Posted on March 5, 2021


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

On Thursday, Governor Lamont announced upcoming changes to coronavirus restrictions set to begin on March 19th. While certain protocols and guidelines will remain in place, many capacity restrictions will be phased out or significantly reduced. Additionally, the Governor announced an early beginning for trout fishing season.

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Public Hearing – An Act Concerning Virtual Learning

Posted on March 4, 2021


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

On Monday March 8th, the Education Committee will conduct a public hearing on S.B. 977, “An Act Concerning Virtual Learning.” The stated purpose of this committee bill is “to require the Department of Education to develop uniform standards for the provision of virtual learning in public schools, conduct a comprehensive audit of virtual learning programs in the state and develop guidelines for training educators in the provision of virtual learning.”

This is your opportunity

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Age Based Vaccine Distribution

Posted on February 24, 2021


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Monday afternoon, Governor Lamont announced that the state will move forward with an age-based approach for distributing the coronavirus vaccine beginning on March 1st. Initially, the phased roll out included such factors as age, occupation, pre-existing conditions, and residency. Most recently, eligibility was expanded to those 65 and older under “Phase 1b.”

The planned eligibility timeline:

  • March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64,

In addition to the age-based

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It’s Your Government: How to Testify at a Public Hearing

Posted on February 18, 2021


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

With the legislative session underway and the committee process in full-swing, I wanted to share some helpful resources to make your voice heard in state government.

In order to make it easier to find all the information you need in one place, the House Republican Caucus created an online virtual meeting guide with information, resources and links to help you follow what’s happening in the General Assembly. The guide also includes instructions on how to participate in a Zoom meeting, a calendar of events, access to legislative committee pages, bill tracking, and more.

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Capitol Update 2.10.2021

Posted on February 10, 2021


Vaccine Eligibility Expanded to Ages 65+

Starting on Thursday, February 11th, residents between the ages of 65 and 74 will be eligible to schedule vaccination appointments. Currently “Phase 1b” is only open to those ages 75 and over, eventually this phase will include frontline essential workers and those ages 16-64 with certain pre-existing conditions. Appointments can be made online or by phone.

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Vaccine Assistance Line Hours

Starting this Monday, the state’s vaccine appointment assistance line will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. The phone number to call for vaccination scheduling is: 877-918-2224. Scheduling is also available via the link below:

Online Vaccination Scheduling

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Capitol Update 2.3.2021

Posted on February 3, 2021


Update on Vaccine Distribution

Clinics across our state have currently administered over 425,000 doses of the vaccine including roughly 340,000 first doses and over 80,000 second doses. Currently we are in “Phase 1b” of distribution with scheduling currently open for those 75 and older. Scheduling is available online or over the phone Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line 877-918-2224 is available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Due to high volume, hold times may vary. 211 Connecticut also has a directory to find clinics across the region.

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Update on Vaccine Distribution

Posted on January 15, 2021


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Vaccine distribution has been well under way in Connecticut since late December with roughly 160,000 doses administered to date. Distribution started with Phase 1a which included healthcare workers, first responders and long-term care facility residents. With the start of Phase 1b scheduled for January 18th, more members of the general public will become eligible to receive the vaccine.

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Participate in the “Virtual” Legislative Session

Posted on January 13, 2021


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Unlike previous years, most of the legislative session will be held virtually. While the Capitol and Legislative Office Building continue to be closed, there are still important opportunities for public input.

The House Republican Caucus has created an online virtual guide for constituents to follow the action at the Capitol. Included on this page are links to live stream committee meetings, public hearings, access to the daily event calendar, a link to CT-N’s website,

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Capitol Update 1.8.2021

Posted on January 11, 2021


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This Wednesday the General Assembly officially began the 2021 regular legislative session that will run until June 9th. The “long session” is used to establish a state budget and introduce bills of a general nature.

Most of this year’s session will be conducted remotely, as you may have already heard. This means that committee hearings, floor votes, and even office hours will be mostly conducted through Zoom, with lawmakers observing social distancing. While the Capitol Complex will remain closed to the public, there are many new opportunities to participate in the process and make sure your voice is heard.

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Mark Anderson Sworn-in As State Representative

Posted on January 8, 2021


HARTFORD – On Wednesday, January 6th, State Representative Mark Anderson (R-62) took the oath of office beginning his first term as State Representative for the 62nd District, which includes the towns of Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland, and New Hartford. To accommodate social distancing, the ceremony was held outdoors on the north steps of the Capitol under partially cloudy skies.

“It’s an incredible honor to serve the people of our district,” said Rep. Anderson. “Our state is facing a number of challenges as we manage the pandemic response and economic recovery. I look forward to working with my new colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advocate for positive changes that will promote economic growth and individual liberty.”

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