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State Representative Noreen Kokoruda and Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch Joined Girl Scout Troop 60380 in ‘Make Madison Magnificent’

Posted on April 18, 2019 by admin


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Madison Girl Scout Troop 60380 members Claire Harriman, Eva Rose, Samantha Sweet, Caroline Farmer, Chloe Monaghan, and Gracie Monaghan (Not pictured above): Vivi Gallo, Sofia Rastelli, Lily Vedrani and (back row) State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) and Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch all met on April 16, 2019 to clean up Academy Street in Madison. Troop 60380 arranged the ‘Make Madison Magnificent’ event to educate people

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VIDEO: Rep. Carney Responds to Gov. Lamont’s Budget Proposal

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin


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OPINION: A New Budget Cycle Begins…

Posted on December 3, 2018 by admin


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As we prepare for opening day in January, the Fiscal Stability Commission, a group of business leaders charged with recommending budget fixes, and the Office of Fiscal Analysis, a non-partisan agency that provides financial data, presented the budget projects for Connecticut’s future.  Both agree that Connecticut is in very difficult financial shape and has not recovered from the recession of 2008.

While many of the suburbs voted for change, Connecticut has returned one party rule to Hartford.  Because

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Rep. Yaccarino Supports Bill Requiring Holocaust Education in Social Studies Curriculum

Posted on May 8, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), voted in favor of S.B. 452, An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Holocaust and Genocide Education and Awareness in the Social Studies Curriculum.

The legislation seeks to include Holocaust and genocide education awareness in the social studies curriculum within public schools in our state.

“We have not previously done enough to educate our youth regarding history,” said Rep. Yaccarino. “We must be sure that an understanding of history is gained, so that

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Opinion: Bipartisan Budget Update

Posted on September 21, 2017 by admin


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Nearly a week ago Republicans and Democrats in the state House and Senate came together to pass a bipartisan budget. I was certainly proud to have been a part of this historic bipartisan budget vote in the legislature. Unfortunately, we have already heard that the governor intends to veto this budget. If vetoed, our residents and municipalities would face massive and extensive cuts from the governor as part of his executive order. If rejected, these devastating cuts would go into effect on October

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Rep. Yaccarino Attends Benchmark Assisted Living Veterans Coffee Hour

Posted on August 9, 2017 by admin


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HAMDEN– State Representative Dave Yaccarino attended a coffee hour event with seniors and veterans at Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden on Monday, August 7 to discuss recent legislation, which impacts both veterans and seniors in Connecticut.

“It is always an honor to meet veterans and listen to their perspective – that’s my job as a legislator. I’m grateful to Frank and William, along with all of those who’ve served in our Armed Forces, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to spend some time with

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