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Rep. Belsito Applauds Final Passage of Legislation to Promote Holocaust & Genocide Education

Posted on May 10, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD- State Rep. Sam Belsito praised the passage of bipartisan legislation that will make sure schools are teaching students about the Holocaust and other genocidal acts.

“The Holocaust and other genocides that have taken place should never be forgotten,” said Rep. Belsito. “Every state in our country should be passing similar legislation. Our children, grandchildren, and generations to come should know about these horrific genocides that have taken place in our society, so they are never repeated.”

The legislation, SB-452: An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Holocaust and Genocide Education and Awareness in the Social Studies Curriculum, seeks to include Holocaust and genocide education awareness in the social studies curriculum within public schools in our state.

According to the legislation, school districts would be permitted to avail themselves of existing and appropriate materials and resources, as well as accept gifts, grants and donations, designed for the development and implementation of Holocaust and genocide education and awareness.

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Stop Tolls – Sign my Petition!

Posted on May 2, 2018 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

According to the Speaker of the House, we will be voting on toll legislation this week.

As I have already stated, I am against the idea of placing tolls throughout our state.

Here are a couple of quick facts that you should know about tolls.

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Stop Tolls – Sign my Petition!

Posted on May 2, 2018 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

According to the Speaker of the House, we will be voting on toll legislation this week.

As I have already stated, I am against the idea of placing tolls throughout our state.

Here are a couple of quick facts that you should know about tolls.

Are border tolls permitted by the federal government?

No. Tolling only at state borders is not allowed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

How much would it cost to implement and operate tolls in our state?

According to a study by CDM Smith, it is estimated that it would cost $157 million per year to operate tolls, and between $450 and $600 million to install tolls.

I believe taxpayers already pay enough and placing tolls throughout our state is just another tax on residents and businesses.

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