Rep. Betts Debates Climate Change Mandate

Posted on May 30, 2019 by jpheasant


State Representative Whit Betts criticizes members of the majority party for overriding authority of local boards of education to establish core curriculum in public schools.

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Rep. Betts : ‘Gov. Lamont and Democrats Toll Plans are Getting Desperate’

Posted on May 16, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – State Representative Whit Betts (R-78) slammed Governor Lamont’s latest attempt to make tolls more palatable by promising to raise money for the House Democratic Caucus if they can make a tough vote and support his tolling plan.

“The latest pleas by Governor Lamont’s to either reduce bus fares or by promising money to House Democrats is just another attempt to dangle any carrot he can, to anyone and everyone, in an effort to change their stance on his $1 billion toll plan,” Rep. Betts

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Bristol and Plainville Lawmakers Oppose Controversial Minimum Wage Rate Hike

Posted on May 9, 2019 by jpheasant


HARTFORDState Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22), Whit Betts (R-78), and Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) said the state’s business community can’t afford the crush of anti-employer policies pushed by the majority party’s controversial proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.

HB-5004, An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage, would increase the state’s current wage of $10.10 to $15 over a four and a half year time frame. As of October 1st, the wage would increase to $11.00 effective

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