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

Posted on May 16, 2019 by jpheasant


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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


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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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State Representative Whit Betts Scolds Democrats for Supporting former Governor Malloy’s High Taxes on Community Hospitals

Posted on May 2, 2019 by jpheasant


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During Tuesday’s Appropriations Committee budget meeting, State Representative Whit Betts spoke out in opposition to his Democrat colleagues and their plan to undo hundreds of millions in tax breaks for local hospitals, previously agreed upon in the most recent bipartisan budget.

“I cannot support a budget that continues to use our community hospitals as an ATM for the state,” Rep. Betts said.

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