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Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Betts and Sen. Martin to Host Legislative Town Hall

Posted on June 16, 2022


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BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are inviting area residents to join them for a Legislative Town Hall to discuss any item addressed during the 2022 session. They want to hear from residents about their top concerns about bills that were passed, changes they’d like to see, or issues the state should address.

Date: June 21

LOCATION: Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Rep. Betts Joins Republican Call for Special Session to Address Affordability Crisis in Connecticut

Posted on June 8, 2022


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HARTFORD – Rep. Whit Betts, R-Bristol, joined his fellow Republicans on Tuesday in calling for a special legislative session to bring relief to struggling families as they face historic inflation, while state government surpluses continue to grow.

From dramatic increases at the gas pump, to the soaring cost of home heating oil, every one of us in this state has felt the financial squeeze.

With inflation at a 40-year high of more than 8%, it has increased the average costs per year for our families

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Bristol delegation encouraging residents to take part in flag collection drive

Posted on May 27, 2022


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BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78), and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are helping residents retire their worn or frayed U.S. flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The Bristol state legislative delegation will have two separate drop-off locations in Bristol for flags that are no longer in a condition to be displayed. The collection drive will take place from May 31 through June 10, concluding before Flag Day on June 14, and all flags will be retired

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Rep. Betts to host coffee hour on May 20

Posted on May 19, 2022


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State Rep. Whit Betts and State Senator Henri Martin invite residents to join them for their monthly Coffee Hour event to discuss the 2022 legislative session, which recently wrapped up.

This is an opportunity for all residents to speak with them about any issue related to state government and to talk about issues affecting the district.

WHEN: Friday, May 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Eagle’s Nest Restaurant, 163 Main St., Terryville

If you have any questions or cannot make the event but

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Rep. Betts votes in support of legislation to combat catalytic convertor theft

Posted on May 3, 2022


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I wanted to highlight the passage today of S.B. 256, which will make it easier for our police officers to combat the ongoing crime of catalytic convertor thefts. We have heard numerous stories from around the state, and locally, of thieves targeting vehicles for the precious metals found inside the pollution-curbing devices, which are sold to scrap dealers after they are cut from the vehicles.

Residents shouldn’t have to wake in the morning to find that pieces of their exhaust system have been cut

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Rep. Betts to host coffee hour with Sen. Martin

Posted on May 2, 2022


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BRISTOL – Rep. Whit Betts, R- Bristol, and Sen. Henri Martin, will host a coffee hour this Friday, May 6, at Rodd’s Restaurant at 854 Farmington Ave. in Bristol.

This is an opportunity for all residents to get a complimentary cup of coffee and speak with the legislators about any issue related to state government or to talk about any issues affecting the district.

The coffee hour will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and all are invited to attend.

Our coffee hour this Friday is postponed

Posted on April 13, 2022


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Just a reminder, Sen. Henri Martin and I won’t be holding our usual coffee hour this Friday in observation of Good Friday. We’ll be back in May and I’m looking forward to seeing you then.

Connecticut Renters’ Rebate Program is now accepting applications

Posted on April 11, 2022


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Connecticut’s Renters’ Rebate Program, which is aimed at helping elderly and disabled renters, is now accepting applications and will continue to do so until Oct. 1. The program provides rebates of up to $900 for married couples and $700 for single filers.

The rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies.

The applications can be filed with either social service

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Rep. Betts to host Pizza and Politics event this month

Posted on April 5, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78), and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are inviting area residents to join them on Tuesday, April 12 at Max Pizza 4 for a Pizza and Politics legislative event.

The lawmakers will provide the latest updates from the State Capitol on the 2022 legislative session and answer any questions residents may have on issues related to state government. Complimentary pizza will be provided at the event.

All residents are encouraged

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Rep. Whit Betts to host coffee hour on April 1

Posted on March 30, 2022


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BRISTOL – Rep. Whit Betts, R- Bristol, and Sen. Henri Martin, will host a coffee hour this Friday, April 1, at the Palma Diner on Stafford Avenue.

This is an opportunity for all residents to get a complimentary cup of coffee and speak with the legislators about any issue related to state government or to talk about any issues affecting the district.

The coffee hour will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and all are invited to attend.

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