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Speak out on Rate Hikes & Storm Response

Posted on September 8, 2020 by admin


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Speak out on Rate Hikes & Storm Response
More ways to make your voice heard:
Attend a virtual public hearing or submit written testimony.

Thank you to all who have spoken out about your recent electric bill increases and
the response of Eversource and United Illuminating to Tropical Storm Isaias.
There are now more opportunities to weigh in:

1) Energy & Technology Committee Listening Session

  • WATCH Listening Session
  • The General Assembly’s Energy & Technology Committee is holding a listening session

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Time to get your Passport to Plymouth Stamped

Posted on August 26, 2020 by admin


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As published by the Bristol Press.

PLYMOUTH – Those who completed the questions on their copies of the Passport to Plymouth can get them stamped Sept. 5 at the Lock Museum of America and win gift certificates for free ice cream.

The stamping will occur from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lock Museum at 230 Main St.

The event will be held outdoors.

Social distancing and face coverings are required.

“A limited number of gift certificates for free ice cream cones at Cleveland’s Country Store, located at 655 Main

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Betts Proudly Stands Up in Support of Connecticut Law Enforcement

Posted on August 21, 2020 by admin


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As the State Representative of Bristol and Plymouth, it is my job and responsibility to stand up and fight for my constituents when they have been wronged or portrayed in an unfair way.

In my opinion, one such group are the police officers from Bristol and Plymouth.

The attempt to portray and imply a linkage to the police officers from Bristol and Plymouth to the horrific and unlawful behavior of a few police officers from other parts of our nation is unfair and wrong.

Our local police are a major

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Eversource Hearing Information: August 24th

Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin


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As a result of public outcry and efforts by my colleagues and I to ensure that your voice was heard, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues in the short term at the expense of ratepayers.

Likewise, a similar rate increase request from United Illuminating has been suspended indefinitely.

PURA has scheduled a formal

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Connecticut’s 2020 Sales Tax Free Week: August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by admin


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The state’s annual Sales Tax Free Week this year begins Sunday, August 16, 2020 and runs through Saturday, August 22, 2020. During this one-week sales tax holiday, retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from Connecticut sales and use tax. This exemption applies to each eligible item under $100, regardless of how many of those items are sold to a customer on the same invoice.

Highlights:
This year will be Connecticut’s 20th Sales Tax Free Week. Despite the

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to my office recently with concerns regarding electricity increases charged by Eversource as of July 1. I am writing to reassure you that I have heard your concerns, and I am taking action.

I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to Marissa Paslick Gillett, Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA); John W. Betkoski III, Vice Chairman of PURA; and Michael Caron, Utility Commissioner of PURA calling for an immediate suspension to these rate

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New CT Dept. of Labor Unemployment Help Numbers

Posted on July 9, 2020 by admin


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Today, the CT Dept. of Labor (DOL) announced additional phone numbers for those in need of assistance with unemployment claims.

Hours of operation are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • 860-967-0493
  • 203-941-6868
  • Toll Free: 800-956-3294

For immediate help (or to submit a help request) click on “Ask DOL” at the bottom of the screen here.

Limited DMV Reopening Starting Today

Posted on June 23, 2020 by admin


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The governor announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning today

Services available in-person, by appointment only, include:

Licenses and Non-Driver ID Cards (new and renewal)

Out-of-State Transfers

CDL Upgrade – HAMDEN OFFICE ONLY

  • All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here
  • Select services are also accessible online
  • Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s Danbury, New Britain, Norwich and Old Saybrook

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