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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LTTE – We Simply Don’t Have The Money

Posted on April 11, 2019 by jpheasant


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At a time when dozens of new tax proposals include everything from vet visits to youth sports, text books to vegetable seeds, and bicycle helmets to car seats, members in the House and Senate voted to approve salary increases up to 5.5 percent for almost 200 employees.

In addition to the salary increase, these employees will also receive cost of living increases, some will receive additional $2,000 lump sum bonuses, and a few lucky department heads will receive bonuses totaling $18,000 over two years.

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LTTE: Tolls

Posted on April 5, 2019 by jpheasant


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As your elected state representative it is my job to seek out the concerns and opinions of my constituents in Bristol and Plymouth over controversial legislative proposals.

One such issue is the proposal to install tolls throughout Connecticut. Do my neighbors and friends in Bristol and Plymouth support or oppose tolls? If tolls are installed will drivers in the central Connecticut region be financially impacted?

At the Republican sponsored Tolls Informational Forum on March 26th, Rep. Ziogas stated

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