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State Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Betts and Sen. Martin to Host Monthly Coffee Hours

Posted on June 28, 2021


State Representatives Cara Pavalock D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78) and Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) would like to invite Bristol residents to join them for their monthly Coffee Hour event to discuss the 2021 legislative session.

WHEN: Every First Friday of the Month
Beginning Friday, July 2nd from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Rodd’s Restaurant, 854 Farmington Ave., Bristol

These events are designed to provide residents with an opportunity to speak with the lawmaker’s about bills passed during the

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Legalization And Video Discussion of Marijuana Bill

Posted on June 17, 2021


The House of Representatives yesterday voted on a nearly 300-page Cannabis bill that would legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana usage. Rep. Howard, who works as a Police Officer outside of the legislature discusses the many issues with this legislation. I wanted to share his insightful comments with you and hope you find it informative.

Here are some key points:
1. Makes possession by those under 21 largely non-criminal, but rather a referral to various youth service
2. Acknowledges

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State Rep. Whit Betts Fights Against Proposed Tax Increase

Posted on June 14, 2021


State Representative Whit Betts (R-78) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 during the 2021 Legislative Session, voted against a new highway use tax on trucks that food and trucking industry advocates say will increase the costs of goods and services here.

Democrats who proposed H.B. 6688 say their new tax is critical to prop up our state’s dwindling Special Transportation Fund (STF), but Rep. Betts and House Republicans provided an alternative using existing resources. During the debate, they offered an amendment

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