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Rep. Bolinsky, House Republicans Offer Amendment to Curtail Lamont’s Executive & Emergency Authority

Posted on March 25, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) along with his House Republican colleagues today proposed limitations on the governor’s unilateral authority to wield executive powers to run the state during the pandemic, including requiring votes in the legislature to extend emergency powers and a thorough review of all current executive orders as they apply to the COVID-19 crisis.

A year after the state was essentially shut down because of the virus that produced more than 300,000 positive cases, Democrats

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State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky: ALERT- PUBLIC HEARING ON LOCAL ZONING

Posted on March 11, 2021


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This coming Monday, March 15 the Connecticut General Assembly’s Planning & Development Committee will be having a Public Hearing on several bills which seek to set statewide parameters on local zoning rules.

Do you believe that Newtown’s local character should be decided with reasonable, fair and equitable local determination that includes consideration of our town’s residents and leaders? Or, do you believe the state knows what’s best for Newtown from the top of a hill, 52-miles away in Hartford?

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Bolinsky Opposes State Managers’ Union Contract

Posted on March 10, 2021


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NEWTOWN- Late Monday afternoon, in a meeting of the Appropriations Committee, State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) voted against a labor contract for state managers. The new labor contract will sweep another group of our state employee’s managers into our public-sector unions, promptly give the members a retroactive pay raise of 3.5% going back to July 1, 2020 and a guaranteed 5.5% raise in 2022.

The labor agreement, HR 11, will cost the state $375,379 in 2021 and $410,247 in 2022 but, may be only the

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