Rep. Camillo Encourages Sport Equipment Donations for Local Student Athletes

Posted on April 2, 2019 by admin


Please consider donating to the Sports Equioment Drive, which will be running until Wednesday, April 17.

Drop off locations:

■ Cos Cob Library
■ Greenwich YMCA
■ Greenwich Town Hall

All items will benefit local student athletes in need of good sports equipment. Thank you to those who have already donated. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

 

Rep. Camillo Helps Stock the Mianus River with Trout

Posted on April 2, 2019 by admin


On Monday, April 1, State Rep. Fred Camillo joined State Rep. Livvy Floren and Paul Chiappetta, Vice President of the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited, to stock the Mianus River ahead of Opening Day of fishing season, April 13th. Unless otherwise noted, lakes and ponds are open for fishing year round, while rivers and streams are open from the second Saturday in April until the end of February. Approximately 630 Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout, in addition to 10 Broodstock Trout, were dropped into

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Rep. Camillo to Host State Budget Update on March 26 – Cos Cob Library

Posted on March 25, 2019 by admin


Tomorrow, March 26, I will be hosting a State Budget Update at Cos Cob Library, 7 Sinawoy Road, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

With just over two months to go until the close of session, the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee and the Appropriations Committee will begin drafting separate, but balanced, revenue and spending plans. These proposals will be sent to the full legislature for a vote.

Last month, Governor Lamont released his budget. Although his plan will not be the final agreement approved

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Important Public Hearings: Friday, March 15

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


Finance, Revenue & Bonding Public Hearing

Friday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 2E of the LOB in Hartford

  • S.B. 877: An Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget

Last week, I wrote an op-ed about the governor’s budget and highlighted my concerns with his proposal to expand the sales tax to currently exempt items. With the potential for tolls and other tax increases on the table for 2019, the expansion of the sales tax could have an adverse impact on our state’s economy and

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Rep. Camillo’s Sports Equipment Drive: March 11-27

Posted on March 11, 2019 by admin


State Rep. Fred Camillo will be hosting his annual Sports Equipment Drive benefitting the the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, from March 11 – March 27. Any new or lightly used sports equipment will be accepted. See below for collection locations:

  • Greenwich Town Hall: 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich
  • Greenwich YMCA: 50 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
  • Cos Cob Library: 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob

For more information, please contact: Fred.Camillo@housegop.ct.gov or (800) 842-1423.

 

Budgeting for Our Future

Posted on March 9, 2019 by admin


Opinion by Rep. Fred Camillo

During my time in the legislature, I’ve seen my share of budgets from the governor’s office. Each one is different and offers a unique vision for the state, but within the last decade, most of these proposals have relied heavily on new revenue despite clear objections from the taxpayers, and with bad results.

When Gov. Lamont took office in January, he began the very difficult process of drafting a two year spending and revenue plan that is balanced and addresses many

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Rep. Camillo Submits Testimony in Opposition to Toll Bills

Posted on March 6, 2019 by admin


Testimony In opposition of

HB 7280, An Act Concerning Support For Transportation Infrastructure And The Creation Of The Connecticut Transportation Finance Authority

Transportation Committee

March 6, 2019

Dear Co-Chairs Leone, Lamar, Ranking Members Martin, Devlin and distinguished members of the Transportation Committee:

I am writing to express my opposition to HB 7280, An Act Concerning Support For Transportation Infrastructure And The Creation Of The Connecticut Transportation Finance Authority.

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Toll Bills Public Hearing – Tomorrow, March 6

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


The Transportation Committee has scheduled a public hearing for tomorrow, March 6, on two bills concerning tolls:

  • H.B. 7202, An Act Concerning the Sustainability of Connecticut’s Transportation Infrastructure
  • H.B. 7280, An Act Concerning Support for Transportation Infrastructure and the Creation of the Connecticut Transportation Finance Authority

H.B. 7202 is Gov. Lamont’s bill and is part of his proposed biennial budget. If approved, it would place 53 electronic toll gantries on major highways

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Rep. Camillo Testifies in Support of his Bill Concerning Liability for Fallen Trees or Limbs

Posted on February 27, 2019 by admin


HARTFORDState Representative Fred Camillo (R-Greenwich) testified before the Judiciary Committee today in support of his bill, H.B. 7188, An Act Concerning a Property Owner’s Liability for the Expenses of Removing a Fallen Tree or Limb.

“This is an improved version of a bill I first introduced in 2014, which made it all the way to Gov. Malloy’s desk only to get vetoed,” Rep. Camillo said. “Fallen trees or tree limbs can cause considerable damage to a person’s real property. This bill would place

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Rep. Camillo Says Governor’s Budget is All Too Familiar

Posted on February 22, 2019 by admin


HARTFORDState Representative Fred Camillo (R-Greenwich) says Governor Lamont’s budget proposal, which he presented yesterday to a joint session of the General Assembly, mirrors the failed policies of the Malloy era, including too many tax increases and too few demands on public labor unions.

“The governor has worked hard on this proposal since entering office and while this gives us something to work with as we move towards a final plan, there are many areas of concern that we need to address,”

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