Posted on July 5, 2019 by admin
State Reps. Vincent Candelora (R-86) and Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) and State Sen. Len Fasano hosted a Town Hall legislative update on Tuesday, June 25th at Durham Town Hall.
Constituents met with legislators from 6-8 p.m. to discuss the legislative session which came to a close on June 5th and to address local issues with their legislators. Of great concern to many constituents were the budget and the possibility of implementing tolls. Other topics discussed included forced immunization, state-run…
Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin
Today we celebrate Independence Day.
Today, we are reminded of the focus, determination and courage of our patriots who passionately believed that our nascent country deserved better governance. They believed that having leaders and a government, for the people, and by the people was not only practical, but possible.
Two hundred and forty-three years ago, on July 4, 1776, these patriots put forth The Declaration of Independence. This document has not only remained relevant over centuries, but it…
Posted on June 24, 2019 by admin
On Thursday, June 20th, state and local lawmakers toured Amazon’s new robotics fulfillment center in North Haven for an inside look at the 855,000-square-foot innovative customer fulfillment facility located at 415 Washington Avenue.
The North Haven facility currently under construction and scheduled to open this summer will become the company’s second fulfillment center in Connecticut and is anticipated to create more than 1,500 new, full-time jobs. Associates at the fulfillment center will work…
Posted on June 18, 2019 by admin
Many changes came to Connecticut as a result of a new administration and newly elected legislature. A new progressive caucus of approximately 45 legislators emerged hailing reforms, such as an increase to minimum wage, paid family medical leave, free college tuition, legalized marijuana, and capital gains taxes. What did Connecticut’s struggling residents get instead? A budget with many new sales taxes on products and services, increased taxes on meals and alcohol, and more taxes for small businesses…
Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin
In 2013, Republicans and Democrats unanimously supported the implementation of the Trust Act, which created guidelines for how police handled arrests of illegal immigrants who were subject to federal civil detainers. The law was established to create trust between local law enforcement officials and illegal immigrants so people in that community would be more willing to come forward without fear of deportation to report crimes or cooperate with police. The law struck a balance between when to turn…
Posted on June 1, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD—House Republicans late Friday voted against a mandatory payroll tax from Democrats and slammed majority party lawmakers desperate to appease their progressive base by installing a new government-run paid family and medical leave program before the legislative session ends next week.
“Connecticut is among the most expensive places to live, it’s one of the most expensive and difficult places in the nation to run a business—stone cold facts that people who voted ‘yes’ tonight blatantly ignored,”…
Posted on May 30, 2019 by admin
State Representatives Craig Fishbein (R-90) and Vincent Candelora (R-86), and State Senator Len Fasano (R-34), will co-host a coffee hour and legislative update for constituents on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Dad’s Restaurant in Wallingford.
Residents and constituents are welcome to stop in and learn about the 2019 legislative session, and to ask questions or discuss policies and legislation.
What: Coffee hour and legislative update
When: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.…
Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin
The following message comes from the State Department of Transportation and contains information that could impact your travels.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 5 in North Haven and Wallingford, beginning Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
The project consists of milling and resurfacing 1.90 miles of Route 5 in North Haven and Wallingford. This project is scheduled to occur Wednesday, June 5, 2019 through…
Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing that a safety improvement project will be performed on I-91 NB in Wallingford, beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
This project consists of guiderail and attenuator installation on a 0.05 mile segment of I-91 NB in Wallingford. This work is scheduled to occur Wednesday, May 29, 2019 through Monday, June 3, 2019.
This project is included in the DOT’s safety improvement program and is being performed by Atlas Industrial Services.
Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin
On Tuesday, May 14th, State Representatives Vincent Candelora (R-86), Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) and Sean Scanlon (D-98) joined their fellow colleagues in the House of Representative in unanimously voting in favor of H.B. 5524, An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl.
H.B. 5524 would change the definition of narcotic substance to include fentanyl in the same category as heroin. As the law is currently written, fentanyl is listed as a synthetic drug, which is a lesser penalty.