Ellington Public Schools Seeking D-Day Veteran Information

Posted on February 19, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

Our local Superintendent Dr. Scott V. Nicol recently shared an upcoming opportunity for our eighth grade class to honor Ellington D-Day Veterans and their families at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington.  

Please read the information below, and share with your neighbors.

Sincerely,

Christopher Davis

 

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Senate Dems’ Sales Tax Increase Proposal: Let Your Opinion Be Known

Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

As you may have heard, the Senate Democrat leader is once again proposing a sales tax increase for Connecticut. His bill would increase the Connecticut sales tax rate to 6.85%, raising potentially millions upon millions of dollars in new taxes on Connecticut families.

As Ranking Member of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee with oversight over our state’s tax policy, I would like to hear your opinion on this proposed tax increase. This legislation will be heard by the committee on Wednesday, February 13th, at the State Capitol.

Expressing your opinion can be as simple as sending an email as public testimony on the proposal. Below are the instructions on how to send in brief testimony:

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Rep. Davis Attends CABE Region 3 Legislative Meeting

Posted on February 1, 2019 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) attended the January 15th legislative breakfast hosted by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Region 3.

Board of Education Members, teachers, administrators and legislators from across the region discussed the major issues impacting schools in the 2019 legislative session. The school district leaders shared their concerns about forced school regionalization and the need for consistent education cost share funding from the state.

Also discussed at the meeting was Rep. Davis’ proposed legislation HB 5988 ‘An Act Concerning the High School Graduation Date’ which would allow schools to set fixed graduation dates. The proposal has received bi-partisan support and has been referred to the Education Committee for consideration. Read more about the proposal HERE.

Thank You for Sharing Your Questions and Concerns

Posted on January 23, 2019 by admin


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I would like to thank everyone who joined me for coffee hours in East Windsor and Ellington to share their thoughts, questions and concerns about the direction of our state.

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Rep. Davis Tours Nordic Moon Meadery

Posted on January 23, 2019 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) toured the Nordic Moon Meadery on Friday, January 11th with co-owners Rich Gummoe, also a Founding Partner at Ellington’s Connecticut Valley Distillery, LLC, and Kevin West, head mead maker. 

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Rep. Davis Sworn In for Fifth Term

Posted on January 10, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD- State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) took the oath-of-office for his fifth term representing the 57th General Assembly District which includes Ellington and part of East Windsor on Wednesday, January 9th.

“Fixing our broken finances and making Connecticut more affordable are my top priorities,” said Rep. Davis. “With large deficits on the horizon, I am committed to making lasting structural changes and building on the reforms enacted in most recent biennial budget including the new caps on borrowing and spending.”

Rep. Davis will continue in his role as an Assistant Republican Leader and will return as the highest ranking Republican on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee and will be one of only two Republican members of the State Bond Commission that will be chaired by Governor Lamont. In addition, Rep. Davis will be a returning member to the Energy and Technology Committee and a new member of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.

The 2019 Legislative Session will run for a five month period from January 9th to June 5th. Rep. Davis can be reached at Christopher.Davis@housegop.ct.gov or 860-240-8700.

January Coffee Hours Ellington & East Windsor

Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

Next week, I will be hosting district-wide coffee hours, starting in Ellington on Monday, January 14th, from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Chuck Wagon Restaurant.

If you are unable to make it, I will be hosting another coffee hour in East Windsor on Wednesday, January 16th, at At the Dam Restuarant from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

In case of inclement weather, please visit my website for a cancellation notice. Also, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you have regarding state government.

Applying for Crumbling Foundation Reimbursements

Posted on January 2, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

The not-for-profit captive insurance company, created to help homeowners with a crumbling foundation, will begin accepting applications for assistance on January 10th.

All potentially affected homeowners and prospective home buyers are highly encouraged to review the guidelines and frequently asked questions on the captive insurance company’s website: www.crumblingfoundations.org

Though paper and in-person applications will be accepted, the Capitol Region Council of Governments is urging homeowners to file online so that applications can be electronically time-stamped to assign homeowners a place in line. For more information on how to apply click here.

If you have any questions, it is best to contact the captive insurance company directly at the website above.

Sincerely,

State Rep. Christopher Davis

Rep. Davis Gets Legislative Committee Assignments

Posted on December 19, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christopher Davis received his legislative committee assignments from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on Tuesday.

Rep. Davis will remain the highest ranking Republican on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee and will be one of only two Republican members of the State Bond Commission that will be chaired by Governor-elect Lamont. In addition, Rep. Davis will be a returning member to the Energy and Technology Committee and a new member of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.

“Fixing Connecticut’s finances remains one of my top priorities for the next legislative session,” said Rep. Davis. “We really need to focus on creating a more affordable Connecticut for residents and businesses. I will continue to fight for a better state government that prioritizes state spending and borrowing.”

Also, Rep. Davis will remain an Assistant Republican Leader in the House Republican Caucus. Rep. Davis can be reached at 860-240-8700 or Christopher.Davis@housegop.ct.gov.

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Rep. Davis Speaks to Veterans in Ellington

Posted on November 15, 2018 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Rep. Christopher Davis spoke to veterans at the monthly Veterans’ Coffee House Meeting on Thursday.

Rep. Davis talked about topics and issues concerning the state and answered a variety of questions ranging from veterans’ benefits to tolls.

“I want to thank all the veterans for their service,” said Rep. Davis. “Veterans should never have to worry about getting quality services and help from state government. My door is always open to residents and veterans if they need help.”

The Veterans’ Coffee House is a program in Ellington, which brings all veterans together in a comfortable setting to meet, socialize, seek and share information on their military experiences, learn about local and State Veteran’s benefits and services and to enjoy a cup of coffee.

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