Legislators Host Informational Forum on Tolls in Vernon

Posted on April 23, 2019 by admin


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VERNON – State Senator Dan Champagne (R-35) and State Representative Tim Ackert (R-8) hosted House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, to discuss legislation proposed by Governor Lamont and legislative Democrats and to present an alternative transportation funding plan that does not rely on tolls or tax increases.

The event held at Vernon Center Middle School on Thursday, April 11th, was co-hosted by State Representatives Chris Davis (R-57) and Kurt Vail (R-52).

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Drug Take Back Day – April 27th

Posted on April 11, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

Saturday April, 27th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There are opportunities to dispose of your unwanted medications in East Windsor and Ellington. Studies have shown that drug abuse often starts with family members having access to unused opioids, inadvertently left in the family’s medicine cabinet. Please check your medicine storage areas to see if there are any unused or no longer necessary medications and avail yourself of this opportunity for safe disposal.

Drug take back day continues to grow, nationwide during the 16th take back day 4,770 police departments participated offering 5,839 sites with over 457 tons collected for proper disposal. Read more HERE.

Ellington

Drug Take Back Day 4/27 10am -2pm

Resident Trooper’s Office, 33 Arbor Way

East Windsor

Medication Drop Box

Police Department, 25 School Street

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Rep. Davis Hosts Ellington Legislative Update

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) hosted an afternoon legislative update at the Ellington Senior Center on Tuesday, March 19th.

Rep. Davis presented the major issues before the legislature and as Ranking Member of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee detailed Governor Lamont’s proposed budget and tax increases. Residents shared their questions, comments and concerns about the proposed installation of tolls and property tax increases due to unfunded state mandates.

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Sales Tax Expansion & Statewide Property Tax: Let Your Opinion Be Known

Posted on March 13, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

This Friday, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee of the General Assembly will be holding a public hearing on Governor Lamont’s proposed revenue budget and the Senate Democrat Leader’s proposal to institute a statewide property tax and a statewide car tax.

As you may have heard, Governor Lamont’s proposed budget expands many taxes, including the sales tax to cover many previously exempted items; such as non-prescription drugs, digital downloads like Netflix, children’s car seats and bicycle helmets, dry cleaning, barber shops, beauty salons, veterinary services, parking, newspapers and a wide range of professional services including legal, accounting, interior design, real estate, and sports and recreation instruction. All totaled the tax expansions will cost Connecticut families about $300 million more in the 2020 fiscal year and about $500 million more in the 2021 fiscal year. His proposal would also place a 10 cent surcharge on plastic bags and a 1.5 cent tax per ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, juice, and sports drinks, among many other new or expanded taxes.

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Reps. Ackert and Davis Attend Tolland County Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Posted on March 11, 2019 by admin


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TOLLAND – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8) and Christopher Davis (R-57) participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored by the CBIA held at CNC Software in Tolland.

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Rep. Davis and Superintendent Nicol Support Firm Graduation Dates for Seniors

Posted on March 8, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) and Ellington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott V. Nicol testified in support of HB 7258 ‘An Act Concerning the Establishment of a Firm Graduation Date and the Date for the First Day of School Sessions’ before the legislature’s Education Committee on Wednesday, March 6th.

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Rep. Davis Celebrates Read Across America Day in East Windsor and Ellington

Posted on March 8, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) celebrated Read Across America Day at Broad Brook School on Tuesday, February 26th and Center Elementary School in Ellington on Friday, March 1st.

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Public Hearing on Crumbling Foundations Legislation (3/8)

Posted on March 7, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Because the issues of crumbling foundations are critical to our community, I am writing to let you know that the Insurance and Real Estate Committee and the Planning and Development Committee will be holding an important public hearing on Friday, March 8th, at 1:00 p.m. in room 2E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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Rep. Davis Testifies in Support of Creating a Mead Permit

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) joined Rich Gummoe and Kevin West, the owners of Nordic Moon Meadery in Ellington to testify in support of Section 8 of HB 7184 ‘An Act Concerning the Liquor Control Act’ before the General Law Committee on Thursday, February 28th.

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Rep. Davis and First Selectman Maynard Support Legislation to Advance East Windsor Casino

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) and East Windsor First Selectman Robert Maynard testified before the Public Safety and Security Committee in support of SB 11 ‘An Act Concerning the Authorization of a Casino Gaming Facility in East Windsor’ on Tuesday, February 26th.

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