Sen. Champagne and Rep. Davis Host Updates in Ellington

Posted on July 26, 2019 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Senator Dan Champagne (R-35) and State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) recently hosted legislative updates at the Senior Center and at Town Hall. The informal conversations covered the major topics from the 2019 legislative session including the state budget and the status of tolls legislation.

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Reps. Davis and Hall Host East Windsor Legislative Updates

Posted on July 26, 2019 by admin


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EAST WINDSOR – State Representatives Christopher Davis (R-57) and Carol Hall (R-59) hosted legislative updates on the recently concluded 2019 at the Town Hall on June 26th and at the Senior Center on July 9th.

The legislative update began with an overview of the major topics from the legislative session. Residents shared their questions, comments and concerns about state government with the Representatives. Most shared their concerns about state finances, concerns about the proposed installation of tolls and new sales taxes on services such as dry cleaning.

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Brian Greenleaf Appointed to Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations

Posted on July 19, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides recently appointed Ellington Public Schools Director of Finance and Operations Brian Greenleaf as her designee to the Connecticut Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations.

The advisory council was created in 1985 to research, study and make recommendations to solve issues between state and local government. The 24 person council represents members of the public, local officials and the state legislative and executive branches.

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Reps. Davis, Ackert and Delnicki Applaud Approval of Crumbling Foundations Legislation

Posted on July 12, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8), Christopher Davis (R-57) and Tom Delnicki (R-14) applauded Governor Lamont’s approval of Public Act 19-192, “An Act Concerning Crumbling Concrete Foundations” at a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, July 9th.

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Reps. Zawistowski and Davis Tour Baronet Coffee Roasters

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin


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WINDSOR – State Representatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Christopher Davis (R-57) toured Baronet Coffee Roasters with Vice President of Sales Mark Marino and Director of Supply Chain Management Alex Goldsmith.

The company was started in 1930 by Dave Baron in Hartford and recently moved to a larger facility in Windsor in 2016. The company has been owned by the Goldsmith family since 1947 with third and fourth generation family members now working at the company. The family first entered the coffee business in 1918 as Manhattan Coffee & Sugar, operating a fleet of coffee trucks. In 2008 they were named Family Business of the Year by UCONN. The company is also a Board Member of the National Coffee Association alongside major manufacturers such as Starbucks.

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North Central Legislators Tour Thrall Family Malt Farm

Posted on June 25, 2019 by admin


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WINDSOR – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Christopher Davis (R-57) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61) toured the Thrall Family Malt House with Spencer and Sarah Thrall on Thursday, June 13th.

Malt is produced by germinating grains by soaking them in water and then drying them with hot air to stop further germination. The malted grain is used in a variety of products from beer and whiskey to baked goods and malt vinegar.

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North Central Legislators Tour National Guard Small Air Terminal

Posted on June 19, 2019 by admin


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EAST GRANBY – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Christopher Davis (R-57), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Tom Delnicki (R-14) toured the recently completed Small Air Terminal at the Bradley Air National Guard Base on Thursday, June 13th.

The Representatives were welcomed by Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard Major General Evon and the tour was conducted by 103rd Airlift Wing Commander Colonel Gwinn, and United States Air Force Master Sergeant Ewings.

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Rep. Davis Addresses North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

Posted on June 12, 2019 by admin


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ENFIELD – During remarks at the June 11th meeting of the North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) addressed recent actions of the legislature.

“Many have commented that this past session has been the most anti-business in quite some time. From a $50 million tax hike on small businesses, expanding and increasing sales tax rates on certain items and increasing the minimum wage to $15 the majority in the legislature ignored the concerns expressed by employers at every turn,” said Rep. Davis.

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Rep. Davis Votes No on Democrat Tax Increase and Expanded Spending Plan

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Finance Committee Ranking Member, State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57), after hours of debate opposed the Democrat budget that increases state spending on new and expanded programs despite massive projected deficits, raises hundreds of millions in sales taxes, raids the transportation fund to pay for new General Fund expenses, and hikes income taxes on thousands of small business owners.

Rep. Davis commented, “I approached this budget as a concerned taxpayer, a small businessman and as a father. Citizens are right to be concerned about the direction of our state. This budget squeezes the middle class from every direction. Families will have to pay more for every day goods and services from the grocery store to online services such as Netflix.

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Rep. Davis Proposes Amendment Questioning the Hartford Bailout

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) offered an amendment on HJR 170 ‘Resolution Concerning the Bond Covenant’ that would have clarified the intentions of the legislature and condemned the 20 year $500 million bailout agreed to by the Malloy administration, State Treasurer and the City of Hartford.

“As part of the compromise budget agreement in 2017, the legislature offered financial assistance to the City of Hartford to help it avoid bankruptcy with a two-year $40 million bailout. Without legislative approval and against the legislature’s clear intent, the Office of Policy & Management and the State Treasurer instead agreed to a massive half a billion dollar deal for two decades,” said Rep. Davis. “This amendment makes clear our intent.”

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