Rep. Laura Devlin: Lighting Repairs on Route 8

Posted on January 11, 2019 by jdooley


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Lighting Repairs along Route 8 in Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that an illumination repair project will be performed on Route 8 northbound and southbound in Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton – on Saturday and Sunday, January 12-13, 2019. 

LANE CLOSURE INFO

Motorists can expect lane closures to occur on Route 8 Northbound/Southbound in Bridgeport, Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton between NB Interstate 95 and Exit 11 (SR 714, Bridgeport Ave). A moveable sign pattern will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

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Rep. Devlin Sworn-In for New Legislative Term

Posted on January 10, 2019 by jdooley


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Take aim at reviving CT economy

HARTFORD — State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134) took the oath of office on Wednesday, January 9th kicking off their new terms as state legislators.

The legislative session, which gaveled in Wednesday, will stretch through June 5, and lawmakers will work with the governor to set the budget for the next two years. Connecticut taxpayers are expecting an almost $4 billion deficit.

“We have much to do the next two years and I am ready and up for the challenge. Today, along with the swearing in of a new governor, we have a renewed opportunity to address the large fiscal problems facing our great state,” said Rep. Devlin.

Fairfield and Trumbull constituents can follow committee meetings and House debates as they unfold live on Connecticut’s public affairs television network, CT-N, or by streaming the proceedings online by visiting www.ctn.state.ct.us.

Rep. Devlin can reach them by calling 1-800-842-1423 or email their offices’ at  Laura.Devlin@housegop.ct.gov.

For updates on legislative information please visit their legislative websites or their legislative Facebook pages at www.repdevlin.com, www.facebook.com/LauraDevlin134 and sign-up for their newsletters.

 

 

Fairfield Legislators going on Constituent Listening Tour

Posted on December 26, 2018 by jdooley


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FAIRFIELD- Fairfield State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) will be hosting three separate ‘Listening Sessions’ in the coming weeks over coffee. The listening sessions are free and Fairfield residents are encouraged to attend.

The specific dates and details of each session are listed below:

  • Saturday, January 12th, 10:00am-11:00am at Panera Bread on 2320 Black Rock Turnpike
  • Wednesday, January 16th, 7:00pm-8:00pm, at Las Vetas Lounge on 27 Unquowa Road
  • Saturday, January 26th, 10:00am-11:00am, at Las Vetas Lounge on 27 Unquowa Road

 

The two state representatives want to hear from their constituents and encourage them to join their legislators and talk about any issues, questions or concerns related to state government. The deadline for individual legislators to propose bills is January 18th; residents are encouraged to bring their ideas forward for possible consideration.

The 2019 Legislative Session begins on January 9th.

Reps. Kupchick and Devlin always have an open-door policy and if you are unable to attend any of the four Legislative Listening Sessions listed above, you can reach them by calling 1-800-842-1423 or email their offices’ at  Laura.Devlin@housegop.ct.gov and Brenda.Kupchick@cga.ct.gov.

For updates on future coffees or legislative information please visit their legislative websites at www.repdevlin.comwww.repkupchick.com and sign-up for their newsletters.

Trumbull Lawmakers Raise Money for Salvation Army

Posted on December 26, 2018 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL- State Reps. Laura Devlin (R-134), David Rutigliano (R-123) and Ben McGorty (R-122) joined a member of the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Brigade on Wednesday, December 19th to help raise money outside the Trumbull Stop & Shop for the annual Red Kettle Campaign.

Fairfield State Delegation Statements on Appointment of New CT DOT Commissioner

Posted on December 26, 2018 by jdooley


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Congratulations to Mr. Joseph J. Giulietti on his appointment as the new Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation replacing Governor Malloy’s current appointee James Redeker.  State Senator Tony Hwang, State Representatives Laura Devlin and Brenda Kupchick released the following statement regarding the appointment of Joseph Giulietti as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Newly appointed committee House ranking leader Laura Devlin said, “In addition to our state roads, the Metro-North rail line is in desperate need of attention to better improve performance and rider experience and help spur economic growth. Given his background and experience, and the favorable impression I was left with after prior interactions with him before the Transportation Committee, I view Mr. Giulietti’s appointment as positive for Fairfield County and our state. I am also hopeful he will take measures to improve the efficiency of DOT and rigorously prioritize projects. As House Ranking member on the Transportation Committee I look forward to working with him.”

Senator Tony Hwang offered words of encouragement, “the appointment of Mr. Giulietti, the former Metro-North President is a strong signal that Governor-elect Lamont takes seriously the problems our region has faced when it comes to the service and safety of our rail lines. Strategic transportation development is a key to economic revitalization and improving the quality of life in our state. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Giulietti in my new role as a Member of the Transportation Committee to revitalize and innovate all aspect our transportation infrastructure in Fairfield County and throughout our state.”

Representative Brenda Kupchick said, “It’s been extremely frustrating to fight year after year for investments for Metro North and Fairfield County highways while watching both deteriorate under Governor Malloy’s administration. I look forward to serving on the Transportation Committee and working with Mr. Giulietti this session. I’m hopeful under a new administration and Mr. Giulietti’s leadership, Fairfield counties transportation issues will be addressed and Fairfield commuters will finally be heard”.

 

 

Rep. Devlin to Head Transportation Committee for House Republicans

Posted on December 20, 2018 by jdooley


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Devlin Receives Key Committee Assignments

HARTFORD—State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) received her legislative committee assignments and House leadership roles from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides for the 2019-2020 legislative term this week.

Devlin was elected to her third term on Nov. 6th and in the days afterward they have prepared themselves for the start of the legislative session that opens on January 9th.

The legislative proposed bill deadline is January 18th.

Rep. Devlin was given the trust by House Leader Klarides to lead the House Republican caucus as the ranking member of the Transportation committee for the next two years, especially with the issue of tolls on the forefront of the next year’s agenda.

Additionally, Devlin will serve as a member of the Education committee which has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Education; local and regional boards of education and the substantive law of collective bargaining covering teachers and professional employees of such boards.

he Transportation Committee has cognizance of all matters relating transportation, including highways and bridges, mass transit and railroads.

Devlin will be serving on Finance, Revenue, and Bonding, —the influential tax-writing committee, as fiscal watchdogs for Trumbull taxpayers.

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Rep. Devlin, Trumbull Delegation to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army

Posted on December 10, 2018 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL– State Representatives Laura Devlin (R-134), David Rutigliano (R-123) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are participating in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells at the Trumbull Stop and Shop on Wednesday December 19th from 5:30pm-7:00pm.

The Trumbull State Representatives asking people to join them and spread the holiday cheer for those in need.

The public is invited to support the cause with donations of any size. The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, comfort and care to local residents as well as people in need across the United States. Stop and Shop is located at 100 Quality Street in Trumbull.

WHO: State Representatives David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin and Ben McGorty
WHAT: Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign bell ringing
WHEN: Wednesday December 19th from 5:30pm-7:00pm
WHERE: Stop and Shop is located at 100 Quality Street in Trumbull
WHY: The Trumbull lawmakers will join fellow volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season
All proceeds will be donated directly to The Salvation Army.

Trumbull Legislators going on Listening Tour

Posted on December 3, 2018 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL- Trumbull State Reps. Laura Devlin (R-134), David Rutigliano (R-123) and Ben McGorty (R-122) will be hosting four separate ‘Legislative Listening Sessions’ over the coming weeks. The listening sessions are free and all Trumbull residents are encouraged to attend.

The specific dates and details of each session are listed below:

  • Saturday, January 5, 10:00am-11:00am at Best Edibles on 4235 Madison Avenue.
  • Thursday, January 10, 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Trumbull Town Hall on 5866 Main Street in the Nichols Room.
  • Tuesday, January 15, 8:00am-9:00am Bruegger’s Bagels at 900 C, White Plains Road.
  • Thursday, January 24, 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Trumbull Town Hall on 5866 Main Street in the Nichols Room.

The three state representatives, who together represent the town of Trumbull in the CT House of Representatives, want to hear from their constituents, encourage them to join their legislators and talk about any issues, questions or concerns related to state government. The deadline for individual legislators to propose bills is January 18th; residents are encouraged to bring their ideas forward for possible consideration.

The 2019 Legislative Session begins on January 9th.

Reps. Rutigliano, Devlin and McGorty always have an open door policy and if you are unable to attend any of the four Legislative Listening Sessions listed above, you can reach them by calling 1-800-842-1423 or email their offices’ at Laura.Devlin@housegop.ct.gov, Dave.Rutigliano@housegop.ct.gov, Ben.McGorty@housegop.ct.gov.

For updates on future coffees or legislative information please visit their legislative websites at www.repdevlin.com, www.reprutigliano.com, www.repmcgorty.com and sign-up for their newsletters.

 

Rep. Laura Devlin: Heat Kills’ Signs goes up in Trumbull

Posted on August 8, 2018 by jdooley


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 Brings Safety Awareness to Community

TRUMBULL – State Reps. Laura Devlin (R-134), David Rutigliano (R-123) and Ben McGorty (R-122) along with Trumbull First Selectwoman Vicki Tesoro, the Trumbull Police Department and Trumbull Public Works Department, the Stop and Shop management team and members of Trumbull Animal Group (TAG) were present for the unveiling of the newest ‘Heat Kills – If you love ’em, don’t leave ’em’ awareness program sign installed at the entrance to the Stop and Shop Plaza off of Quality Road.

Last summer, the Trumbull State Representatives kicked this Public Safety Awareness Program to remind residents about the dangers of leaving children and animals in cars. The goal is recruit businesses throughout Trumbull put up signage and window stickers to spread the word about keeping children and animals safe.

Within the last week, Rep. Devlin has received word from the Westfield Mall in Trumbull that they will also display ‘Heat Kills’ signage in the mall parking lot.

Rep. Devlin said, “These ‘Heat Kills – If you love ’em, don’t leave ’em’ signs and stickers give people an easy way to call the Trumbull police if they see a child or pet in a hot car while they are out around town. I want to thank Stop and Shop for participating in this awareness program.”

‘This is great community program that will save lives. I ask anyone out there to use their good judgment and protect the welfare of your children and pets,” said Rep. Rutigliano.

First Selectwoman Vicki Tesoro said, “This is an important public service program for the Town of Trumbull sponsored by our State Representatives and I support any initiative that helps keep our children and pets safe.”

 

McGorty said, “I will continue to work with my colleagues to recruit businesses to put signs and stickers at their businesses as a public safety reminder.”

All three legislators said they supported a bill this legislative session which gives immunity to any ‘Good Samaritan’ who enters the car by force and protects the ‘Good Samaritan’ against any potential civil damages or criminal penalties when rendering aid.

State Rep. Devlin Opposes Gov. Malloy Tolls Study

Posted on July 17, 2018 by jdooley


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Today, Governor Malloy determined that he is the only branch of government that matters and has thwarted the will of the state legislature and the people of Connecticut.

During the last session, the pro-tolls forces lacked the necessary votes in the General Assembly to push through a tolls plan or a proposal to study tolls which would lead to implementation.

So instead Governor Malloy today used his executive power today to call on CT DOT to study implementing tolls in CT and using $10 million in taxpayers dollars to do it. He plans to borrow the $10 million.

I call on the State Bond Commission which meets on July 25th to reject this request for toll study funds.

A governor with 5 months left in office should not be permitted to make a $10 million appropriation that the legislature has already rejected.