State Representative Doug Dubitsky to Host Legislative Town Hall

Posted on September 17, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – State Representatives Doug Dubitsky (R-47) will be holding a Legislative Town Hall Meeting at the Lebanon Community Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Representative Dubitsky will discuss any items addressed during the 2018 legislative session along with any state-wide issues that are important to the residents of Lebanon and the surrounding region.

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018
From 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lebanon Community Center
(Upstairs Meeting Area)
872 Trumbull Highway (Route 87), Lebanon

These events are free of charge and open to the public. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Representative Dubitsky, please call 1-800-842-1423 or email him at Doug.Dubitsky@housegop.ct.gov.

Please check Representative Dubitsky’s website for any cancellations prior to the scheduled meeting date.

State Representative Doug Dubitsky to Host Legislative Town Hall

Posted on September 17, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – State Representatives Doug Dubitsky (R-47) will be holding a Legislative Town Hall Meeting at the Lebanon Community Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Representative Dubitsky will discuss any items addressed during the 2018 legislative session along with any state-wide issues that are important to the residents of Lebanon and the surrounding region.

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018
From 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lebanon Community Center
(Upstairs Meeting Area)
872 Trumbull Highway (Route 87), Lebanon

These events are free of charge and open to the public. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Representative Dubitsky, please call 1-800-842-1423 or email him at Doug.Dubitsky@housegop.ct.gov.

Please check Representative Dubitsky’s website for any cancellations prior to the scheduled meeting date.

Rep. Doug Dubitsky Joins Legislative Colleagues in Saying Goodbye to Local Board

Posted on September 4, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – State Representatives Doug Dubitsky (R-47) and Kathleen McCarty (R-38) were joined by fellow Democrat Senator Cathy Osten (D-19) and House member Kevin Ryan (D-139) late last month to say goodbye to the Eastern Regional Mental Health Board (ERMHB) as their contract with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) came to an end.

Despite the official partnership between ERMHB and DMHAS concluding on February 23rd, 2018, the board met with the attending lawmakers at the Southeastern Mental Health Authority’s facility in Norwich for one final time on Thursday, August 9th to celebrate their many accomplishments over the last 43 years together.

“I want to sincerely thank the members of the Eastern Regional Mental Health Board for their many years of dedicated service to help those with mental health issues,” Rep. Dubitsky said. “Although it is sad to see the board go, I am grateful for the great work it has done for so many people over the years, and know that its members will continue their invaluable service in other capacities.”

ERMHB is a non-profit planning and evaluation agency for Connecticut state-funded mental health programs that serves 39 towns in Eastern Connecticut. According to ERMHB, their goal is “to promote the recovery of people with severe and persistent mental illnesses by evaluating existing and proposed state funded mental health programs and services under state mandate (CGS 17a 463-464) and by educating the public about mental health and illness.”

The Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations in region III will now absorb ERMHB and all of its functions.

(L-R) Senator Cathy Osten, Deborah Walker, Acting Director of the ERMHB , State Representative Kathleen McCarty, State Representative Doug Dubitsky, State Representative Kevin Ryan,  Kati Mapa, Former Executive Director, and ERMHB President, Howard Beatman.

 

State Reps Dubitsky, Skulczyck, and Boyd to Hold Legislative Update

Posted on August 30, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – State Representatives Doug Dubitsky (R-47), Kevin Skulczyck (R-45) and Pat Boyd (D-50) will be co-hosting a Legislative Town Hall Meeting at the Hampton Town Hall on Thursday, September 6th, 2018.

The representatives will discuss issues addressed during the 2018 legislative session along with any state-wide issues that are important to the residents of Hampton and the surrounding region.

WHEN: Thursday, September 6th, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hampton Town Hall (Downstairs), 164 Main Street, Hampton

These events are free of charge and open to the public. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Representative Dubitsky or Rep. Skulczyck, please call 1-800-842-1423 or email them at Doug.Dubitsky@housegop.ct.gov or Kevin.Skulczyck@housegop.ct.gov. For Rep. Boyd call (800) 842-8267 or email him at Pat.Boyd@cga.ct.gov.

Please check your representative’s website for any cancellations prior to the scheduled meeting date.

 

Tax Free Week – August 19th through August 25th

Posted on August 13, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

With the start of the school year right around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 19th until Saturday, August 25th.

This week-long event exempts certain clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item from Connecticut’s 6.35% sales tax. Since sales tax is calculated after all coupons or discounts are applied, if the final price is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes.

Clothing and footwear under $100 put on layaway are also tax-free.

Additionally, new and used college textbooks are exempt from the state 6.35% sales tax for students who present a valid college ID at the time of purchase.

Tax Free Week, which runs from the third Sunday in August until the following Saturday, was first enacted in 2000. It applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for standard everyday use.

Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to:

Clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities: Football cleats, boots for fishing, hiking, skiing,wet suits, helmets, headbands, etc.

Accessories: Jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, and watches.

Ask your local clothing and footwear retailers or visit The Department of Revenue Services website here for a full list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.

State Representative Doug Dubitsky to Host a Series of Legislative Updates

Posted on July 30, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – State Representative Doug Dubitsky (R-47) will be holding a set of Coffee Hours in August at the Canterbury American Grill and Pine Acres Family Restaurant.

Rep. Dubitsky will discuss any major issues that occurred during the 2018 legislative session along with any state-wide issues that are important to the residents of Canterbury and Chaplin.

WHEN: Saturday, August 11th from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Canterbury American Grill, 180 Westminster Rd. (Route 14), Canterbury.

WHEN: Saturday, August 18th from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Pine Acres Family Restaurant, 250 Willimantic Rd. (Route 6), Chaplin.

(more…)

State Rep. Doug Dubitsky at School Safety Working Group Meeting

Posted on July 24, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail


Today we had a meeting of the General Assembly’s School Safety Working Group. Retired Enfield Police Chief, Carl Sferrazza was on hand to answer questions about the security program Enfield implemented and the steps they took to increase school safety throughout their school district.

State Rep. Doug Dubitsky Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on July 13, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – State Representative Doug Dubitsky (R-47) has earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives for 2018.

Each year, the House Clerk’s Office releases the data on members’ votes during the Regular Session. Achieving perfect attendance is quite difficult, with only 20% of legislators able to do so in any given year.

“I take very seriously my duty to the people I represent. While unforeseen circumstances and commitments away from the House Chamber may make casting every single vote impossible, I was fortunate to have been able to juggle my legislative obligations to allow me to vote on every available bill this year,” Rep. Dubitsky said.

Rep. Dubitsky represents the towns of Canterbury, Chaplin, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Lisbon, Norwich, Scotland, and Sprague in the General Assembly. He is also a member of the legislature’s Environment, Judiciary, and Planning & Development Committees.

For an overview of important legislation addressed in the 2018 legislative session visit the Office of Legislative Research website: www.cga.ct.gov/olr.

The next regular session of the legislature will convene in January, 2019.

State Rep. Doug Dubitsky Fights for Predictability in State Education Funding

Posted on June 29, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Click Image to Watch Video

State Rep. Doug Dubitsky (R-47) speaks on the House floor during a special veto session on HB-5171, An Act Prohibiting the Executive Branch from Making Rescissions or Other Reductions to the Education Cost Sharing Grant During the Fiscal Year. The bill, recently vetoed by the governor, received the two-thirds majority in the House but failed to receive the required votes in the Senate to override the veto.

State Rep. Doug Dubitsky Hosting a District-Wide Collection of Worn and Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on May 16, 2018 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

HARTFORD – State Representative Doug Dubitsky (R-47) encourages residents to ‘Retire Your Worn American Flags’ at two drop off locations within the 47th District. Flags will be collected from Friday, May 18th until Flag Day, Wednesday, June 13th.

District-wide drop-off locations include:

  • Canterbury Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive.
  • Franklin Town Hall, 7 Meetinghouse Hill Road.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and Rep. Dubitsky and a local American Legion are offering this service free of charge.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact his office at 800-842-1423 or Doug.Dubitsky@housegop.ct.gov.