Transportation Committee Leadership and Local Lawmakers to Host Toll Forum

Posted on February 21, 2019 by jpheasant


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NORWICH – State Representative Doug Dubitsky (R-47) in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134), House and Senate Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee are inviting the public to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: Norwich City Hall (Room 335), 100 Broadway, Norwich

WHEN: Wednesday, February 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Investing in and improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure is a priority among all lawmakers.

With the Governor’s recent budget address including more than fifty tolls expected on all major highways across the state, this event will allow area residents to share their concerns, get their questions answered, and discuss potential alternatives.

For additional information or questions, contact Representative Doug Dubitsky’s office at (800) 842-1423, or email him at Doug.Dubitsky@housegop.ct.gov.

State Rep. Doug Dubitsky Opposes Attack on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Posted on February 15, 2019 by jpheasant


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Eastern Connecticut Lawmakers Join Fight to Prevent Closure or Consolidation of QVCC

Posted on January 30, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Doug Dubitsky (R-47), Anne Dauphinias (R-44), and Rick Hayes (R-51) are a part of a Republican drafted bill that would seek to prohibit the merger or closure of an institution within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities without the review and approval of the General Assembly.

HB6474, AN ACT CONCERNING THE MERGER OR CLOSURE OF INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, seeks to remove the power for school consolidation and closing across the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities from the CT Board of Regents for Higher Education without legislative review and input.

“It’s only appropriate for a decision as far reaching as closing state colleges and universities to allow the legislature to be involved in the decision. We wouldn’t want unelected bureaucrats to make these decisions. The General Assembly is accountable to the people we represent,” said Rep. Dubitsky.

“I couldn’t be more committed to protecting QVCC and I will continue to monitor bills that affect our communities and will work hard for the people of Putnam, Thompson, and Killingly,” said Rep. Hayes.

State Rep. Dauphinais said that she has heard from several people affiliated with QVCC who have expressed serious concern over the future of the school.

“We wanted to be a part of this bill to allow our voices and those of the communities we serve to be heard and to protect the great work QVCC has done in educating people in northeast Connecticut,” Rep. Dauphinais said.

QVCC has one of the largest endowments in the community college system. These endowments help fund scholarships and programs for the school. The future of these endowments should the Board of Regents seek to consolidate schools would be in doubt

State Representatives will be able to track and offer input during the legislative process. They will also be able to alert the public of the progress and opportunities for the public to offer comment on this legislation.

The bill currently sits in the Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee awaiting review and debate.

Rep. Doug Dubitsky – Featured in the Hartford Courant

Posted on January 24, 2019 by jpheasant


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State Reps Doug Dubitsky and Brian Lanoue to Host Lisbon Coffee Hours

Posted on January 24, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORDState Representatives Doug Dubitsky (R-47) and Brian Lanoue (R-45) will be holding a joint legislative meeting in Lisbon at Just Breakfast and Things on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.

Representatives Dubitsky and Lanoue will discuss any items addressed during the 2019 legislative session along with any state-wide issues that are important to the residents of Lisbon and the surrounding region.

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Rep. Doug Dubitsky – Featured in Norwich Bulletin

Posted on January 11, 2019 by jpheasant


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State Representative Doug Dubitsky to Host Legislative Town Hall

Posted on September 17, 2018 by jpheasant


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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


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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


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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


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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.