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POSTPONED DUE to Weather!!! – Rep. Fishbein to Help Distribute Free Fresh Produce to Local Families

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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Unfortunately, due to the recent storm the trucks will be unable to deliver tomorrow morning. As soon as an alternate date is announced it will be posted here.  Apologies for the inconvenience

 

State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) today announced that a Farmers to Family Food Box event will take place on Friday, August 7, at the Connecticut Sportsplex in North Branford.

Rep. Fishbein, who serves Cheshire and Wallingford’s 90th District, encourages constituents, and anyone in need, to make the

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 4, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Electricity cost increases

Posted on July 28, 2020 by admin


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Many of my constituents in Cheshire have reached out to my office with complaints about recent increases for electricity, charged by Eversource.

In October of 2017, the legislature passed PA 17-3 in special session to enable the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to procure up to 12.3 million kWh annually from certain zero-carbon generating sources, including nuclear. Proponents argued that this bill was necessary to prevent the closure of the Millstone nuclear power plant.

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DOL Changes UE Procedures to Prevent Fraud

Posted on July 23, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

The CT Department of Labor sent the following information regarding the processing of unemployment benefit claims:

The new federal unemployment benefits programs have triggered increased criminal attacks against labor departments across the country. In an ongoing attempt to prevent fraud in Connecticut’s unemployment system, the CT Department of Labor is implementing important changes to how we disburse unemployment benefits. This may result in newly-approved applicants receiving

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Governor Lamont expands travel advisory; mandates self-quarantine

Posted on July 22, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

Last night, Governor Lamont expanded the state’s travel advisory to 31 states and announced Executive Order 7III that mandates visitors from those states with high COVID-19 infection rates to self-quarantine or face a $1,000 fine.

Executive Order No. 7III enacts the following provisions:

  • Repeal of advisory self-quarantine: Repeals Executive Order No. 7BBB, Section 1.
  • Mandatory self-quarantine for travelers from states with high COVID-19 infection levels: Implements a mandatory

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Updated DOL Info – NEW contact numbers

Posted on July 17, 2020 by admin


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Due to the pandemic, the Connecticut Department of Labor has been working to process a record number of unemployment claims, reduce wait times and system backlogs and provide much-needed assistance to struggling Connecticut workers.

Recently, the department announced that a new customer contact center is open and operational, and there’s a new, virtual assistant option for online assistance. The department also announced an updated website and contact numbers for those making claims.

NEW DOL Consumer

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Update: Executive Orders 7GGG and 7HHH, updated travel advisory

Posted on July 16, 2020 by admin


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Friends and Neighbors,

I just wanted to let you know that Governor Lamont recently announced several Executive Orders and other protective measures, including an expansion of the state’s travel advisory which now includes 22 states.

Issued Monday, July 13th, Executive Order No. 7GGG enacted the following provisions:

  • Authorization for temporary rental housing program: Authorizes the creation of a rental housing assistance program Governor Lamont announced late last month.
  • Temporary mortgage relief

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Judiciary Committee Listening Session on Police Accountability

Posted on July 15, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee is holding a virtual listening session regarding LCO #3471 An Act Concerning Police Accountability on Friday, July 17, 2020. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members regarding this important proposed legislation.

The session will start at 10 a.m. on Friday and end no later than 10 p.m. The entire session will be televised live or on-demand on the Connecticut Network

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OPINION: Representative Government … Of the People, By the People, For the People

Posted on July 12, 2020 by admin


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Issued by the following members of the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus: Rep. Mike France, Chair (R-42); Rep. Craig Fishbein, Vice Chair (R-90); Rep. Anne Dauphinais, Secretary (R-44); Rep. David T. Wilson, Treasurer (R-66); Rep. Tim Ackert (R-8); Rep. Brian Lanoue (R-45); Rep. Rick Hayes (R-51); Rep. John Piscopo (R-76); Rep. Joe Poletta (R-68); Rep. John Fusco (R-81); and Rep. Vincent Candelora (R-86)

In a representative form of government, there is a well-established process for

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Tax Deadlines Approaching

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin


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On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in order to align with federal changes, the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) extended filing and payment deadlines for certain state tax returns. The impacted Connecticut returns and the associated filing dates and payment deadlines are set forth in the table and link below.

**It is unclear if these deadlines will be extended again**

Please consult the table to make sure you don’t miss an important deadline.

More information is available on the DRS website:

https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/COVID19/DRS-COVID-19-Response-FAQ

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