Posted on May 13, 2019 by admin
State Representatives Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) and Craig Fishbein (R-90), in cooperation with American Legion R.A. Storrs Post #92, encourage residents to honorably retire any worn American flags during a flag collection drive.
The collection drive begins on Thursday, May 30th and will run until Thursday, June 13th. A drop-off box is located inside the Cheshire Town Hall, located at 84 Main Street.
Collected flags will be brought to the American Legion Post for dignified disposal during a proper retirement…
Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin
Opposes Rapid Increase in State Minimum Wage
After 14 hours of debate in the House that began at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night, and ended Thursday afternoon at 12:05 p.m., after also voting on various proposed amendments to the same, State Representative State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) voted against an anti-business proposal to raise the state minimum wage to $15 within four years.
“The business community has spoken out forcefully against this increase, because they know it will cost more…
Posted on April 25, 2019 by admin
Democrats who control the legislature have spent three months promoting their desire to bring tolls back to Connecticut’s highways, acting as though it’s the only solution to fund improvements to Connecticut’s roads and bridges. They passed three tolls-related bills out of the Transportation Committee, and we await the result of their efforts to meld those bills into one final piece of legislation.
Meanwhile, I’ve advocated for an alternative called Prioritize Progress, and this Senate and House…
Posted on April 24, 2019 by admin
State Representatives Craig Fishbein (R-90) and Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) invited state Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, ranking members of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, to Cheshire for an informational forum on the toll proposals working their way through the legislature this session.
More than 100 concerned citizens filled the Cheshire Town Council Chambers as the legislators broke down each proposal and provided background and figures of each, as they’re currently known. After…
Posted on April 22, 2019 by admin
Once again, Connecticut’s tax burden is among the highest of any state in the nation. Residents in our state need to work longer than residents in 45 other states to pay their local, state and federal tax bills.
Tax Freedom Day is the day each year when the average citizen has earned enough to pay their combined local, state and federal tax bills. National Tax Freedom Day is on April 16!
This year, according to The Tax Foundation, Connecticut’s Tax Freedom Day is April 25, which means we’re tied…
Posted on April 15, 2019 by admin
Rep. Craig Fishbein and State Senator Len Fasano invited Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, ranking members of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, to Wallingford for an informational forum on the toll proposals working their way through the legislature this session.
More than 150 concerned citizens packed into the Robert F. Parisi Town Council Chambers as the legislators broke down each proposal and provided background and figures of each, as they’re currently known. After the Powerpoint…
Posted on April 8, 2019 by admin
Saturday, April 27 is National Drug Take Back Day.
This event is part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by encouraging residents to empty their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. According to the DEA, nationwide, more than 460 tons of unwanted medications were turned in for disposal last year.
If you have unused or unwanted medication pills or patches (unfortunately, collection sites cannot accept liquids, needles…
Posted on April 5, 2019 by admin
In honor of the annual Safe Havens Awareness Day, I would like to, once again, take a moment to recognize how far Connecticut has come in regards to providing support for pregnant women who have long felt they had no where to turn.
The Safe Havens Law helps prevent the crime of neonaticide by allowing anyone to drop off a newborn baby within the first 30 days of life at any hospital emergency room in Connecticut. The person dropping off the baby — whether it’s the infant’s mother, father, grandparents…
Posted on April 4, 2019 by admin
Looking to get a first-hand perspective on the major issues impacting our state, State Representatives Craig Fishbein and Dave Yaccarino toured four North Haven and Wallingford businesses, including manufacturers, sales-based companies and a social services provider.
Despite both being invested in their own small businesses, the legislators were able to meet with owners and managers from Summit Handling Systems, Inc., Sarah, Inc., Connecticut Fresh Food and Produce Market and Holo-Krome Inc. Though…
Posted on April 3, 2019 by admin
During a brief presentation Tuesday morning, State Representatives Craig Fishbein (R-90) and Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) were joined by Rep. Linehan and principal Scott Jeffrey to honor Jake Tierney, for his women’s history month essay on activist Anne Stanback and runner-up Mairead Hall for her essay on former Gov. Ella Grasso.
The Women’s History Month essay contest titled, “Important Women in Connecticut’s History and How Their Contributions to the State and Nation Affect Me,” was organized by Reps.…