Posted on July 16, 2019 by admin
You’ve heard it before; Connecticut is an expensive place to call home. For the thousands of retirees in our state, this is especially true as retirement income has been subject to taxation. As a result, many have left for more tax friendly states such as Florida.
In 2017, the General Assembly passed PA 17-2, the 2018-2019 Budget. Included in this budget was a Republican proposal which expanded the income tax exemption for pension, Social Security and annuity earnings…
Posted on June 11, 2019 by admin
On June 5th, my colleagues and I welcomed the end of a contentious 2019 session headlined by the state budget, a $15 minimum wage, a half percent payroll tax for a state-run paid family and medical leave program, an ongoing tolls debate, and more.
Despite the endless policy discussions in the committee rooms and legislative chambers, there were moments of bipartisan celebration such as the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women…
Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – On Tuesday, State Representative Livvy Floren (R-Greenwich, Stamford) voted against the Democrats’ proposed 2020-2021 biennial state budget. She was joined in her opposition by all members of the House Republican caucus along with five members of the majority party for a final vote of 86-65. The Senate adopted the budget a day later, also without a single Republican vote.
Republicans offered several amendments in an attempt to improve the budget bill and avoid what would inevitably become…
Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin
After five long months of committee meetings, public hearings and floor debates, the 2019 session will come to an end at midnight tonight. This year, the governor and legislative Democrats passed a balanced budget on time and on task. No income or capital gains tax increases were include. Unfortunately, the budget does include taxes on digital downloads, interior designing, dry cleaning, prepared foods, alcohol, car trade-ins, Lyft and Uber rides, and a 1% surcharge on homes sales over $2.5 million,…
Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin
During the final days of the 2019 session, Rep. Floren will be providing periodic updates in her new segment, “Ask Livvy.” In these brief video updates, Rep. Floren will discuss topics that are important to her constituents. In this edition, she discusses climate change as well as her vote on a recent bill, H.B. 7113, which would make it mandatory to begin climate change education by grade five. Please click on the image below to view the video.
Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Livvy Floren (R-149) and fellow House Republicans celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States.
“This is a day of celebration and reflection as we mark 100 years of women suffrage,” said Rep. Floren, a founding member of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus. “The number of women in public office has grown year-after-year, and that is because of the courage and determination of earlier generations…
Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin
As the mother of four children and the grandmother of nine, I know what it takes to rear kids, and I clearly remember the time and energy they require. I’ve also cared for aging loved ones, and have experienced the emotional and physical toll it takes. For those working a fulltime job while trying to balance the responsibilities of parenthood, taking care of an ailing family member, or both, the stress can be overwhelming. I know many can relate, and I’m sure everyone has asked themselves: How can…
Posted on May 8, 2019 by admin
CT State Rep. Livvy Floren (R-Greenwich, Stamford) joined a bipartisan group of legislators at the Capitol on Wednesday, May 8 for Water Safety Awareness Day. Rep. Floren spoke about the importance of water safety education as well as the incredible work of the ZAC Foundation, which was created in memory of a young Greenwich boy, Zachary Cohn, who tragically lost his life in a pool accident. His family now runs the foundation and has successfully educated children…
Posted on May 1, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representatives Livvy Floren (R-149) and Fred Camillo (R-151) will host an informational tolls forum in the Greenwich Town Hall Meeting Room on Monday, May 13th, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Presenting at the forum will be Transportation Committee Ranking Members State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31).
“My motto has always been ‘needs before nice-to-haves.’ Modernizing our transportation infrastructure is a need. Tolls are neither,” Rep. Floren…
Posted on April 26, 2019 by admin
Who: Hosts – State Reps. Livvy Floren (R-149), Fred Camillo (R-151)
Presenters – Transportation Ranking Members State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134), State Sen. Henri Martin (R31)
What: Informational Tolls Forum
Where: Greenwich Town Hall (Meeting Room), 101 Field Point Road
When: Monday, May 13th, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Description: The Ranking Members will give a presentation on the various toll proposals of 2019, which were approved by the committee and may be called for a vote by the full…