Protecting and Advancing Women’s Rights is a Bipartisan Issue

Posted on June 11, 2019 by admin


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Opinion by State Rep. Livvy Floren

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

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State Rep. Floren Votes Against Democrats’ Budget, Tax Increases

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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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

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“Ask Livvy” – Episode 2 – End-of-Session Wrap-Up

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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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,

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“Ask Livvy” – Episode 1 – Climate Change Legislation

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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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.

 

Reps. Floren, House Republicans Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, Passage of 19th Amendment

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORDState 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

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Opinion by Rep. Floren – Balancing Fairness and Affordability

Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin


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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

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Rep. Floren Speaks to the Importance of Water Safety Education & Awareness

Posted on May 8, 2019 by admin


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Water Safety Day at the Capitol

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

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Reps. Floren, Camillo Will Host Informational Tolls Forum

Posted on May 1, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORDState 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

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Informational Tolls Forum Hosted by State Rep. Livvy Floren and Fred Camillo

Posted on April 26, 2019 by admin


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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

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Rep. Floren Shows Support for Connecticut Residents Living with Autism

Posted on April 17, 2019 by admin


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Rep. Floren attended Autism Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 17 where she met with several members of Autism Speaks, as well as Greenwich residents Lynn and Karl Arezzini. The General Assembly has passed several bills over the years aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals living with intellectual and development disorders in areas relating to housing, education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. Thousands of residents across the state live with Autism, and Rep. Floren

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