Rep. Floren Says There are Better Alternatives to Tolls

Posted on January 23, 2020 by admin


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“State Rep. Livvy Floren, R-149, opposes tolls. She said another $100 million could be re-allocated from existing state bonding authorizations for transportation projects in the next two years. ‘It can be done — we don’t have to raid any funds whatsoever,’ said Floren, the sole Republican representing Stamford in the state legislature. ‘I believe we just don’t need the tolls.'”

Click here to read the full article by Paul Schott in the Stamford Advocate.

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New Laws Effective January 1, 2020

Posted on January 2, 2020 by admin


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Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season shared with family and friends. Now that 2020 has arrived, there are tax changes and new laws that I would like to bring to your attention.

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Below are the tax changes to expect. These were included in the most recent state budget, which I voted against.

  • Dry Cleaning – Expands existing state sales tax rate to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Expands existing state sales tax rate to parking
  • Interior Design

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Rep. Floren Discusses Environmental Policy on WSHU – December 4, 2019

Posted on December 5, 2019 by admin


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CT State Representative Livvy Floren (R-Greenwich, Stamford) joined State Senator Tony Hwang (R-Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston, Westport), and State Representative Jesse MacLachlan (R-Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook) on WSHU to discuss their Environmental Scorecards from the CT League of Conservation Voters as well as their thoughts on various environmental issues facing the state. The legislators discussed protecting natural resources through a state land conveyance program to municipalities,

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Rep. Floren Cuts Ribbon on Newly Remodeled Lake Ave. Bridge

Posted on November 15, 2019 by admin


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State Representatives Livvy Floren (R-149) and (First Selectman-Elect) Fred Camillo (R-151), cut the ribbon on the newly remodeled Lake Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Greenwich. The bridge has been offline since the end of June when an 8+ mile detour was put in place to divert traffic. Construction included replacement of steal beams and restoration of the original ornamental grill work. The project was completed ahead of schedule.

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Rep. Floren Hosts Community Discussion on Youth Vaping

Posted on October 29, 2019 by admin


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GREENWICH – State Representative Livvy Floren (R-149) hosted a discussion on youth vaping on Monday, October 28th, 2019 at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. Joining the representative were the following panelists:

Bobby Walker, Boys & Girls Club CEO – Mr. Walker has spent over 20 years working with young people as an educator, administrator, and coach. He was chosen to lead the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich as its chief executive officer in July of 2014.

 

Officer Fred Reisch, Greenwich

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Veterans Day Celebrations 2019: Greenwich & Stamford

Posted on October 24, 2019 by admin


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Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th, is a time to honor and thank the brave service men and women who fought to defend our country and our freedoms. Please join me at the following special events:

Friday, November 1st – Friday, November 8th, 2019

  • On various days and at various times between 11/1 and 11/8, elementary and middle public schools in Greenwich and Stamford will host appreciation assemblies and classroom presentations with area veterans.

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Discussion on Youth Vaping – Monday, October 28

Posted on October 22, 2019 by admin


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GREENWICH – Join State Representative Livvy Floren (R- Greenwich, Stamford) along with a panel of local and state leaders, medical experts and other stakeholders to learn about the dangers of youth vaping, its impact on our schools and community, and more.

When: Monday, October 28th, 2019

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Greenwich Boys & Girls Club – Aduitorium

4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich, CT

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. This event is free and open to the public.

Preparing for the Inevitable “Food Fight”

Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin


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By State Representative Livvy Floren

149th District – Greenwich & Stamford

Whether you are a college student working two jobs to pay tuition, a young professional trying to balance parenthood and a high-demand career or a senior living on a fixed income, picking up a prepared meal at the local grocery store may be a saving grace during the week, especially when time is limited. Unfortunately, this popular go-to option for millions across our state will become more expensive in the coming weeks.

Beginning

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Promises Made, Promises Kept

Posted on July 16, 2019 by admin


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Opinion by Rep. Livvy Floren

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

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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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