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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