Transfer Station Conversations With State Rep. Mike France

Posted on October 2, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Mike France (R-42) will be at the Preston Transfer Station on Saturday, November 16th to meet with constituents and discuss the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session and answer any questions concerning the new taxes that went into effect October 1st. Constituents can stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for one-on-one conversations.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Preston Transfer Station, 108 Ross Road, Preston, CT

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Conservative Caucus Blasts Democrats’ Increase of the Digital Download Tax

Posted on October 1, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Conservative Caucus this week warned residents to prepare for yet another round of Democrat tax increases – this time on goods and services that range from supermarket sandwiches and coffee to digital downloads – contained in the Democrats’ budget that take effect on October 1st.

Instead of streamlining state government, or trying to reduce state spending to balance yet another massive budget deficit, legislative Democrats and Governor Lamont chose once again to soak Connecticut residents by raising taxes on thousands of everyday goods and services. As a result, taxes are slated to go up today on everything from a slice of grocery store pizza to digital entertainment services like Netflix, Hulu and Spotify, among many others. It will even cost more to buy a new car in Connecticut, since the vehicle trade-in fee just increased to $100.

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Conservative Caucus Joins College Republicans to Improve Existing Anti-Discrimination Policies

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – The Conservative Caucus today joined the Connecticut Federation of College Republicans in calling on Connecticut colleges and universities to include political free speech in their anti-discrimination policies.

During a mid-day press conference at the Legislative Office Building, Connecticut Federation of College Republicans Chairman Timothy Anop announced the launch of the “Take Back the First” initiative to encourage universities across the state to incorporate political ideology as a protected class in their school policies, and to prohibit discrimination, retribution and harassment of students based on their political beliefs.

Citing a recent spike in intimidation and threats to college students with traditional conservative views, Anop encouraged Connecticut colleges and universities to update their anti-discrimination policies to fully protect student free speech rights. He said that all 29 Connecticut colleges and universities protect diversity related to race, religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation, yet only seven of those 29 provide any protections for diversity of political thought.

“Colleges and universities, especially those that emphasize liberal arts education, should encourage the free expression and exchange of ideas, not look for ways to limit or eliminate views that don’t perfectly align with another group’s opinion,” Rep. Mike France (R-42), Chairman of the Conservative Caucus, said. “It’s frightening to hear that political discussions and ideas are being throttled, especially on college campuses where freedom of speech, expression and ideas should be sacrosanct. Providing individual protections to include political speech is a natural extension of the First Amendment and was so important to our nation that the founders prominently placed it at the very top of the list.”

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In Light of EEE Deaths, Coalition of Senators and Representatives Ask Governor to Study Spraying Pesticides in Heavily Impacted Areas

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Today, in light of continuing concerns over the spread of the virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a coalition of legislators led by State Senators Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and  Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) addressed a letter to Governor Ned Lamont, requesting for his administration to review and consider selective use of mosquito pesticides in areas with high EEE activity. This week, a second Shoreline resident passed away after contracting EEE; the elected officials believe more could be done to protect the public before the threat fully subsides.

Legislators who signed the letter include State Senators Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) and Heather Somers (R-Groton) and State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-Coventry), Devin Carney (R-Old Saybrook), Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell),  Holly Cheeseman (R-Niantic), Christine Conley (D-Groton), Joe de la Cruz (D-Groton), Mike France (R-Ledyard), Robin Green (R-Marlborough),  Irene Haines (R-East Hampton), Jesse MacLachlan (R-Westbrook), Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford), Anthony Nolan (D-New London),  Linda Orange (D-Colchester), Emmett Riley (D-Norwich), Kate Rotella (D-North Stonington) and Kevin Ryan (D-Montville).

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New “Go CT” App for CTtransit Bus Riders

Posted on September 17, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a new “Go CT” Mobile app in both the Google Play and Apple App stores to extend the capabilities of the Go CT Card by allowing riders to pay their CTtransit or CTfastrak bus fare, as well as see their account balance and transaction history while on the go.

The Go CT Card, an account-based bus fare card introduced last year, allows riders to board faster and automatically receive available fare discounts. They are available at the CTtransit

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