Conservative Caucus Responds to Senate Republican Transportation Funding Plan

Posted on December 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – In a letter to Senator Len Fasano this week, the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus commented on the Senate Republican transportation funding plan, Fiscal Accountability & Sustainable Transportation Reform, (FASTR) CT, expressing appreciation for the Senate’s efforts, but stating its belief that no responsible transportation funding plan can be developed without incorporating the results of a financial audit conducted by the State Auditors of Public Accounts (APA) and a process audit conducted by a private consulting company that specializes in auditing large corporations using the standards of the Certified Project Management Professionals or similar.

“We appreciate the significant effort Senate Republicans obviously put into developing a transportation funding plan that not only seeks to provide sustainable funding of the Special Transportation Fund (STF) without tolls, but also proposes to pay down the state’s unfunded pension liability to generate revenue in support of fixing our infrastructure,” Mike France (R-42), chair of the Conservative Caucus wrote.

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Conservative Caucus Blasts Treasurer Wooden for Breach of his Fiduciary Responsibility

Posted on December 5, 2019 by admin


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The Conservative Caucus today came out strongly against plans by the Connecticut State Treasurer to revamp the state’s investment policy regarding companies connected to the civilian firearms industry.

In a Tuesday press conference, Treasurer Shawn Wooden said he intended to reallocate millions of dollars’ worth of state investments away from companies with ties to the firearms industry, ban future investments of state funds with firearms-related companies, and use the power of his office to pressure banks and financial institutions to implement his personal social policies regarding legal firearms manufacturing and sales.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 26, 2019 by admin


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I would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. For me, this was always a weekend of family, food and fellowship. Growing up, we gathered at my grandparent’s home for a progressive dinner through the weekend with neighbors and friends, starting with traditional dinner on Thanksgiving and finishing with turkey soup made from the carcasses on Sunday afternoon. In between was sandwich night on Friday and turkey hash on Saturday, each meal being hosted by a different neighbor.

It is my hope that you will be able to celebrate this uniquely American holiday with family and friends by your side and give thanks for all the gifts we have been blessed with this year.

Also, if you are planning to start shopping for gifts this weekend, please try to shop locally this season and support our small businesses. Saturday, November 30th is the tenth annual nationwide Small Business Saturday. This day is meant to bring attention to the important movement towards small businesses and to support entrepreneurs in our communities. We have a number of great shops and restaurants across Southeastern Connecticut that you can visit.

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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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