Conservative Caucus Objects to Waste of Taxpayer Dollars for January Special Session

Posted on January 17, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Conservative Caucus today expressed dismay that Democrat leaders and Governor Lamont are apparently still contemplating a special session to take place as late as the end of January to take up legislation regarding state bonding and adding tolls to Connecticut highways, mere days ahead of the start of the Legislative Session, which begins on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

On January 16, 2020 at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 2020 Legislative Breakfast, Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, were asked about the possibility of the legislature convening in special session for the purpose of passing tolls. Both Democratic leaders stated that they believed that a special session would be called for that purpose, but that it would be just before the start of the regular session.

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Rep. France Hosting Two Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

Posted on January 9, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Mike France (R-42) is hosting two pre-session town hall meetings, one in Ledyard and one in Preston, this month to discuss the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session, which convenes February 5th. Rep. France is looking forward to answering your questions concerning state government and the new taxes we are facing here in Connecticut.

LEDYARD

WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 3020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ledyard Town Hall Annex, 741 Colonel Ledyard Highway

PRESTON

WHEN:

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Coffee and Conversation With State Rep. Mike France

Posted on January 9, 2020 by admin


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LEDYARD — State Representative Mike France (R-42) invites constituents to meet him for a cup of coffee and conversation regarding the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session, which convenes February 5th. Rep. France is looking forward to answering your questions concerning state government and the new taxes we are facing here in Connecticut.

WHEN: Friday, January 31, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Mitzi’s Coffee & Crepes, 39 Kings Highway, Gales Ferry

This event is free and open to the public.

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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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