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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Four Opportunities in September to Meet with Local State Legislators

Posted on August 23, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Mike France (R-42) is hosting four different events next month, including two with State Senator Heather Somers (R-18), to allow constituents to meet with him to discuss new laws that recently went into effect, as well as any other state issues, that may impact residents of the 42nd district.

COFFEE HOUR
Who: Rep. France
When: Tuesday, September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Mitzi’s Coffee, 39 Kings Hwy, Gales Ferry

PIZZA AND POLITICS
Who: Rep. France and

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Home Energy Solutions Information

Posted on August 22, 2019 by admin


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Windows, doors, and electrical outlets are all common areas for your cool/warm air to escape, causing air conditioner units and heaters to work harder and increase your energy usage. Weatherizing can help keep energy use down without sacrificing comfort.

Please know that Eversource offers a low-cost in-home assessment service, called Home Energy Solutions, that includes weatherization.

During the in-home visit, authorized contractors make on-the-spot energy improvements, such as:

CBIA Gives Rep. France Perfect Score

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


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Connecticut’s largest business organization recently honored State Representative Mike France (R-42) for achieving a perfect score for votes taken on key bills identified as impacting Connecticut’s economic competitiveness and business climate during the 2019 legislative session.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s positions on 10 important policies. The bills all affect job creation, small business

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Transfer Station Conversations With State Rep. Mike France

Posted on July 23, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Mike France (R-42) will be at the Preston Transfer Station on Saturday, August 10th to meet with constituents and discuss the 2019 Legislative Session and answer any questions concerning what’s currently happening up in Hartford. Constituents can stop by any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for one-on-one conversations.

WHEN: Saturday, August 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

This event is free and open

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Rep. France Hosting Two Post-Session Town Hall Meetings

Posted on June 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Mike France (R-Ledyard) invites constituents to meet with him at either the Ledyard Town Hall or the Preston Public Library to discuss the 2019 Legislative Session, which concluded on June 5th. Rep. France will be going over, and answering questions on, major issues such as the new biennial budget, the minimum wage hike, paid family and medical leave and tolls.

Ledyard

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Ledyard Town Hall Annex
741 Colonel Ledyard Highway,

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