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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House and Senate Republicans Offer Free Market Alternative to Big Government FML Program

Posted on June 3, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – During hours-long debate on paid family and medical leave legislation, the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus proposed, on behalf of the entire Republican caucus, an alternative that would provide important medical leave coverage for families without burdening individual taxpayers with a mandatory new payroll tax.

Unfortunately, the measure was defeated on a mostly party-line vote of 84-61.

Instead, the Democrat plan for paid family and medical leave that passed the House mandates employers offer up to 12 weeks of paid leave to their employees with a maximum benefit of 60 times minimum wage, which is currently $606 per week. To fund the program, virtually all employees will be compelled to pay one-half of one per cent of their gross earnings into a new state-run fund, whether they intend to ever take the leave or not. The payout is tied to federal benchmarks so the amount paid to employees taking leave will increase automatically when those benchmarks rise.

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Rep. France Collecting American Flags in Need of Retirement

Posted on May 30, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Mike France (R-42), a U.S. Navy Veteran, is holding a flag drive from May 31st to June 14th, during which constituents can drop off worn and damaged American Flags to be properly and honorably disposed of.

WHEN: May 31 – June 14, 2019

DROP-OFF BOXES WILL BE LOCATED AT:

Ledyard Town Hall
741 Colonel Ledyard Highway

Preston Town Hall
389 Route 2

The ceremony for disposal of unserviceable flags will be held by the American Legion Post 112 in Uncasville.

According to the

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Transfer Station Conversations With State Rep. Mike France

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Mike France (R-42) will be at the Preston Transfer Station on Saturday, June 8th to make himself available to constituents to answer your questions concerning major issues of the 2019 Legislative Session, which ends on June 5th.

WHEN: Saturday, June 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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

“There were a number of bills making significant policy changes that were debated and passed this year,” said Rep. France. “Please

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Rep. France Argues for Referral of Voter Registration Bill to the GAE Committee

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – As Ranking Member of the Government Administration & Elections (GAE) Committee, State Representative Mike France (R-42) was stunned that a bill making substantial changes to the voter registration process was brought before the House of Representatives on Tuesday without first being approved by the GAE Committee, which has sole cognizance over all election statutes.

House Bill (H.B.) 5844, An Act Requiring Housing Authorities to Provide Voter Registration Applications to Prospective Tenants, received a public hearing in the Housing Committee on February 7th, was voted out of committee on March 7th and then was tabled for the House Calendar by the Legislative Commissioners’ Office on March 28th; but it did not receive further legislative consideration before coming to the House for a vote.

“Not to take anything away from the fine work done by the Housing Committee, but election law is not something that is within their area of expertise,” said Rep. France. “I have great concern that this bill did not come before the GAE Committee, which has cognizance over all voter registration matters. In addition, colleagues stated that there was discussion during the committee meeting during which the Housing Committee Chair made a commitment that the bill would be referred to GAE, but unfortunately this was not done.”

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