LTTE: Tolls Are Not The Only Answer

Posted on March 29, 2019 by jpheasant


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Last week, majority members of the Transportation Committee voted (party lines) to move three toll related bills out of the committee, seemingly ignoring the overwhelming amount of residents who strongly oppose them.

For several months we have heard that tolls are the only solution to fixing the state’s horrible roads, bridges, and other infrastructure issues.

Yet Senate Bill 407, An Act Concerning the New Britain to Hartford Busway, that would have provided increased transparency regarding the utilization,

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Transportation Committee Leadership and Local Lawmakers to Host Toll Forum

Posted on March 28, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Robin Green (R-55), Irene Haines (R-34), and Christie Carpino (R-32) in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134), Ranking Members of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee are inviting area residents to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: East Hampton High School, 15 North Maple St.
T-Bell Symposium Room
WHEN: Monday, April 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Investing in and improving Connecticut’s

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Gov. Lamont’s Revenue Package Featured in Finance, Revenue and Bonding Public Hearing Friday

Posted on March 14, 2019 by jpheasant


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The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will be holding a public hearing tomorrow (Friday, March 15th) on three significant tax related bills that would have a tremendous impact the residents of Connecticut.

The public hearing begins at 10:30 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave #5100, Hartford.

The three tax bills on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding’s agenda include:

  1. HB. 431:An Act Concerning Property Tax Reform. This bill would create a statewide one mill tax on real

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Rep. Green Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Reading to Preschool Students

Posted on March 12, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the 22nd annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day, State Representative Robin Green (R-55) joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to preschool students at Marlborough Elementary School.

“I had a wonderful time reading to Marlborough Elementary School’s preschools classroom. The children asked great questions and shared their stories on how they related to the story. I am always amazed on just how articulate our

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Rep. Green Co-Sponsors Tax Credit Bill for Businesses who Offer FMLA

Posted on March 7, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORDState Representative Robin Green (R-55) has recently co-sponsored a similar bill to one she introduced last session, designed to provide a tax credit to employers who voluntarily provide paid family and medical leave benefits to their employees in addition to creating a Family and Medical Leave Accounts Program.

“This bill, unlike others being proposed this session, supports businesses around the state by offering incentives instead of taking a one size fits all approach,” Rep. Green said. “Additionally, it doesn’t rely on mandatory reductions to the paychecks of taxpayers in order to fund an account that may or may not become insolvent.”

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Education Public Hearing to Discuss School Consolidation on Friday, March 1st

Posted on February 22, 2019 by jpheasant


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Forced school consolidation is a real distinct possibility now that Governor Lamont has included the plan in his recent budget proposal. Whether you support the idea or not, I would like to encourage you to have your voices heard.

On Friday, March 1st at 1:00 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, the Education Committee will be holding a public hearing to discuss school regionalization among a list of other items.

Do you want your voice to be heard?

If you’d like to attend but are unable

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Letter to the Editor

Posted on February 5, 2019 by jpheasant


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A month into the legislative session, “let’s have a conversation” has been the favored phrase of Democrats who control the state’s purse strings.

Unfortunately, that “conversation” has centered on proposals far afield from what’s needed to get our state’s finances back on track and our economy finally firing. Rarely has that “conversation” turned toward tackling issues driving our state’s biggest problems, such as unfunded pension liabilities. Instead, they’ve used the word to deflect hefty criticism that’s come each time they’ve unveiled ideas they say got them elected.

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Rep. Green Pleased to Welcome Over 100 New Jobs to Marlborough

Posted on January 25, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo: State Representative Robin Green (R-55) and State Senator Cathy Osten (D-19) present a legislative citation to the Big Y management team during their Grand Opening event in Marlborough. The Big Y World Class Market is expected to hire more than 100 full and part-time employees.

Rep. Green Introduces Bill to Protect Educational Funding

Posted on January 22, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – Fighting to protect Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funding from being cut mid-year, State Representative Robin Green (R-55) has introduced a bill that would prevent the executive branch from doing just that.

HB-5172, if implemented, would prohibit the governor from making any recessions or other reductions to ECS
Funding during the fiscal year.

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Electric Rate Increases for Eversource and United Illuminating Customers

Posted on January 17, 2019 by jpheasant


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As you may have heard or read, electric rate increases affecting Eversource and United Illuminating customers went into effect January 1st.

The rate increases were approved last fall by the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA), which operates independent of the legislature and is statutorily charged with providing oversight for the rates and services of Connecticut’s investor owned electricity, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies.

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