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State Rep. Robin Green to Host a Legislative Recap For Seniors

Posted on July 30, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) will be holding a Legislative Recap for Hebron seniors in August at the Senior Center.

Rep. Green will use this forum to discuss the 2018 Legislative Session along with any other state-wide issues that are important to the seniors of Hebron.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 15th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hebron Senior Center, 14 Stonecroft Dr., Hebron

This event is free of charge and open to the public. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Representative Green, please call 1-800-842-1423 or email her at Robin.Green@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

Please check your representative’s website for any cancellations prior to the scheduled meeting date.

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Rep. Green represents the 55th district, including the towns of Andover, Bolton, Hebron, and Marlborough.

Rep. Green Discusses Preservation and Environmental Topics on Tour of Bolton Lake

Posted on July 26, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – In conjunction with Connecticut Lake Awareness Week, State Representative Robin Green (R-55) spent an evening on a guided pontoon boat tour of Bolton Lake.

The Bolton Lake system is made up of three freshwater lakes; Upper Bolton Lake, Middle Bolton Lake, and Lower Bolton Lake. In total, the lake system encompasses approximately 2,000 acres between the towns of Bolton, Vernon, Tolland, and Coventry.

“I want to thank the Friends of Bolton Lake for the tour and for sharing your beautiful lake with me,” Rep. Green said. “About six years ago, it was plagued with a green pea like fungus which covered most of the lake, but thanks to the help from the Friends of Bolton Lake and a state grant they were able to clear the lake of this invasive species.”

Rep. Green sits alongside Shelly Jewell, President of the Friends of Bolton Lake Association, during her tour of Bolton Lake.

Rep. Green met up with Peter VanDine, Science Committee Director, Shelly Jewell, President of the Friends of Bolton Lake Association, Secretary, Leona Crosskey her husband Bill.

According to The Friends of Bolton Lakes (FBL), a 150 member non-profit organization, their goal is to protect and enhance the ecological health of the watershed and its surround areas. Since inception in 2013, the group has helped provide remediation of the lower lake, collaborated with state and local towns to monitor winter drawdowns, hosted community forums, and created a science committee to gather water quality and chemistry data.

Tuesday’s tour was scheduled to take place during Lake Awareness Week, but ultimately had to be postponed due to inclement weather.

Rep. Green Signs Petition to Fight Against 10M Toll Study

Posted on July 25, 2018 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – The Special State Bonding Commission met today and approved a funding request submitted by Governor Malloy via executive order for a $10 million dollar feasibility study for the purpose of implementing tolls.

The only two Republican Bond Commission members voted against the $10 million expenditure. State Comptroller, Kevin P. Lembo, was the only other member to vote against this request.

“It is very disappointing and concerning how Governor Malloy on his way out has no concerns for the current budget crisis Connecticut is currently facing,” Rep. Green said. “The budget crisis is real and the road we are heading down is not a good one for the taxpayers of Connecticut.”

Representative Green joined her fellow Republican representatives have signed petitions to send to the Secretary of the State in order to request the General Assembly meet for a “special session for the purpose of prohibiting the expenditure of taxpayer funds to study and evaluate the establishment of tolls in Connecticut.”

Per the Governor’s executive order for a toll study request, DOT would conduct the following:

  • Prepare a comprehensive assessment for possible electronic tolling on I-95, I-91, I-84, the Wilbur Cross Parkway, the Merritt Parkway, and any other limited access highways as determined by the DOT Commissioner, which includes potential toll monitoring and specifies proposed toll charges;
  • Explore potential ways to provide discounts, tax credits, or other value-pricing options to Connecticut residents while ensuring out-of-state drivers contribute their fair share;
  • Explore plans that could reduce motor vehicle fuel taxes; and
  • Study the environmental impacts of electronic tolling systems.

“As a state representative, we have an obligation to stand up for the nearly 22,000 people who live in our communities, and this decision eliminates that right,” Green said.

As chairman of the commission, Gov. Malloy has the discretion to determine which items are included in any boding meeting. It was a forgone conclusion that this study would be one of the items included in today’s agenda.