North Central Connecticut Legislators Host Informational Forum on Tolls

Posted on April 18, 2019 by admin


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ENFIELD – State Senator John Kissel (R-7) and State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) hosted House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31), to discuss legislation proposed by Governor Lamont and legislative Democrats, and to present an alternative transportation funding plan that does not rely on tolls or tax increases.

The event held at JFK Middle School on Tuesday, April 16th, was co-hosted by State Representatives from across the region; Bill Simanski (R-62), Tami Zawistowski (R-61), Kurt Vail (R-52) and Tom Delnicki (R-14).

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Drug Take Back Day – April 27th

Posted on April 15, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Saturday April, 27th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There are opportunities to dispose of your unwanted medications in Enfield and East Windsor. Studies have shown that drug abuse often starts with family members having access to unused opioids, inadvertently left in the family’s medicine cabinet. Please check your medicine storage areas to see if there are any unused or no longer necessary medications and avail yourself of this opportunity for safe disposal.

Drug take back day continues to grow, nationwide during the 16th take back day 4,770 police departments participated offering 5,839 sites with over 457 tons collected for proper disposal. Read more HERE.

Enfield

Medication Drop Box

Enfield Police Department, 293 Elm Street

East Windsor

Medication Drop Box

East Windsor Police Department, 25 School Street

Drug collection boxes are available across the state year-round. Find a full list of locations HERE.

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Enfield Informational Tolls Forum

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin


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ENFIELD – State Senator John Kissel (R-7) and State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134), House and Senate Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee, are inviting the public to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: JFK School, 155 Raffia Road, Enfield

WHEN: Tuesday, April, 16th 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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North Central Legislators Vote No on Excessive Arbitration Award for Assistant Attorneys General

Posted on March 28, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Carol Hall (R-59) voted against an arbitration award for state Assistant Attorneys General on Wednesday, March 27th.

“These agreements are putting the cart before the horse and growing our fixed costs before we have passed the budget,” said Rep. Simanski. “We are continuing to struggle with the ripple effects from the 2017 SEBAC agreement and the expansion of bargaining units. We are locked in to these labor agreements

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Rep. Hall, Chief Fox and Retired Chief Sferrazza Advocate for Treatment of Opioid Overdose Victims

Posted on March 27, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) joined Enfield Police Chief Fox and retired Chief Sferrazza to support legislation that would allow a police officer to take an overdose victim into custody for medical evaluation and treatment.

Legislation related to the ongoing opioid crisis had a public hearing on Monday, March 25th in the Public Health Committee. The Chiefs offered their support for HB 5895 ‘An Act Allowing a Police Officer to Take Certain Persons into Custody for an Emergency Examination’ which was introduced by Rep. Hall.

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Informational Forum on Tolls Tuesday 4/16

Posted on March 21, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

In a recent poll I sent out to constituents, over 80% who responded were opposed to the DOT study proposal which called for 82 tolls. The proposed installation of tolls on Connecticut highways would have a major impact on our community.

Join me for an informational forum on the plans put forward by Governor Lamont and other proposals before the legislature.

Forum on Tolls: Tuesday, 4/16 6-7pm

JFK School, 155 Raffia Road, Enfield

Sincerely,

Carol Hall – 59th District, Enfield &

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Tree Removal, I-91 Southbound in Enfield and East Windsor

Posted on March 15, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently shared an announcement about tree removal along I-91 in Enfield and East Windsor that could impact your commute. Read the announcement below for details and information about lane closures:

Tree Removal, I-91 Southbound in Enfield and East Windsor

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a tree removal operation will be performed on I-91 Southbound in Enfield and East Windsor, beginning Monday, March 18, 2019.

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Sales Tax Expansion & Statewide Property Tax: Let Your Opinion Be Known

Posted on March 13, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

This Friday, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee of the General Assembly will be holding a public hearing on Governor Lamont’s proposed revenue budget and the Senate Democrat Leader’s proposal to institute a statewide property tax and a statewide car tax.

As you may have heard, Governor Lamont’s proposed budget expands many taxes, including the sales tax to cover many previously exempted items; such as non-prescription drugs, digital downloads like Netflix, children’s car seats and bicycle helmets, dry cleaning, barber shops, beauty salons, veterinary services, parking, newspapers and a wide range of professional services including legal, accounting, interior design, real estate, and sports and recreation instruction. All totaled the tax expansions will cost Connecticut families about $300 million more in the 2020 fiscal year and about $500 million more in the 2021 fiscal year. His proposal would also place a 10 cent surcharge on plastic bags and a 1.5 cent tax per ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, juice, and sports drinks, among many other new or expanded taxes.

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Public Hearing on Tolls Wednesday (3/6)

Posted on March 4, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

The legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday (March 6) will hold a public hearing on two different bills that would bring highway tolls back to Connecticut.

The first bill (H.B. 7280) is from legislative Democrats, and the second (H.B. 7202) is from Gov. Ned Lamont.

Late last year, a well-publicized study on highway tolling indicated Connecticut residents could see as many as 82 toll gantries placed on highways throughout the state. Gov. Lamont, through his two-year budget

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Tolls Survey Results

Posted on March 4, 2019 by admin


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Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey on plans to install tolls on highways across Connecticut. There are alternatives, the House and Senate Republican Caucuses have continued to advocate for the Prioritize Progress Plan to fund our transportation needs. Working families and small businesses can’t afford a costly burden on daily commutes.