Senator John A. Kissel and Representative Carol Hall Applaud State Education Funding Enhancement for Enfield

Posted on July 8, 2024


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Senator Kissel and Representative Hall are pleased to announce increased funding for the Enfield School District this year. The Connecticut State Department of Education has announced that the district will receive a total of $275,000 to Enfield for the district’s bold and innovative strategies to improve student outcomes. In 2018, Enfield was considered “overfunded” under the Education Cost Sharing ECS funding formula and has received flat ECS funding since then. After meeting with both Senator

Wrong Way Detection Installations in the Greater Hartford Area

Posted on June 25, 2024


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing the start of wrong way detection installations at 42 high-risk off-ramps in the greater Hartford area.

This may include radar, video, and/or thermal cameras that will be deployed along off-ramps as the primary detection for wrong-way vehicles. The detection will then activate flashing red circular lights located on the wrong-way signs alerting drivers that they are traveling in the wrong direction and need to take corrective action.

Bonding Committee Approves $8M for Radio Upgrades to East Windsor

Posted on June 7, 2024


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The Town of East Windsor, Windsor, and Ellington’s emergency radio system will get a major upgrade thanks in large part to an $8M grant-in-aid approved during the State Bond Commission’s meeting Friday.

As part of the North Central Connecticut Police and Public Safety Infrastructure project, each of the three municipalities will now be able to connect to the state’s emergency system, leading to improved emergency communications among first responders in the region.

“I am thrilled to see East Windsor’s

State Bonding Commission Agenda Includes Grant-in-Aid for East Windsor

Posted on May 31, 2024


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The State Bonding Commission is scheduled take action on a $8,000,000 grant-in-aid to the Town of East Windsor for a radio tower and improvements to police department radios. The commission is scheduled to meet on Friday, June 7th.

For a look at these and other bonding agenda items, click here.

House Republican Initiative to Establish a Fallen Officer Fund, Signed Into Law

Posted on May 21, 2024


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As the wife of a retired police officer, I know first-hand the grueling and often dangerous job our law enforcement officers have on a day-to-day basis.

I’m thrilled to report that a House Republican initiative to return the support for our officers and their families has been signed into law.

With the passage of Public Act 24-27, a Fallen Officers Fund will now provide assistance to the family of an officer killed in the line of duty along with any other benefits for which the officer is eligible.

DOT to Replace and Upgrade All Existing Pedestrian and School Crossing Signs at Uncontrolled Intersections

Posted on May 14, 2024


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The Department of Transportation is developing plans to replace and upgrade all existing pedestrian and school crossing signs at uncontrolled intersections in Enfield and East Windsor.

According to DOT, many of the pedestrian and school crossing signs are close to the end of their usable life. Replacing these signs with new, more retroreflective signs is critical for visibility and safety of pedestrians on State Roadways. The project is scheduled to begin construction in the Spring of 2025.

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Rep. Hall Applauds Passage of Land Conveyance in Enfield

Posted on May 9, 2024


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HARTFORD – In the closing hours of the 2024 legislative session on Wednesday night, State Representative Carol Hall cast her vote in support of a land conveyance in the Town of Enfield.

 The bill, SB-460, An Act Concerning the Conveyance of a Parcel of Land in the Town of Enfield, would transfer the 14.5 acres of land on Shaker Road to the town so it could be used for additional sports and recreational opportunities.

“I am excited to announce the House and Senate have both voted in favor of conveying

Local Control Voices Restored in Solar Development Projects

Posted on May 6, 2024


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Too often, the voices of our local municipalities are left out of the conversations when it comes to the placement of renewable energy projects. With the recent passage of HB-5361, AN ACT CONCERNING THE SITING OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN THE STATE, our municipalities will now have a rightful seat at that table.

This bill gives chief executive officers from a given municipality the right to apply a moratorium on future solar projects within the radius of a 2-megawatt project which will encompass

Republicans Offer Amendments to Increase Safety on Our Roadways

Posted on May 1, 2024


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Earlier this week, House Republicans offered three amendments to make our streets and highways safer by reducing the number of impaired drivers. Unfortunately, all three were voted down.

The amendments House Republicans offered were –
LCO 4819 – https://cga.ct.gov/2024/amd/H/pdf/2024HB-05500-R00HB-AMD.pdf 
LCO 4821 – https://cga.ct.gov/2024/amd/H/pdf/2024HB-05500-R00HC-AMD.pdf
LCO 4820 – https://cga.ct.gov/2024/amd/H/pdf/2024HB-05500-R00HD-AMD.pdf

Click below to hear my thoughts on this missed opportunity.

STATE LEGISLATORS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS GATHER TO SUPPORT NOISE AMENDMENT TO HB-5232

Posted on April 23, 2024


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The amendment addresses specific noise thresholds and offers language about notices and hearings

Representative Jaime Foster (D-Ellington, East Windsor, Vernon), Representative Carol Hall (R-East Windsor, Enfield), Senator Saud Anwar (South Windsor, Ellington, East Windsor, East Hartford), local leaders, and residents gathered at the Legislative Office Building on Monday to support an amendment to HB-5232, An Act Concerning Solar Projects Throughout the State, as well as HB-5361, An Act Concerning

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