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.

School Safety and Security Working Group Promotes Legislative Proposals

Posted on February 28, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Members of the School Security Working Group including Chairwoman State Representative Carol Hall (R-Enfield), Secretary State Representative Dorinda Border (D-West Haven) and Ranking Member of the Public Safety Committee State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-Monroe) announced their legislative agenda at a press conference at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday, February 27th.

The legislators came together to study school safety and security following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School.

Rep. Hall opened the press conference commenting, “Since April of last year, this working group has made a thorough study of school safety and security. We have heard from a wide range of experts and stakeholders from districts and organizations across the state. We found that continuing school safety and security requires a holistic approach supported by three different but equally important concepts. These include: enhance our mental health support in schools through social and emotional learning, through early identification and intervention, positive school environment and great access to social workers and councilors, hardening of school facilities and the presence of school resource or armed safety officers.”

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Senate Dems’ Sales Tax Increase Proposal: Let Your Opinion Be Known

Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

As you may have heard, the Senate Democrat leader is once again proposing a sales tax increase for Connecticut. His bill would increase the Connecticut sales tax rate to 6.85%, raising potentially millions upon millions of dollars in new taxes on Connecticut families.

I would like to hear your opinion on this proposed tax increase. This legislation will be heard by the committee on Wednesday, February 13th, at the State Capitol.

Expressing your opinion can be as simple as sending an email as public testimony on the proposal. Below are the instructions on how to send in brief testimony:

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Rep. Hall Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Enfield

Posted on January 29, 2019 by admin


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ENFIELD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) recently hosted an open town hall style meeting with constituents at the Enfield Town Hall Council Chambers.

Residents from across the district shared their questions, comments and concerns about state government with Representative Hall. Most shared their concerns about state finances and concerns about proposed tax increases such as tolls, sales tax increases and property tax increases due to unfunded state mandates.

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Rep. Hall Sworn In for Second Term

Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD- State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) took the oath-of-office for her second term representing the 59th General Assembly District which includes portions of Enfield and East Windsor.

“I am honored to serve the people of Enfield and East Windsor for another term in the General Assembly,” said Rep. Hall. “Job creation, balancing our state budget and making Connecticut more affordable are my priorities this session. I am looking forward to taking on a leadership role on the Higher Education

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