TRIBES TRANSFER $1 MILLION TO DEPT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

Posted on April 29, 2019 by admin


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FUNDING IS FOR REGULATORY COSTS FOR PUBLIC ACT 17-89, WHICH APPROVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRIBAL WINDS CASINO

(EAST WINDSOR, CT) – The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes today announced that MMCT Venture, the joint company created by the tribes to save jobs and revenue in Connecticut, recently wired $1 million to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), as required under Public Act 17-89.

The transfer of these funds, meant to offset the state’s regulatory costs prior to the casino’s opening, is the first step in the ongoing process to finance, construct and open Tribal Winds Casino, the new gaming and entertainment facility in East Windsor.

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Tolls and Transportation Costs

Posted on April 25, 2019 by admin


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Last week, over 200 residents from Enfield and across the region attended an informational forum on tolls held at JFK Middle School. We all agree that transportation is a necessity to economic growth; our challenge is how we fund it.

Tolling proposals aren’t just for I-95, the Governor has called for 50 toll gantries on I-91, I-84, I-95 and Rt. 15 and other bills passed by the Transportation Committee have the potential to extend tolling to any other “limited access” highways.

Additionally, the Governor plans on borrowing money from Wall Street against potential future toll revenues and it should be noted that two-thirds of that revenue would come out of our pockets. These proposals put forward by the Governor and Democrats in the legislature would hit Connecticut residents the hardest. Once the tolls are up and running it would amount to an over $600 million tax increase on in-state commuters.

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Show your support for an alternative to tolls!

Posted on April 24, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Many constituents have reached out to express their concerns about proposals to install tolls on Connecticut highways including I-91, I-84 and in some proposed bills, potentially any other “limited access” road.

Last week, I hosted a forum at JFK Middle School in Enfield featuring Transportation Committee Ranking Members Laura Devlin and Henri Martin to discuss transportation funding, proposed tolls legislation and present an alternative.

The Senate and House Republican proposal will finally receive a public hearing in the Finance Committee this Friday. You can testify, telling committee Democrats that Connecticut CAN’T AFFORD TOLLS.

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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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