Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin
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 proposal, has proposed 53 toll gantries.
Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin
On Friday, March 1st, the Education Committee will be holding a public hearing on several bills including proposals to force the regionalization of public schools.
Senate Bill 738 would regionalize schools based on the state’s Probate Court Districts.
Senate Bill 457 would require any school district with a student population of fewer than two thousand students to join a new or an existing regional school district.
I strongly oppose both proposals. If you want to express your thoughts about these two bills, you can have your voice heard by submitting written testimony to the committee or you can testify in person.
Posted on January 31, 2019 by admin
NAUGATUCK – State Rep. David Labriola speaks to local businesses and members of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 30th. Rep. Labriola heard from many business owners and professionals in the room that they are concerned with raising the minimum wage, implementing paid family leave, and new tax increase proposals. Rep. Labriola opposes the tax increase proposals and will fight for small businesses.
Posted on October 9, 2018 by admin
During a recent tour of Oxford businesses, State Representative David K. Labriola and State Senator Eric Berthel toured several local companies, including A1 Pools, the Oxford Baking Co., Oxford Pharmacy and Rose’s Family Restaurant.
The veteran legislators spent time talking with both employees and customers at each stop where they discussed local and state issues and their effect upon small businesses and residents in the state.
Posted on July 25, 2018 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative David Labriola (R-131) joined 11 of his fellow State Senators and Representatives yesterday in sending a bipartisan letter to Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Redeker seeking an explanation regarding a recent report from the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council that documents a 65.2 percent On-Time Performance (OTP) rating for the Waterbury Branch Line.
The lawmakers deemed this performance – which is 20 percent lower than the New Canaan Line, Danbury…
Posted on February 9, 2018 by admin
SOUTHBURY– Earlier this week State Representatives David Labriola (R-131), Arthur O’Neill and State Senator Eric Berthel hosted a town hall-style meeting in Southbury to discuss legislative issues with their constituents ahead of the opening of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, which happened on Wednesday.
The legislators provided information on the Medicare Savings Plan veto session, explained union contracts, gave budget updates, and discussed issues such as tolls, fixing transportation inefficiencies…
Posted on October 23, 2017 by admin
HARTFORD – A symposium on pretrial justice brought criminal justice officials from all over the state and country to UConn’s School of Law on Thursday. State Representative David Labriola (R-131), UConn Law alumnus, member of the Legislative Judiciary Committee and a Criminal Justice Attorney, participated in the day’s events by speaking on a panel regarding legal and evidence-based practices and their future. Other panel members included Judge Robert Devlin, Justice Charles Daniels, and Connecticut…
Posted on June 29, 2017 by admin
This Saturday, July 1st, will mark the first day of the new fiscal year. On this day, new laws that may affect you and our community will become effective. Several of these laws were acknowledged by the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), and the Legislative Commissioners’ Office (LCO) as Major Public Acts (PA) to pass through the Legislature this session. Examples include:
PA 17-3: Increases teacher training requirements for supporting students with…
Posted on June 20, 2017 by admin
NAUGATUCK – Leilani Nail Spa, a beauty spa offering a range of nail and massage treatments, marked its grand opening June 15, 2017 at 1177 New Haven Road in Naugatuck. Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were, from left front: Marianne Como, Ion Bank Branch Manager; Hwacha (Lisa) Yie, Owner of Leilani Nail Spa; Courtney Ligi, Director of the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce; and Laurie Taf-Jackson, Naugatuck Burgess; from left rear: State Senator George Logan (R-17); Mayor of Naugatuck N. Warren…
Posted on June 6, 2017 by admin
HARTFORD – This weekend the House of Representatives voted on a bill, H.B. 7044, that makes changes to laws concerning pretrial detention for certain crimes. State Representative David Labriola (R-131) stood to share his concern that this legislation would endanger our public safety as it interferes with a judge’s discretion on setting bonds for potentially very serious misdemeanors. See more in the video below.