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Legislative Leaders ask Regulatory Authority to Suspend Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


Many constituents have reached out to me regarding a stark increase in their electric bills. The July billing cycle reflected recently enacted rate increases that were approved by PURA, the state’s regulatory authority on energy delivery, at the end of June. These rate hikes are unreasonable, especially in light of the pandemic forcing many people to spend greater amounts of time indoors and in turn using more electricity.

In response to the sudden rate hikes, House Republican leaders joined their

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COVID-19 State Response Updates

Posted on May 1, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:

Here are direct links for information on:

To review all of Gov. Lamont’s executive orders, click here.

Health Recommendations to limit COVID-19

According to the Centers

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COVID-19 Response; Information & Resources

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


I am providing you with a resource page that consists of compiled information and links to resources and programs that you might find useful during and after the coronavirus outbreak.

To check on your eligibility and status of your stimulus payment, please click here.

Examples of the information and resources for residents include:

  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Federal Changes to Unemployment Compensation
  • Individual and Family Rebate Program
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave & Emergency

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COVID-19 Response: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


The governor’s administration continues to update a compilation of frequently asked questions related to the state’s response to COVID-19. You can access the document directly by clicking here.

Alert – Toll Public Hearing – Friday, Jan, 31st

Posted on January 29, 2020 by admin

Dear Neighbors,

A public hearing will be held on the Governor’s new draft truck-only toll proposal this Friday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building. I oppose this proposal.

Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system. Lottery numbers will be drawn from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 2300 of the LOB. If you can’t make it to the Legislative Office Building, you can email written testimony in Word or PDF format to Please

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Area Lawmakers Ask Gov. Lamont to Host a Toll Meeting in their Communities

Posted on January 9, 2020 by admin


HARTFORD – Area lawmakers, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, Rep. Rosa Rebimbas, Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, Rep. David Labriola, Rep. Charles Ferraro, Rep. Kathy Kennedy, sent a joint letter on Wednesday to Governor Ned Lamont asking him to host additional Town Hall Meetings about his CT2030 Transportation Plan that includes truck-only tolls.

Last week, it was uncovered that the Governor and Democratic lawmakers in Westport were preparing to host a secret meeting about the Governor’s transportation plan. The purpose of the secret meeting was to give anti-toll supporters as little notice as possible about the meeting. The governor and Democratic lawmakers announced this week that the rescheduled meeting in Westport will be open to the public.

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Rep. Labriola attends Oxford Veterans Day Ceremony

Posted on December 2, 2019 by admin


OXFORD – State Representative David Labriola attended the 2019 Oxford Veterans Day Ceremony to give thanks to the brave men and women who have served our country.

During the 2019 legislative session, Rep. Labriola supported P.A. 19-171, a new law that increases the base property tax exemption for certain disabled service members and veterans by $500. The bill also increases the additional income-based exemption for such service members and veterans, which is calculated using the base exemption,

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Rep. Labriola speaks out against S.B. 691

Posted on April 12, 2019 by admin


The Judiciary Committee moved forward legislation on Tuesday, S.B. 691, that will erase criminal records for certain misdemeanor crimes. Rep. Labriola speaks out against the legislation, expressing his concerns that the bill will erase DUIs off of individuals records after three years.

Tolls – Public Hearing – Wednesday, March 6th

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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 proposal, has proposed 53 toll gantries.

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Forced Regionalization? Speak Out

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

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.

To submit written testimony you can email, please copy me on the email –

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