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Energy & Technology Committee Listening Session – Sept. 8

Posted on September 3, 2020


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The Energy & Technology Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM via Zoom regarding LCO No. 3920. AN ACT CONCERNING EMERGENCY RESPONSE BY ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES AND REVISING THE REGULATION OF OTHER PUBLIC UTILITIES. The Listening Session will end no later than 8:00 PM. The Committee will receive testimony related to LCO No. 3920.

A link to the Draft Bill can be found here. People who wish to testify via Zoom must register using the On-line

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House & Senate Republican Leaders Issue Letter to Top Democrats Over Executive Powers

Posted on September 2, 2020


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HARTFORD — House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano on Tuesday called on leading Democrats to reject the full extension of Governor Lamont’s emergency powers that come without checks and balances. The legislature’s leading Republicans wrote to their majority party counterparts as well as Democrats who lead the legislature’s Public Health Committee. Read the letter here or below.

Dear Senator Looney, Speaker Aresimowicz, Senator Duff, Representative

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Energy & Technology Committee Informational Forum re: Isaias Storm Response, Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on August 21, 2020


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The Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response and Electric Utility Rate Increases with invited speakers on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. via ZOOM.  

For interested residents you will be able to access the livestream of the virtual Informational Forum by visiting www.CT-N.com.

The Energy Committee is requesting that testimony be limited to matters related to Tropical Storm Isaias Utility Response and the July

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Legislative Leaders ask Regulatory Authority to Suspend Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on July 29, 2020


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 TRAtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Please

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

Posted on January 9, 2020


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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


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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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