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Local Legislators Welcome Wiltonian David Moyer at Hartford Hearing on Bill Supporting Classic Car Owners

Posted on February 19, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – Last Wednesday, State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), together with State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan) and State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport), welcomed Wiltonian David Moyer at  the Capitol, where he delivered testimony before the Transportation Committee in favor of H.B. 6973An Act Concerning the Display of Number Plates at the Front of Certain Motor Vehicles. Rep. Lavielle introduced the bill at the request of Moyer, who is the owner of an antique car, and Rep. O’Dea and Sen. Haskell signed on as co-sponsors. The bill would exempt motor vehicles without a designated place and mounting hardware for a front license plate from the requirement that cars have two license plates on display.

“Across the state there are thousands of owners of antique cars and other vehicles that were not built to accommodate front license plates,” Rep. Lavielle said. “They neither want to damage the appearance of their cars nor to break the law. These vehicles are treasurers and should not be kept off the road simply because they were designed prior to the two-license-plate rule. I thank David Moyer for proposing the idea for this bill, which provides a possible approach to resolving the issue.”

Small Business Owner Says CT School Regionalization Would Harm Industries

Posted on February 1, 2019 by admin


During a Manufacturing Caucus public hearing, CT State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton, Norwalk, Westport) discussed the need for skilled workers in manufacturing and how Connecticut must make this a priority. Lucia Furman, a small business owner, also made it clear that forced school regionalization would undoubtedly affect the quality of education in Connecticut. This would cause many employers, like herself, to question if our state is indeed the best location for their businesses and families. The economic implications bill S.B. 454 are far-reaching.

Reps. Lavielle, O’Dea Speak with Energized Crowd at Orem’s Diner

Posted on January 30, 2019 by admin


Connecticut State Representatives Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton, Norwalk, Westport) and Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan, Wilton) hosted a coffee hour at Orem’s Diner in Wilton on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The crowd of nearly 80 attendees brought a number of concerns to the event, chief among them being a proposal by Senate President Pro-Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven), which would require the forced regionalization of schools. Several parents, educators and local business owner express concerns over the economic impact and loss of local control in their communities.