Reps. Lavielle, O’Dea to Host Discussion on Youth Vaping

Posted on November 13, 2019 by admin


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Community Discussion on Youth Vaping

On Thursday, November 21st, I will be co-hosting a discussion on youth vaping with State Representative Tom O’Dea. Joining us will be a panel of experts, community leaders, educators, youth counselors, student representatives, and other stakeholders to discuss the dangers of youth vaping, its impact on schools and the greater community, potential ways of addressing it, and more.

Panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Jorgensen, CADCInsight Counseling

  • Colleen Fawcett

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2019 End of Session Legislative Review

Posted on October 25, 2019 by admin


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2019 End of Session Legislative Review

Below is a link to the 2019 Legislative Review that my office has recently sent to residents of the 143rd district. The report summarizes major developments during this year’s legislative session, including a recap of the state budget process. For any of you who may have moved within the district or have just recently arrived, I wanted to share it with you electronically as well.

To see my Legislative Review in an easy-to-read format, just click on the images

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Rep. Gail Lavielle and Rep. Geraldo Reyes to be recognized for protecting CT’s land, air, and water

Posted on October 23, 2019 by admin


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CCE Honors Environmental Champions in Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT- Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) is hosting our 2019 Environmental Champion Awards event tonight, in celebration of over 34 years of protecting air, land and water resources. CCE will be presenting State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and State Rep. Geraldo Reyes (D-75) with this year’s Environmental Champion Awards for their leadership and commitment to protecting Connecticut’s environment and public health. CCE is proud to

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Reps. Lavielle, O’Dea to Hold “Open For Business?” Informational Forum

Posted on October 11, 2019 by admin


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WILTON – State Representatives Tom O’Dea (R-125) and Gail Lavielle (R-143) invite local residents and business owners to meet with them at the Wilton Library on October 24th for an informational forum discussing new taxes, fees and policies that will affect Connecticut businesses; such as minimum wage increases and paid family and medical leave.

When: Thursday, October 24th, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Wilton Library, Rimer Room

137 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT

Rep. O’Dea currently serves as

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Reps. Lavielle, Wood to Hold “Open For Business?” Informational Forum

Posted on October 11, 2019 by admin


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NORWALK – State Representatives Terrie Wood (R-141) and Gail Lavielle (R-143) invite local residents and business owners to meet with them at the Norwalk City Hall on October 23rd for an informational forum discussing new taxes, fees and policies that will affect Connecticut businesses; such as minimum wage increases and paid family and medical leave.

When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Norwalk City Hall, Community Room

125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Rep. Wood currently

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Capitol Update – New Taxes and Laws Effective October 1, 2019

Posted on October 9, 2019 by admin


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New Taxes and Laws Effective October 1, 2019

A number of new laws and tax increases became effective last week. The new laws include measures addressing the opioid epidemic, the use of vaping and tobacco products among young people, school security, and tax relief for seniors.

A complete list of acts effective as of October 1, 2019 is posted on the Connecticut General Assembly website.

The new taxes cover a broad swath of goods and services that will affect people with all levels of income. Most

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Rep. Lavielle, State and Local Leaders Show Support During ADAH Awareness Month

Posted on October 4, 2019 by admin


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Today, I joined ADHD parent and advocate Jeff Spahr, Norwalk Superintendent Steven Adamowski, Norwalk Public Schools Chief of Specialized Learning Yvette Goorevitch, Mayor Harry Rilling, and Sen. Bob Duff to show support for children and their families who are affected by the condition. More than 6 million students are living with ADHD, and it affects their performance in the classroom.

I am always happy to support the continuing efforts of Jeff Spahr to help families, educators, and policy makers

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Rep. Lavielle, State and Local Leaders Announce Productive Meeting on Norwalk River Valley Trail

Posted on October 3, 2019 by admin


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NORWALK, CT – Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport), Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), Mayor Harry Rilling (D-Norwalk), First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice (Wilton), and representatives from the office of Governor Ned Lamont recently met to discuss accomplishing additional progress on the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT). Following a productive meeting between state and local officials, the following joint statement was released:

“Since 2012, Friends of the Norwalk

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Rep. Lavielle: “Beware the Grocery Tax in Disguise”

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – A policy statement released last week by the state Department of Revenue Services (DRS) explained how the new 7.35% “meals” tax included in the 2020-21 budget passed by majority Democratic legislators will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed before when sold in grocery stores. State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), Ranking Member of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee, called the tax a “surreptitious, backdoor way” into taxing food items that

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Rep. Lavielle Achieves 100 Percent Voting Record for 2019 Regular Session

Posted on August 30, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), an Assistant House Republican Leader, achieved a 100 percent voting record for the 2019 Regular Session. According to the data released by the House Clerk’s office, she cast every one of the 388 roll call votes called in the House.

“I am pleased to have earned a 100% voting record for the 2019 regular legislative session. Every vote in the legislature is important, and my constituents expect me to be present for each one. Representing them

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