Budget Day Irony: After Hearing Governor’s Fiscal Exhortations, Legislators Vote to Increase Spending

Posted on February 21, 2019 by admin


Yesterday was the official launch of the state budget process in Hartford, with Governor Lamont presenting his budget proposal to a joint session of the House and Senate in the House chamber. He spoke to us, quite rightly, about Connecticut’s “chronically broken budget” and “fixed costs such as pensions, state employee healthcare and bonded debt – all growing faster than our economy”. He stressed the importance of taking the situation seriously, and of the importance not just of balancing the budget

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Here Comes the Budget

Posted on February 20, 2019 by admin


Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, Governor Lamont will present his 2020-21 biennial budget proposal to the full legislature. That will be the beginning of a process that will take at least the full length of the legislative session, which ends on June 5, to complete. In recent years, it has sometimes taken much longer.

The Budget Process

As a reminder, here is how the process works. The legislature, not the governor, develops and votes on the budget. The governor’s proposal provides a framework and

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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.

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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

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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

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Rep. Gail Lavielle Challenges Senate Democrats on Regionalization Plans

Posted on January 28, 2019 by admin


Connecticut State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton, Norwalk, Westport) questioned Education Committee Chairman Sen. Doug McCrory (D-Hartford) on a proposal by Senate President Pro-Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven) to require the regionalization of Connecticut schools. Rep. Lavielle is the Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s joint Appropriations Committee, and is a former Ranking Member of the Education Committee.

Coffee Hour January, 29 – Orem’s Diner

Posted on January 24, 2019 by admin



State Representative Gail Lavielle

State Representative Tom O’Dea


Coffee Hour


Orem’s Diner, 167 Danbury Road, Wilton


Tuesday, January 29 from 8-9 a.m.


Call: (800) 842-1423

Email: Gail.Lavielle@housegop.ct.gov

Gail Lavielle

State Representative – 143rd District

Wilton, Westport & Norwalk 

Rep. Gail Lavielle Sworn in, Begins 5th Term

Posted on January 18, 2019 by admin


Announces Plans and Initiatives for 2019 Legislative Session

HARTFORD – On Wednesday, State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton, Norwalk, Westport) was sworn into her fifth term representing the 143rd House District. Rep. Lavielle will serve as the highest-ranking Republican on the joint Appropriations Committee and will remain on the Transportation Committee and Education Committee, where she previously served as Ranking Member.

“I am excited to begin my fifth term in office and I thank my constituents

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Rep. Gail Lavielle Named Ranking Member of Legislature’s Appropriations Committee

Posted on December 19, 2018 by admin


Will be Lead Republican on Legislature’s Budget-Writing Committee

HARTFORD – On Tuesday, State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton, Norwalk, Westport) was appointed by House Republican Leader Rep. Themis Klarides as Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s joint Appropriations Committee, a role she will assume when the 2019 session opens on January 9. Rep. Lavielle will maintain her memberships on the Education and Transportation Committees.

Rep. Lavielle, an Assistant Minority Leader who will

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Rep. Lavielle Signs Petition to Call a Special Session and Stop Governor’s $10 Million Toll Study

Posted on July 25, 2018 by rjoslyn


HARTFORD – State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) signed a legislators’ petition this week to request a special session for the purpose of prohibiting the expenditure of taxpayer funds to study and evaluate the establishment of tolls in Connecticut.

Last week, Governor Dan Malloy issued an Executive Order directing the state Department of Transportation to prepare a plan implementing tolls and study its impacts. On Wednesday, the Bond Commission, which he chairs, approved his request to borrow

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