Rep. Lavielle on the 2020-2021 Budget: Lifting the Veil

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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CT State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee, breaks down the 2020-2021 state budget passed on June 3 by majority House Democrats. The two-year spending and revenue plan passed 86-65 in the House without a single Republican vote. 

The new budget increases spending by 5.3%, increases taxes by $1.75 billion over the biennium, and adds $16 billion in debt payments that will fall on the shoulders of future generations

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Reps. Lavielle, Wood, House Republicans Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, Passage of 19th Amendment

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORDState Representatives Gail Lavielle (R-143), Terrie Wood (R-141), and fellow House Republican members celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States.

The Republican Party played a leading role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. In 1878, Senator Aaron Sargent (R-California) introduced language in Congress that would become the 19th Amendment. Sargent’s proposal was not successful in the beginning, but following

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Rep. Lavielle Addresses Advocates at State Capitol on World Water Day

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) was invited to speak to a gathering of fellow water advocates at the Legislative Office Building on Friday, March 22nd as they celebrated “World Water Day”.

Addressing the group, Rep. Lavielle said, “Water issues have special significance for me. I used to run corporate affairs worldwide for Suez Environnement, the largest water company in the world at the time. From that experience I learned two things about water – that our supply is finite, and that people

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