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House Republicans: We know our vote on tolls, and it is “no”

Posted on May 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – House Republican Lawmakers sent a formal letter to Governor Lamont Tuesday night to notify him that all members of the House Republican Caucus are fully unified against tolls.

The letter was sent after the governor declared that he will begin focusing on the budget and will table tolls for a special legislative session to give Republicans more time to support the proposal.

In the letter, House Republicans’ said that going into a special session would be an undue tax burden on the people

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House Passes Bill to Increase Penalties For Fentanyl

Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan praised the passage of legislation on Tuesday that will create tougher penalties for the illegal manufacturing, distributing or selling of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl.

“Treating the sale, distribution, and manufacturing of Fentanyl the same as Heroin is a step in the right direction to help us combat the opioid epidemic,” said Rep. MacLachlan. “With our state’s push against the manufacturers of opioids and now increasing the penalties of those dealing fentanyl, Connecticut is doing every we can to stop the opioid epidemic.”

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Rep. MacLachlan Backs Bipartisan Offshore Wind Energy Bill

Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan offshore wind industry bill on Tuesday that will an offshore wind energy hub in New London in an effort to generate much needed renewable resources and create jobs through a public-private partnership that will revitalize the city’s vital port and state pier.

Rep. MacLachlan said this legislation will help diversify Connecticut’s energy sources and create more jobs.

“Connecticut is unleashing the opportunity to produce an untapped energy source,” said Rep. MacLachlan. “We are perfectly located to use offshore wind energy to our advantage and to generate enough energy to help reduce the high energy cost the residents of Connecticut pay.”

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Rep. MacLachlan Supports Bills to Protect Residents Healthcare

Posted on May 1, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Earlier this month, State Rep. Jesse MacLachlan voted in support of House Bill 552 a bill that looks to further protect residents with preexisting conditions.

The bill redefines the “preexisting condition provision” to encompass preexisting conditions that may not have been recognized or treated by medical professionals prior to the effective date of the plan and the bill requires short-term, or bridge, policies to also cover preexisting
conditions. These additions complete the coverage intended by the provision. The bill also removes a redundant section concerning breast cancer survivors.

“I heard from a lot of people on the campaign trail about their concerns over healthcare and losing coverage due to a preexisting condition,” said Rep. MacLachlan. “No one should be denied healthcare because of a preexisting condition and I am proud to support this bill that will protect healthcare for Connecticut residents.”

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Republican Lawmakers Present Alternative to Tolls

Posted on April 24, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Noreen Kokoruda and Jesse MacLachlan hosted a “Tolls Informational Forum” on Tuesday night at Madison Town Hall.
The forum, which was presented by House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, was the 18th forum held since the start of the legislative session.

Panelists and hosts presented the history of the Special Transportation Fun, recent results of toll studies and plans, as well as the GOP alternative to tolling called “Prioritize Progress,” which secures $65 billion dollars for transportation projects over the next 30 years without relying on tolls or tax increases. The plan re-prioritizes funding from pet projects and other quasi-wants to fund infrastructure improvements. Lawmakers noted that the plan operates within Connecticut’s new bond cap, borrowing no more than allowed under the cap. Last year, the bipartisan budget lawmakers placed a cap on state bonding.

The full plan can be viewed at www.cthousegop.com/prioritize.

There were about 90 individuals in attendance, the majority of which expressed opposition to tolls.

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