2019 Year In Review

Posted on January 7, 2020 by jpheasant


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Brought Funding Back to Our Community for the Clinton Train Station

  • After years of hard work, the long awaited improvements to the Clinton Train Station are finally underway.
  • These improvements (a pedestrian bridge, a new platform, increased parking spaces and bike shelters) will have a tremendous impact on our community by attracting more people to our beautiful downtown area.

Haulted the Implementation of Tolls

  • Right from the beginning we have said ‘no’ to tolls and have continued to fight

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Reps MacLachlan and Carney to Host Westbrook Office Hours

Posted on January 3, 2020 by jpheasant


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WESTBROOK – State Representatives Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) and Devin Carney (R-23) have announced they will be co-hosting an office hour on Tuesday, January 14 in Westbrook to provide residents with an opportunity to meet with them prior to the start of the 2020 legislative session.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Westbrook Public Library (Community Room),
61 Goodspeed Dr., Westbrook

These events are designed to provide constituents with an opportunity to speak with

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Rep. MacLachlan Recognized by Connecticut League of Conservation Voters

Posted on November 27, 2019 by jpheasant


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Representative Earns Highest Score Among Republican Colleagues

 HARTFORD – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) has recently received a grade of 91% from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for his support of legislation aimed at protecting Connecticut’s environment.

Each year, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters release an Environmental Scorecard which grades state legislators and state senators on the votes cast on a set of environmental related bills during a legislative

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Rep. MacLachlan, Sen. Needleman, Clinton Community Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Youth Vaping

Posted on November 5, 2019 by jpheasant


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Photo: (L-R) Morgan student, Kelly Edwards, Officer Spencer Mangs, Rep. MacLachlan, Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein, David Melillo and Sen. Needleman.

CLINTON – With a dramatic increase in the number youth vaping and vaping related injuries in the state, State Representative Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) co-hosted a panel discussion with State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) at the Morgan School with community stakeholders to address this concern and ways everyone involved can work toward a resolution.

Approximately

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State Representative Jesse MacLachlan to Co-host Discussion on Youth Vaping

Posted on October 24, 2019 by jpheasant


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CLINTON – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) will be co-hosting a panel discussion on youth vaping along with State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) and several other local leaders to discuss the dangers of vaping and address the impact it is having on Clinton schools and the community.

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 29th @ 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
The Morgan School, Learning Commons
71 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton

The issue of youth vaping is affecting communities like ours all across Connecticut.

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Rep. MacLachlan Presents Legislative Citation to Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Bryan Pellegrini

Posted on September 25, 2019 by jpheasant


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Bryan Pellegrini, a Sergeant with the Clinton Police Department was recently named the International Association of Financial Crime Investigator’s 2019 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. (Above) State Representative Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) presents Sgt. Pellegrini with a legislative citation to honor his achievement and thank him for his service and dedication to the Clinton community.

New Laws – July 1st

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

On Monday, July 1st, many new laws that may affect you and our community went into effect.

I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list, which can be accessed by clicking here. You can also find a copy of the 2019 Major Public Acts by clicking here.

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Rep. MacLachlan Speaks at Groundbreaking for Updated Clinton Train Station

Posted on June 19, 2019 by admin


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CLINTON – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan attended the groundbreaking for the new and improved Clinton Train Station on Tuesday, June 18th.

Rep. MacLachlan spoke at the groundbreaking said he is excited to see this project that has been years in the works moving forward.

“The residents of Clinton have waited years for updates to the Clinton Train Station and to see this project with shovels in the ground means a lot to the residents and businesses in our community,” said Rep. MacLachlan. “It’s not just a bridge that is connecting two sides of a train station, it’s a bridge to downtown Clinton that will attract more people to our small businesses and beautiful downtown.”

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Nighttime Bridge Maintenance, Route 153

Posted on June 16, 2019 by admin


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Nighttime Bridge Maintenance, Route 153 in Westbrook starting Monday, June 17th

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge repair project will be performed on Route 153 in Westbrook, beginning Monday, June 17, 2019.

The project consists of structural steel Repairs on Route 153, Bridge #00232 (I-95 SB overpass) in Westbrook. This project is scheduled to begin on the night of Monday, June 17, 2019, with a rain date of Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

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Rep. MacLachlan Opposes Budget that Increases Taxes

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan voted against a two-year state budget that will increase taxes by nearly $2 billion dollars and spending by a $1 billion dollars.

“I understand that no budget is perfect, but this one misses the mark with more taxes and more spending,” said Rep. MacLachlan.

Rep. MacLachlan continued, “This budget is bad for small businesses, grows state government, and makes little effort to reign in spending the way every Connecticut family does when budgets are tight. I was hopeful that the new Administration would make bold changes, but this is more of the same.”

The budget expands the sales tax to include new services and fee on things like dry cleaners and digital downloads. In addition, the budget creates a new tax on restaurants, plastic bags, and will force LLC’s to pay more in income taxes.

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