Mastrofrancesco Slams Grocery Tax Implementation

Posted on September 13, 2019 by jdooley

HARTFORD – In another blow to the taxpayers of Connecticut, State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) along with Senate and House Republican colleagues announced newly released details on a grocery store tax included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect ‪October 1, 2019‬, which could potentially encompass all cooked food from a rotisserie chicken to eight ounces of soup.

The Democrat-approved 7.35% tax, which Rep. Mastrofrancesco opposed in the House of Representatives, will be applied

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State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco: 2020 Legislative Internship Program

Posted on September 6, 2019 by jdooley

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I would like to let the students in my district know that the Connecticut General Assembly is now accepting applications for the 2020 Legislative Internship Program!

Starting in the Spring, interns at the Capitol will see how state government works first-hand, work one-on-one with a state legislator and legislative staff member, and earn school credit while gaining job experience in public service and/or law.

To apply, you must comply with the following qualifications:

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Mastrofrancesco Achieves Perfect Attendance In House

Posted on August 19, 2019 by jdooley

HARTFORD- State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) earned a 100% voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular and Special Sessions. The House Clerk’s Office released the data on members’ votes this week.

Rep Mastrofrancesco is serving her first year of her inaugural term. There were a total of 392 total votes cast in the House of Representatives.

“I committed to the voters of Wolcott and Southington to make every vote that

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco: Tax Free Week Begins on Sunday

Posted on August 16, 2019 by jdooley

A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.

Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.

  • 2019 Sales Tax Free Week dates are: Sunday, August 18, through Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Tax Free Week

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CT Business Group Gives Rep. Mastrofrancesco Perfect Score on Pro-Business Legislation

Posted on August 13, 2019 by jdooley

I just received the legislative scorecard given by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) last week that gives every state lawmaker a grade for their voting record regarding laws that could impact small and large businesses in the state of Connecticut.
In my first legislative session, I received a perfect score from CBIA voting against every anti-business policy that came before me in the House of Representatives that makes it more difficult for business owners to grow and thrive

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Legislators Meet with Wolcott Seniors

Posted on July 22, 2019 by jdooley

WOLCOTT – State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) and State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16) were invited to speak by the Wolcott Senior Center to provide a legislative update on the issues near and dear to Wolcott seniors. Both Wolcott legislators joined dozens of energized seniors and guests to review the 2019 legislative session.

“It was great to be so welcomed by this important and often under-represented part of our community,” said Mastrofrancesco. “Almost every policy passed in Hartford last session

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Southington Lawmakers Hold Residents Town Hall

Posted on July 8, 2019 by jdooley

SOUTHINGTON- State Representatives John Fusco (R-81) and Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80), and State Senator Rob Sampson (R-16), recently hosted a Town Hall Forum at the Southington Municipal Center.

More than 30 concerned residents came out to discuss important topics relating to Southington and the state, including the state budget all three Southington lawmakers opposed due to its many taxes, almost $2 Billion and a refusal to have a debate on reducing our state spending.

All three legislators declared

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Wolcott Legislators Hail Successful Flag Collection

Posted on July 3, 2019 by jdooley

WOLCOTT – Over the past month to coincide with Flag Day which is celebrated on June 14th, State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) and Robert Sampson (R-16) sponsored a worn, tattered, torn, or otherwise unusable U.S. Flags collection in Wolcott.

According to United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

The Wolcott legislators placed

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Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco: 2019 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Posted on June 27, 2019 by jdooley

The 2019 session has now been completed, and as a first-year legislator, I am quite disappointed at the results. Sadly, there was no real goal or vision for Connecticut. I was hoping the legislature would have focused on fiscal restraint, lower taxes and a business-friendly environment. Instead, we got more taxes on families and a continued appetite for finding revenue and spending more of your tax dollars. Any significant initiatives by Republicans to reduce spending and trim the size or scope of government were summarily dismissed in favor of progressive economic policies.

The majority Democrats in the legislature and the new Governor worked overtime to push through every proposal possible that would harm the working families of Connecticut and businesses that provide thousands of jobs in our state.

Watching the session unfold one comes to realize how beholden the Democrats are to the government sector unions. The unions and their leadership seem to hold all the cards getting most of their big-government, anti-business proposals through the legislature.

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco: 2019 Major Public Acts

Posted on June 26, 2019 by jdooley

Every year, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), and the Legislative Commissioners’ Office (LCO) compile a report of the major issues passed during the 2019 Legislative Session.

Also included is a budget summary with details on the many taxes that were approved in the state budget.

OLR provides brief descriptions on a number of issues in this report including legislation on opioid drugs, education, transportation and the state’s business climate, among

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