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STATE REP. MASTROFRANCESCO, CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS SUPPORTS UNIFORM STATE GUN LAWS AND OPPOSES BILL THAT WOULD LEAD TO RACIAL PROFILING

Posted on March 19, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – The Conservative Caucus today came out strongly in favor of House Bill (HB) 5227, “AN ACT CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF FIREARMS BY MUNICIPALITIES,” a bill that would establish uniform gun laws across the state. HB 5227 seeks to address the growing problem of cities and towns enacting local gun control laws which differ from state law, creating a minefield of conflicting laws impossible for law abiding gun owners to navigate.

“We fiercely defend traditional local control of budgets, schools

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco Opposes New Tax on Children’s Sports & Recreation Services

Posted on March 19, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD- With both the towns of Wolcott and Southington Little Leagues about to kick off, State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) today announced her opposition to a new state sales tax on sports and recreational services for children.

“This sports and recreation tax is terrible policy. This tax will negatively impact middle class families in my district. The parents who sign up their kids for baseball little league, soccer, cheerleading, basketball or martial arts should not be penalized for the

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State Rep. Mastrofrancesco: Public Hearing State Tax Hikes

Posted on March 14, 2019 by jdooley


Dear Neighbors, 

On Friday, Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal will be in front of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee. As you may know, the governor is looking to increase revenues by implementing 53 tolls throughout the state and expanding the sales tax to include new items and services. 

Here are just a couple of services and items that will now fall under the sales tax: 

Rep. Mastrofrancesco, Conservative Caucus Opposes Lawsuit Against Federal Government

Posted on March 13, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – Citing concerns from citizens in a letter to State Attorney General Tong, the legislature’s Conservative Caucus voiced its disapproval of his decision to insert Connecticut in a lawsuit against the Trump administration regarding the President’s recent national emergency declaration.

In an effort to secure the country’s southern border with Mexico, President Trump declared a national emergency on February 15. The President asserted that the need for border security necessitated the declared

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Mastrofrancesco Celebrates Reading with Wolcott Kids

Posted on March 13, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the 22nd annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day, State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to 2nd grade students at Wakelee Elementary School in Wolcott.

“What a wonderful time reading to the students. The children asked great questions about my role as a state legislator and shared their stories about their favorite activities, sports, and what they’re aspiring to

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State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco Op-Ed: Government Regulations are Invading Our Lives

Posted on March 4, 2019 by jdooley


This 2019 session has been a real eye opener for me as a new legislator. Every day there seems to be a new proposal or effort at the State Capitol to have state government run every aspect of our daily lives. Taking away our freedoms and ability to choose what we as citizens want and don’t want. One of my fundamental guiding principles has been to strive and work for a limited role of government permitting people ¬to be free to make their own choices. I ask myself one question, does the state government

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Wolcott Officials Testify for Local Control of Schools

Posted on March 4, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD –State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) along with Wolcott Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Gasper today testified against legislation which would force school districts to regionalize and strip away their local control when it comes to education.

A public hearing of the Education committee drew thousands of state residents opposed to the proposals which would force school districts to regionalize.

The bills are:

• S.B. 457, An Act Concerning the Size of School Districts
• S.B. 738, An

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State Rep. Mastrofrancesco Testifies on Behalf of Government Transparency and ‘Wolcott Governmental TV’

Posted on February 27, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD- State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) testified in front of the Energy and Technology committee along with her Wolcott constituent Michael Bruce of Wolcott Governmental TV on the issue of public access.

The legislation, SB 73, An Act Concerning Third-Party Nonprofit Community Access Providers and Municipal Programming, would make a cable channel available to every town in our State qualified to be a Town Specific Platform.

“Passage of this proposed law, would require third-party nonprofit

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Mastrofrancesco: Governor’s Budget Hits Taxpayers Hard

Posted on February 25, 2019 by jdooley


Mastrofrancesco: Governor’s Budget Hits Taxpayers Hard
 
HARTFORD- State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) today was dismayed with Governor Lamont’s state budget proposal which is a direct attack on middle class families with massive tax hike for Wolcott and Southington taxpayers and businesses.
 
Rep. Mastrofrancesco, “Unfortunately, this plan is quite disappointing. There seems to be little in the way of reduced spending, shrinking of state government, or looking for inefficiencies in government.

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco: Come Testify on ‘Forced Regionalization’ Bills

Posted on February 25, 2019 by jdooley


School Regionalization Update

On Friday, March 1 at 1:00 pm in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building there will be an Education Committee Public Hearing on the school regionalization bills.

Let me be clear: I am unequivocally opposed to any forced regionalization

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