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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Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco: Submit Testimony on Forced School Regionalization

Posted on February 15, 2019 by jdooley


Your input is important to me as your State Representative. I have heard from many constituents on the issue of school regionalization.

There will be public hearings very soon on (2) two bills looking to change the makeup and take away control of our local school districts:

 

I am encouraging to you to submit testimony on the proposed bills; you can email

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco, Wolcott Lawmakers Hear from Residents

Posted on February 12, 2019 by jdooley


WOLCOTT – On a wintery night last week at Wolcott Town Hall, State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16) and State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) met with constituents for their Town Hall Forum to hear about issues impacting Wolcott residents and the rest of Connecticut.

The Wolcott legislators, who together represent the town in the CT House of Representatives, sat and answered questions from interested constituents on the major state issues to be debated this session, the state budget, the forced regionalization

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STATE REP. MASTROFRANCESCO: JUST SAY NO TO REGIONALIZED SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Posted on February 7, 2019 by jdooley


A proposed Bill SB-454 would create a legislative commission to develop a plan to regionalize school districts based on population, in alignment with Connecticut’s Probate Court system. Under this law, the current system of approximately 150 school districts would be reduced to 54, merging both rural and urban communities, and would become effective by default even without action by the commission or approval of the legislature.

just say no to regionalised school districts

just say no to regionalised school districts

State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco: Tolls are just another tax

Posted on February 6, 2019 by jdooley


On January 9th, I, along with my legislative colleagues took our oath of office to begin the 2019 legislative session. The day was full of optimism and hope as a new governor took office and a new General Assembly was sworn-in. I look forward to addressing the serious economic and social issues that exist in the state and I will be the voice of my constituents.

One of the major issue’s legislators will be faced with this year will be whether to implement tolls on Connecticut highways. From the onset, I want the people of Wolcott and Southington to know I oppose any proposal to put tolls back on Connecticut roads. In the upcoming weeks you will hear different toll proposals bandied about; trucks-only tolling and tolls on all cars using congestion tolling. Congestion tolling means you will pay an extra 25% more per mile for driving during “rush hours” which means about 70% of all toll revenue collected will come from Connecticut residents.

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco, Southington Legislators Talks Taxes and State Budget

Posted on February 1, 2019 by jdooley


SOUTHINGTON – State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16) along with State Reps. John Fusco (R-81) and Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) met with constituents on Wednesday night at the Southington Town Hall for their Town Hall Forum to hear about issues impacting Southington and the rest of Connecticut.

The three lawmakers provided a legislative update on the major proposals to be debated this year. Residents expressed their concerns about the transportation infrastructure, proposals to allow Election Day registration,

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