Mastrofrancesco Opposes Making CT a Sanctuary State

Posted on May 31, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) opposed a proposal which essentially makes Connecticut a ‘sanctuary state’ for illegal immigrants.

SB-992 would prohibit local law enforcement from serving a civil detainer on any undocumented immigrant being released from custody or parole — no matter what the underlying crime might have been or undocumented aliens who are also criminals wanted by the federal immigration authorities.

“We have a legal process of entering the United States as an immigrant and this bill would let people break federal law,” said Mastrofrancesco. “We have laws on the books to protect and keep our citizens safe, by overlooking suspicious or dangerous activity Connecticut in effect is encouraging illegal activity. This is the worst and most dangerous pieces of legislation passed and puts the safety of all state residents at risk.” Read More

Mastrofrancesco Votes for Stricter Laws on Fentanyl Dealers

Posted on May 24, 2019 by jdooley


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Mastrofrancesco Votes for Stricter Laws on Fentanyl Dealers

Will give law enforcement more teeth

HARTFORD- A new proposal to amend the definition of “narcotic substance” to add fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives was strongly supported by State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) in the House of Representatives as a way to get tougher on fentanyl dealers and manufacturers.

“Connecticut is in the midst of an opioid epidemic and we must show these dealers we are serious. If you sell fentanyl you will go to prison for a long time,” said Rep. Mastrofrancesco. “This legislation will permit for stricter penalties for dealing and manufacturing fentanyl substances which will reduce the use of opioids in Connecticut, and possibly save lives.” Read More

Mastrofrancesco Votes Against Costly Minimum Wage Hike

Posted on May 9, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD—After a long 14 hour debate in the House of Representatives, State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) on Wednesday said the state’s business community can’t afford the crush of anti-employer policies pushed by Democrats and voted against an economically harmful proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.

For the past decade, the Democrats’ only solution to fixing our state’s fiscal climate has been to increase spending and taxes, which has failed. At the same time Democrats propose to raise the minimum wage they are also looking to make families pay more with additional taxes and the imposition of tolls on our state highways,” said Rep. Mastrofrancesco. “The state business community has repeatedly said Connecticut must get its fiscal house in order, yet we see lawmakers focusing on proposals such as this.”

Mastrofrancesco along with the House Republicans proposed an amendment that would have eliminated the cost associated with an increase in the minimum wage to our local municipalities and tax dollars. Read More