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.
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…
Posted on June 12, 2019 by jdooley
Asks Governor to Veto Detrimental Budget Provision
HARTFORD- State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) stood with representatives of the Coalition to Make Homecare Better to call on Gov. Ned Lamont to correct a budget provision in the state budget that would endanger the homecare industry.
“We don’t need the heavy hand of government getting in the way of a working successful home care model. The current model protects the client and the workers. The governor needs to veto this provision that could put clients in danger,” said, Rep. Mastrofrancesco. “Let’s stop making it harder to do business in Connecticut.” …
Posted on June 4, 2019 by jdooley
HARTFORD – State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) voted against a state-run family medical leave program that will be funded by the working people of Connecticut.
Rep. Mastrofrancesco along with her fellow Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus members proposed, on behalf of the entire Republican caucus, an alternative that would provide important medical leave coverage for families without burdening individual taxpayers with a mandatory new payroll tax.
Unfortunately, the measure was defeated…