Rep. Mastrofrancesco Statement on Gov. Lamont’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Posted on August 20, 2021


State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) on Friday issued the following statement regarding Gov. Lamont’s executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccination for most state employees as well as K-12 teachers and staff:

“This is a sad day in Connecticut for thousands of workers. The governor’s latest Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for most state employees and K-12 teachers and staff is yet another invasion by Governor Lamont on our constitutionally protected freedoms. Whether someone

Sales Tax-Free Week Begins August 15th

Posted on August 13, 2021


With school less than two weeks away for some students, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 15 through Saturday, August 21.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes.

Please consult with your local retailer,


Posted on August 6, 2021


Senator Rob Sampson and Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco provided comments following the Governor’s latest Executive Order “empowering” towns to implement their own, individual mask mandates.

“Today’s executive order is a mechanism to allow the Governor
to pass the buck to town leaders. It basically states that Gov. Lamont will
look the other way while towns choose to break the law.  While we support
more local decision making, this Executive Order is improper and implies local
leaders have authority