Rep. Mastrofrancesco, Conservative Caucus Blasts Treasurer Wooden for Breach of his Fiduciary Responsibility

Posted on December 5, 2019 by jdooley


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The Conservative Caucus today came out strongly against plans by the Connecticut State Treasurer to revamp the state’s investment policy regarding companies connected to the civilian firearms industry. 

In a Tuesday press conference, Treasurer Shawn Wooden said he intended to reallocate millions of dollars’ worth of state investments away from companies with ties to the firearms industry, ban future investments of state funds with firearms-related companies, and use the power of his office to pressure

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Mastrofrancesco Talks State Government with Southington High Students

Posted on November 26, 2019 by jdooley


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SOUTHINGTON—  State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) went back to school recently, but instead of studying for exams she spent some time explaining the role of state  representatives in the Connecticut legislature to Mr. Tuttle’s Senior AP Government and Politics class.

Rep. Mastrofrancesco spoke to students in Mr. Tuttle’s class and answered numerous questions on topics including current and proposed state law, the proposal to forced school districts to regionalize, the proposal to raise

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State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco: Fighting Tolls

Posted on November 19, 2019 by jdooley


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In June, the legislative session ended without any vote on the governor’s toll proposal, after taking the summer to huddle and try to rearrange the dock chairs on the Titanic with another plan, Gov. Ned Lamont released a new transportation plan that would be funded in part by 14 electronic tolls.

From the onset, I want to reiterate my opposition to putting any tolls on Connecticut highways.

The governor’s new toll plan would implement a so-called ‘temporary tolls’ plan on state highway bridges. The

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Mastrofrancesco, Conservative Caucus Remains Fervently Opposed to Tolls

Posted on November 8, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD – Today, the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus renewed its strong opposition to highway tolls of any kind and called upon fellow legislators to pledge the same. 

In recent weeks, towns across the state have been left in limbo with regard to grant money intended for local road and bridge repairs. Governor Lamont is withholding these much-needed funds from the towns in an obvious attempt to pressure legislators to support his newest transportation plan – a plan which now includes

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Mastrofrancesco & Sampson Visit ‘The Cheshire House’ Nursing Home

Posted on November 7, 2019 by jdooley


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Ask Governor to Stop Devastating Nursing Home Cuts

WATERBURY- State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) along with State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16) visited ‘The Cheshire House’ Nursing Home this week.  They listened to concerns that Governor Ned Lamont’s recent budget cuts to Connecticut nursing homes are negatively affecting patient care and threaten to put them out of business.

Both Mastrofrancesco and Sampson opposed the state budget that cut funding to these nursing homes this past June.

“Unfortunately,

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Wolcott Legislators Discuss Individual Freedoms with Local Residents

Posted on October 30, 2019 by jdooley


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WOLCOTT – Over thirty residents packed into the Wolcott Town Hall on Monday night to hear from State Senator Rob Sampson (R-16) and State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) to discuss the major issues that shaped the 2019 legislative session and what issues they plan to debate in next year’s session.

Many residents in attendance expressed their deep concern with the increased government intrusion into their lives.

Both Sampson and Mastrofrancesco agreed that our constitutional freedoms are in real

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Mastrofrancesco: Guiderail Upgrade I-84 Southington

Posted on October 18, 2019 by jdooley


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that guiderail upgrades will be performed on I-84 eastbound and westbound in Southington, Wednesday, October 23, through Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

The project consists of upgrading guiderail over a 0.2-mile segment of I-84 west of Exit 32 (Rt. 10) on left shoulder (high-speed lane), in Southington.

LANE CLOSURE INFO

Motorists can expect left lane (high-speed lane) closures on I-84 Eastbound and Westbound in Southington, west of the Exit

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State Rep. Mastrofrancesco: Check out my 2019 legislative survey

Posted on October 10, 2019 by jdooley


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Mastrofrancesco, Conservative Caucus Blasts Democrats’ Increase of the Digital Download Tax

Posted on October 4, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) along with the legislature’s Conservative Caucus this week warned residents to prepare for yet another round of Democrat tax increases – this time on goods and services that range from supermarket sandwiches and coffee to digital downloads – contained in the Democrats’ budget that take effect on October 1st.

Instead of streamlining state government, or trying to reduce state spending to balance yet another massive budget deficit, legislative Democrats and Governor Lamont chose once again to soak Connecticut residents by raising taxes on thousands of everyday goods and services. As a result, taxes are slated to go up today on everything from a slice of grocery store pizza to digital entertainment services like Netflix, Hulu and Spotify, among many others. It will even cost more to buy a new car in Connecticut, since the vehicle trade-in fee just increased to $100.

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Mastrofrancesco, Conservative Caucus Joins College Republicans to Improve Existing Anti-Discrimination Policies

Posted on October 1, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) and the Conservative Caucus today joined the Connecticut Federation of College Republicans in calling on Connecticut colleges and universities to include political free speech in their anti-discrimination policies.

During a mid-day press conference at the Legislative Office Building, Connecticut Federation of College Republicans Chairman Timothy Anop announced the launch of the “Take Back the First” initiative to encourage universities across the

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