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Conservative Caucus Says NO to Governor Lamont’s “Emergency” Powers Being Extended

Posted on July 12, 2021


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today denounced Governor Lamont’s latest attempt to extend his Emergency Authority and urged their colleagues to reject the move, calling it misguided and an abuse of the federal system designed to help states combat the spread of Covid-19.

Governor Lamont recently announced that he intends to continue his takeover of various powers of the legislature through at least September 30, 2021, claiming continued public health and civil

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco and Sen. Sampson Launch Petition Process on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 7, 2021


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State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco and State Senator Rob Sampson joined House Republicans on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in calling for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms.

“I’m glad that the Wolcott Police Chief Edward Stephens and Wolcott Mayor Tom Dunn joined us at the news conference to offer key insight into the current challenges

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Stay Safe in the Heat!

Posted on June 29, 2021


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CT Temperatures are Climbing!

Connecticut is under a heat advisory as we march toward the holiday weekend! The American Red Cross has compiled helpful information to beat the summer heat.

What to do in a Heat Wave:

Stay Hydrated

  • Drink plenty of fluids: Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Avoid sugary, caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. Avoid icy beverages because they can cause stomach cramps.
  • Replace salt and minerals: Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from your body that need to be

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco joins in 100th birthday celebration for Wolcott resident

Posted on June 24, 2021


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WOLCOTT – Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco joined in celebrating the 100th birthday of Mary Swanson of Wolcott on April 28, 2021. Swanson, who was born in Plantsville on April 28, 1921, was the oldest of seven children. The birthday celebration was hosted by Swanson’s daughter Victoria Buins at her home in Wolcott where Swanson was surrounded by dozens of family and friends.

State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) presented a citation

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Upcoming Post-Session Legislative Updates

Posted on June 17, 2021


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The entire Southington Delegation will host a post-session legislative update on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Southington Municipal Center located at 196-200 North Main Street in Southington.

 

In addition, State Senator Rob Sampson and I will host a Post-Session Town Hall in Wolcott on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Wolcott Town Hall located at 10 Kenea Avenue in Wolcott from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with

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Connecticut’s Kid Governor visits State Capitol

Posted on June 8, 2021


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Connecticut’s sixth Kid Governor, Reese Naughton, visited the Capitol building on Monday, June 7, 2021, and received full honors with an introduction on the House Floor by Speaker of the House Matt Ritter, State Representative John Fusco, and the Southington Delegation.

During her time in Hartford, Kid Governor Naughton was able to take in the sights and artifacts with a private walk-through of our historic Capitol, and also received a one-on-one visit with Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz.

“Southington

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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS BLASTS DEMOCRATS FOR AUTOMATICALLY ERASING HATE CRIME CONVICTIONS

Posted on June 5, 2021


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The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus blasted Democrats for voting to automatically erase hate crimes from the records of convicted felons, weakening the Judicial system and making Connecticut less safe with passage of their “Clean Slate” legislation.

“Democrats have a very one-sided, progressive agenda that runs roughshod over the regular people of our state who need and deserve balanced, reasonable legislation that they are not currently getting,” Rep. Kimberly Fiorello said.

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Capitol update

Posted on June 1, 2021


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With this legislative session coming to an end on June 9th, it appears that legislative leaders will continue to keep the Capitol closed to the public, despite the statewide lifting of business restrictions, and the governor ordering state government staff back to their offices.

Last week, the House of Representative was in session four days and deliberated several bills; the most significant of these concerned voting, zoning and gambling. I’d like to provide you with an update on the latest bill

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Bill that would eliminate CT’s religious exemption from mandatory vaccines clears House

Posted on April 20, 2021


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Article as published in CT Mirror by Jenna Carlesso | April 19,2021

The state House of Representatives approved a bill early Tuesday that would remove Connecticut’s religious exemption from mandatory school vaccinations, a major step for a hot-button proposal that has been raised three years in a row with no vote in either chamber until this week.

“Because we’re in the middle of a health crisis, we need to take a firm stand on the efficacy of vaccinations,” said Rep. Henry Genga, an East Hartford

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CT ’21: State Rep. Mastrofrancesco Responds to Proposed Changes to Voting Laws

Posted on April 12, 2021


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In case you missed it, State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco was on WFSB CT-21 with Eric Parker to discuss the proposed changes before the legislature this session regarding election laws, which include early voting and no excuse absentee voting. Current law in Connecticut does not require signature verification on absentee ballots or a photo ID to vote in person, and the Democrats refuse to include any of these measures in their proposals. I strongly oppose any legislation that would further

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