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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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Sampson, Mastrofrancesco ‘disappointed’ by GAE Democrats’ Decision(s) on Election Integrity

Posted on April 1, 2021


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The Government Administration and Elections (GAE) Committee Meeting met yesterday to debate and vote on a number of bills primarily focused on curing racial disparities and expanding voting access. Republicans managed to get some items on the agenda focused on increased transparency of quasi-public agencies and their most important policy initiative – HB 6325 – a collection of policy changes focused on protecting election integrity.

State Senator Rob Sampson (R-16) and State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco

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OPINION: Removal of Religious Exemption for Mandatory School Vaccinations Again Before the Legislature

Posted on March 22, 2021


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Two extremely contentious bill proposals concerning the removal of Connecticut’s religious exemptions and non-medical exemptions for mandatory school vaccinations, which has been codified in state statute for 60 years, have reemerged this legislative session. If passed, this policy would prohibit children from attending public or private school, regardless of their objection to even one specific vaccination or all vaccinations.The bill proposals, House Bill 6423 and Senate Bill 568, were again met

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CT DMV Expands Online Resources; License Replacement Now Included

Posted on March 10, 2021


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I just wanted you to know that the CT Department of Motor Vehicles recently expanded their online web portal to facilitate more virtual actions. The site now includes the options to:

These applications are estimated to take less than 10 minutes to complete, as well as offer a tracking component for replacement card requests, and driving history document retrieval for up to 30 days at no additional

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Public Hearing Alert – Monday, March 8 – SB 977 – AAC Virtual Learning

Posted on March 4, 2021


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I just wanted you to know that on Monday, March 8, the Education Committee is holding a public hearing regarding S.B. 977, An Act Concerning Virtual Learning.

The stated purpose of this committee bill is “to require the Department of Education to develop uniform standards for the provision of virtual learning in public schools, conduct a comprehensive audit of virtual learning programs in the state and develop guidelines for training educators in the provision of virtual learning.”

There’s little

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Governor Lamont Announces Update to COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule

Posted on February 23, 2021


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Governor Ned Lamont recently announced that the state will continue with an age-based approach to expanding eligibility to the vaccine.

The planned schedule of vaccinations is as follows:

March 1, 2021: Expands to age group 55 to 64

March 22, 2021: Expands to age group 45 to 54

April 12, 2021: Expands to age group 35 to 44

May 3, 2021: Expands to age group 16 to 34

According to the governor, he is directing the Connecticut Department of Public Health to set numerical targets and work with vaccine

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Staying Connected and Government Administration and Elections Public Hearing 2/22

Posted on February 19, 2021


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As Ranking Member of the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee (GAE), I want to make you aware that the committee will hold its first public hearing of this legislative session on MONDAY, February 22, 2021 starting at 10:30 a.m.

During the public hearing on Monday, February 22, the GAE Committee will discuss two possible Connecticut constitutional amendments, along with extending the emergency-ordered election changes to cover the May municipal elections and any special

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Conservative Caucus Objects to Public Health Committee Silencing Debate and Cutting Off Public Speakers

Posted on February 17, 2021


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The legislature’s Conservative Caucus today blasted the leadership of the Public Health Committee for cutting Connecticut residents off after twenty-four hours and ending public discussion regarding proposed legislation that would end the state’s religious exemption from immunization, and potentially expel thousands of healthy children from public schools across the state.

Nearly 2,000 people signed up to testify on two measures – SB 568 – An Act Eliminating the Nonmedical Exemption to the Immunization

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Virtual Public Hearing TUESDAY, FEB. 16: Bill Proposal to Eliminate Religious Vaccination Exemption

Posted on February 11, 2021


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I would like to make you aware of an upcoming virtual public hearing that will take place Tuesday, February 16, 2021 starting at 9 a.m. The Public Health Committee will raise proposed bill H.B. No. 6423 for what is expected to be a 24-hour virtual public hearing. This contentious proposal seeks to eliminate the state’s religious exemption from vaccinations for schoolchildren.

The hearing can be accessed on YouTube live by clicking here.

The deadline to register for the hearing is Monday, February

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COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-up Now LIVE

Posted on January 15, 2021


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I would like to provide you with an update on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process in Connecticut. The information below is based on the latest details released by the governor’s office and the state’s Department of Public Health (DPH).
Please note that some of this information may change, and should that happen, I will forward the most up-to-date announcements to you as soon as possible.

Phase 1a
Phase 1a included healthcare professionals, medical first responders, and nursing home residents

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