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COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-up Now LIVE

Posted on January 15, 2021 by admin


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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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COVID-19 Vaccination Scams and How to Report Suspicious Behavior

Posted on January 12, 2021 by admin


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As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, Connecticut residents should be on alert for potential scams related to the vaccine. The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) has advised that residents keep an eye out for certain warning signs that can help them avoid being scammed.

Here are a few important reminders to be mindful of:

  • No one from a legitimate vaccine distribution site will ever ask for your Social Security number of bank information in order to receive a

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco Takes Oath of Office

Posted on January 8, 2021 by admin


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On the north steps of the Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) joined 150 legislators in the House of Representatives in being sworn in, taking the oath of office in an outdoor ceremony. “It was an honor to be sworn in for my second term representing the residents of Wolcott and Southington. Thank you for placing your confidence and trust in me to represent you once again,” explained Rep. Mastrofrancesco.

January 6, 2021 is considered

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Gov. Lamont signs on to regional gasoline tax

Posted on December 23, 2020 by admin


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In a recent article published by the Yankee Institute, Governor Lamont expressed his concern about climate change and how he joined a group of Northeastern governors in signing onto a regional cap and invest program called the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) to raise the price of gasoline by upwards of 17 cents per gallon. The governor explained that this regional gas tax would be used to pay for efforts aimed at reducing auto emissions. However, simply put, this is just another tax and

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco Appointed Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee

Posted on December 8, 2020 by admin


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On Friday, December 4, 2020, it was announced that State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco will serve as the leading House Republican lawmaker on the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections (GAE) Committee.

Mastrofrancesco, recently elected to her second term as state representative of the 80th General Assembly District, will also serve as a member of the legislature’s committee on Finance, Revenue, and Bonding and has been reappointed to the Human Services Committee. Her responsibilities

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House Republicans Urge Immediate Action to Assist Businesses

Posted on December 4, 2020 by admin


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Yesterday, House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora and members of the House Republican Caucus met outside the Capitol in Hartford for an important press conference calling for immediate action to help the state’s struggling business community; especially as they navigate through various unforeseen financial issues that are the result of a global COVID-19 pandemic. Our requests include calling on the governor to use COVID-19 funding towards the Unemployment Trust Fund, to allow businesses

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Honoring Our Veterans

Posted on November 10, 2020 by agallagher


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Today, we honor and remember the many brave men and women who served and currently serve the greatest country in the world, and who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep America safe and free.

Let us not forget Veteran’s Day is about the cost of our freedom. Our freedom is the most important and defining characteristic that makes us Americans – and without it, we are without self, or purpose – or a future.

The sacrifice of these brave men and women who serve this country is, and always has been,

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Thankful for Our Freedoms

Posted on November 1, 2020 by agallagher


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As we approach Thanksgiving and the coming Holiday season, and setting aside the chaos of the year, we are reminded of the many things we are grateful for.

With Veterans day in mind, I am thankful for our troops. Many risk their lives daily to safeguard us all. Honorably serving their country, missing key memories such as family gatherings, the birth of children, and even the loss of loved ones.

The sacrifice of these brave men and women who serve this country is, and always has been, truly remarkable.

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Capitol Update: September Special Session

Posted on October 7, 2020 by agallagher


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Last week, the House of Representatives held our second Special Session of 2020, since the shutdown began. Once again, our debates went into the night as we rushed to draft legislation and emergency certify bills on measures that are not true emergencies. Governor Lamont extended his Executive Powers at the beginning of September — effectively sending the message that he does not need the legislature to govern. The bills that were voted on were not Covid-19 related and were not emergencies. These bills could have been taken up during a proper legislative session with public hearings and debates.

Follow the video link below to view the Special Session in its entirety.


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Capitol Update: July Special Session

Posted on August 4, 2020 by agallagher


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Last month, the Connecticut General Assembly was called in for Special Session in both the House of Representatives and State Senate. Both held overnight deliberations on four pieces of legislation that have since moved to Governor Lamont’s office, where they were signed into law.

The first bill brought to the floor was HB 6001, An Act Concerning Telehealth. Telehealth Services is a way to communicate with your physician by way of videoconferencing such as zoom. Back in March the governor issued

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