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Remembering Sept. 11

Posted on September 11, 2022


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Today, we pause and reflect on the travesty that occurred 21 years ago. So many wonderful lives were lost that day to a cowardly act that we will NEVER forget. I know many of us can still remember exactly where we were that day and what we were doing.

Though we were attacked and were shaken, as a community we refused to break or give in to fear. We joined together to mourn, but then we rebuilt. We fought back against the people who wished to harm us.

We endured.

This great country of ours has always

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Tax Free Week Kicks Off on Aug. 21

Posted on August 18, 2022


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HARTFORD – Starting Sunday Aug. 21, and continuing through Aug. 27 the state’s 6.35% sales tax on clothing and footwear will be dropped for purchases that are less than $100. Jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, watches and similar items are not included.

With inflation, high gas prices and so many taxes heaped on us by the state, we could all use a break just in time for the beginning of the school year.

More information and a complete list of items that are exempt can be found here: portal.ct.gov/DRS/Sales-Tax/Sales-Tax-Free-Week

Public Hearing on Insurance Rate Increases Set

Posted on August 12, 2022


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As you may have heard, insurance companies have proposed increasing rates in Connecticut in 2023 for individual and small group markets by an average of more than 20%. The increases could impact 200,000 people statewide. Some of these increases are due to government mandates placed on these insurers through legislation passed by the Democrat majority, which continue to make it harder and more expensive to do business in Connecticut.

I don’t want to see such high increases, especially given the already

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State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco Receives Perfect Voting Score

Posted on August 10, 2022


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HARTFORD- State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) earned a 100% voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2022 legislative session.

The House Clerk’s Office recently released data showing that Rep. Mastrofrancesco had cast a total of 265 votes, giving her a perfect record.

“As was the case when I was first elected, I remain committed to making every vote in the House of Representatives and standing for my principles, even if a vote

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Republican Lawmakers Slam Gov. Lamont for Using Public Health Emergency Declaration to Suspend Voting Rules

Posted on July 14, 2022


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HARTFORD – Ranking members of the Government Administration and Elections Committee Senator Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott) and State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-Wolcott), joined by Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford), issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Secretary of the State using powers granted under the recently extended public health emergency declaration to suspend supervised absentee

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State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco Recognized by the CBIA for 100% Pro-Business Voting Score

Posted on July 11, 2022


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WOLCOTT – State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80th) was recognized Tuesday for an outstanding record in support of Connecticut businesses.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), which represents thousands of large and small employers, gave Mastrofrancesco a 100% on its annual State House Voting Record Scorecard.

Votes were scored on 10 bills, chosen for their potential impact—positive or negative—on job growth and the state’s post-pandemic recovery.

“Connecticut has become

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco and Sen. Sampson React to News of Lamont Administration’s New ‘Misinformation’ Specialist Position

Posted on June 3, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80)  ranking member of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, and State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16), today condemned news of the Lamont Administration’s latest effort to censor the voices of concerned Connecticut residents. Early this week, local and national media began reporting on the administration’s addition of a $150,000 per-year, taxpayer-funded “misinformation” specialist within the Office of the Secretary of the State (SOTS). The Yankee

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State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco issues statement in response to Secretary of the State’s Interpretation of absentee ballot law change

Posted on June 3, 2022


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WOLCOTT – State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80th), the ranking member of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, issued the following statement in response to an interpretation of P.A. 22-2, which was issued today by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

The law change, which was passed by the Democrat majority in the 2022 legislative session, removes the requirement that a person be absent from their town “during all hours of voting” when they are unable to appear at their

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco to host Town Hall meeting in Southington

Posted on May 26, 2022


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SOUTHINGTON – Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco, (R-80), is inviting residents to join Sen. Sampson (R-16), Rep. Donna Veach (R-30), and her on June 6 in Southington for a Town Hall discussion.

With the 2022 legislative session wrapped up, the lawmakers want to hear from residents about their top concerns about laws that were passed, changes they would like to see or issues that residents think the state should address.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held June 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco encouraging residents to take part in flag collection event

Posted on May 25, 2022


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WOLCOTT – Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco and State Senator Rob Sampson are helping residents retire their worn or frayed U.S. flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The Wolcott state legislative delegation will have two separate drop-off locations in Wolcott for flags that are no longer in a condition to be displayed. The collection drive will take place from May 30 through June 13, a bit before Flag Day on June 14, and all flags will be retired during a ceremony.

Drop off locations are:

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