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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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Information Regarding Rate Hikes, Eversource, & PURA

Posted on July 31, 2020 by agallagher


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Many of you have reached out to my office about Eversource’s recent unreasonable and debilitating electric rate hikes. As we face a global pandemic, and high unemployment, now is not a time to be drastically raising rates on residents and businesses.

During a Special Session in October of 2017, the legislature passed PA 17-3

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Video Update from CT House Special Session

Posted on July 28, 2020 by agallagher


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I hope you will take a few minutes to watch my video about the House’s Special Session that was held on Thursday, July 23rd. In this video I discuss Telehealth Services; Absentee Ballots for the November election; the cap on co-pays for Insulin; and the Police Accountability Bill. All of these measures passed the house and are currently being debated during Senate’s Special Session (July 28th). Click here to watch live: http://CT-N.com

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Reps. Dauphinais, Dubitsky and Mastrofrancesco Op-Ed: AMERICA CANNOT ALLOW A LAWLESS MOB TO DESTROY THE SYMBOLS OF OUR HISTORY

Posted on July 2, 2020 by jdooley


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AMERICA CANNOT ALLOW A LAWLESS MOB TO
DESTROY THE SYMBOLS OF OUR HISTORY

When professionally organized mobs tear down historic statues and attack the images of staunch abolitionists, U.S. presidents who fought against the Confederacy and the Ku Klux Klan, and even Jesus Himself, but leave untouched statues of avowed racist Margaret Sanger, vicious slave trader Elihu Yale, and even Senator Robert Byrd who was the Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, it is clear the mob’s rampaging hatred is not about

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State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco Op-ed: Executive Orders Challenged

Posted on July 1, 2020 by jdooley


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We are on the fourth month of the COVID-19 state-ordered shutdown by our governor and he has slowly begun to reopen the state.

Some of the byproduct of the governor having so much power under the executive order which lasts until September 9, is that some of our protected rights as individuals have been stripped away and we are being forced to go to the federal government or federal courts to get some of those rights back. In the last week, two separate federal court rulings have rolled back portions

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco Op-ed: Here to Serve and Ready to Work

Posted on June 8, 2020 by jdooley


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Here to Serve and Ready to Work

By State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco

With the declaration of a national and state emergency due to the Coronavirus, the State Legislature has been recessed since March 12th with all pending legislation put on hold and maybe never taken up in 2020. According to the Connecticut state constitution the General Assembly will adjourn for the session on May 6th. The governor signed the Declaration of Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies on March 10th

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Resources

Posted on June 2, 2020 by jdooley


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:

Here are direct links for information on:

The following actions have been taken by Governor Lamont in a state-wide effort to mitigate the outbreak and provide Connecticut residents with appropriate

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco and Sen. Sampson to Host Facebook Live Virtual Town Hall May 5th

Posted on May 4, 2020 by jdooley


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HARTFORD – State Senator Rob Sampson (R-16) and State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) are hosting a town hall meeting on Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The lawmakers will be taking questions from constituents both submitted in advance and live through Facebook’s comment thread.

Constituents can watch the town hall meeting live on Facebook at FB.com/sampsonforct or FB.com/StateRepGale. The public can submit questions ahead of time to Rob.Sampson@cga.ct.gov. Include “Town

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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS OBJECTS TO EXCLUSION OF LEGISLATURE FROM REOPEN CONNECTICUT ADVISORY GROUP

Posted on April 28, 2020 by jdooley


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In a letter delivered last week to Governor Lamont, the Conservative Caucus again pushed for the State Legislature to have a day-to-day role in the Governor’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group. They also requested a comprehensive plan be developed to reopen Connecticut that encompasses the financial, social, and emotional needs of the state’s residents prior to the Governor issuing further Executive Orders.

The Governor’s advisory group was created to develop metrics meant to ease restrictions on

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