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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 6, 2021


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and education, while also promoting research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

I am proud to help spread the word about the importance of this cause, which is meaningful to so many families in our community. Please get regular medical checkups and mammograms and contact your medical professional if you have questions or concerns.

Key Statistics About Breast

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Governor’s Emergency Powers Extended: I Voted NO

Posted on September 29, 2021


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On Monday, the House of Representatives was called into a Special Legislative Session to vote on extending Governor Lamont’s public health and civil preparedness emergencies until February 15, 2022.

During debate, House Republicans offered an amendment that sought to include public participation and transparency in any extension moving forward. The amendment would have required a public hearing at least three days prior to any executive order being filed. Unfortunately for the residents of Connecticut,

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Home Care Association of America Presents Rep. Mastrofrancesco with 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award

Posted on September 22, 2021


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On Thursday, September 9, 2021, State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Leadership Award by the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) Connecticut Chapter.

Photo Caption (l to r): Matthew Hallisey, HCAOA lobbyist; State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80); and Mark McGoldrick, HCAOA Connecticut Chapter Chair and owner of Comfort Keepers present Rep. Mastrofrancesco with the 2020 Outstanding

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Several Members of House Republican Women’s Caucus React to Democrat Statements Regarding Recent Supreme Court Ruling

Posted on September 2, 2021


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Deputy House Republican Leaders Rosa Rebimbas (R-70th) and Lezlye Zupkus (R-89th) are joined by State Reps. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80th), Robin Green (R-55th), Cindy Harrison (R-69th), Kimberly Fiorello (R-149th), Irene Haines (R-34th), Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77th), Donna Veach (R-30th), Terrie Wood (R-141st), Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105th) and Anne Dauphinais (R-44th) in issuing the following joint statement in response to remarks attributed to some Connecticut Democrat officials following

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco Statement on Gov. Lamont’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Posted on August 20, 2021


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State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) on Friday issued the following statement regarding Gov. Lamont’s executive order mandating COVID-19 vaccination for most state employees as well as K-12 teachers and staff:

“This is a sad day in Connecticut for thousands of workers. The governor’s latest Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for most state employees and K-12 teachers and staff is yet another invasion by Governor Lamont on our constitutionally protected freedoms. Whether someone

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Sales Tax-Free Week Begins August 15th

Posted on August 13, 2021


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With school less than two weeks away for some students, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 15 through Saturday, August 21.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes.

Please consult with your local retailer,

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SEN. ROB SAMPSON, REP MASTROFRANCESCO ON LATEST EXECUTIVE ORDER

Posted on August 6, 2021


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Senator Rob Sampson and Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco provided comments following the Governor’s latest Executive Order “empowering” towns to implement their own, individual mask mandates.

“Today’s executive order is a mechanism to allow the Governor
to pass the buck to town leaders. It basically states that Gov. Lamont will
look the other way while towns choose to break the law.  While we support
more local decision making, this Executive Order is improper and implies local
leaders have authority

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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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