Posted on February 13, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Rep. Ben McGorty’s proposed legislation to require operators of a kayak, canoe, and a paddle-board to wear a life vest received a public hearing last week in the Environment Committee.
Rep. McGorty, a member of the Environment Committee, said the intent of this legislation is to improve the safety of kayakers, canoeists and paddle-boarders.
“Sudden changes in weather, medical emergencies such as heart attacks, boat collisions, and mechanical injuries can all hinder your ability to survive. Wearing life vests will not only considerably assist in rescue efforts by law enforcement but will minimize any risk in such rescue. As a water sports enthusiast your life vest is the single most important piece of equipment you will own,” explained McGorty.”
Posted on February 8, 2019 by admin
TRUMBULL- Trumbull State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) spent the month of January going around Trumbull on a town-wide ‘Legislative Listening tour, in order to hear from Trumbull residents on state issues.
The three state representatives, who together represent the town of Trumbull in the CT House of Representatives, sat and answered questions from interested constituents on the major state issues to be debated this session, the state budget, state pension debt, possible sales tax increases, a plan for a statewide property tax, new tolls, and a proposal to permit early voting in the state.
“We heard a lot of great ideas and heard the concerns of many residents about proposals to implement tolls and a grocery tax. It also concerns me that we are even talking about tolls and a grocery tax when we can easily reform and reshape the size of government. I will be fighting for working families this session to make sure our state doesn’t waste or tax more of your hard earned money,” said Rep. McGorty.