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McGorty Calls for New Drug-Free Workplace Guidance for Defense Contractors

Posted on July 1, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Representative Ben McGorty (R-122nd) joined his House Republican colleagues on Wednesday in calling on the Lamont administration to immediately clarify guidance for defense contractors based in Connecticut ahead of the scheduled legalization of marijuana on July 1st.

Sikorsky Aircraft, an American aircraft manufacturer which employs constituents of his district, is one of many defense contractors based in Connecticut that must require employees abstain from recreational drugs in

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OPINION: Crime Prevention Efforts Must Include Consequences for Breaking the Law

Posted on June 29, 2021


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At a recent press conference in Hartford, state leaders announced $5 million in American Rescue Plan funding would soon be spent to reduce rising gun violence in our cities. This one-time payment would fund expanded community outreach, data technology, and the deployment of more ‘violence interrupters’ on our streets.

There is no doubt that our state and local law enforcement will benefit from having some additional resources at their disposal. But a statewide response to rising levels of crime —

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McGorty, Perillo Question Intent of Marijuana Legalization

Posted on June 25, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Representatives Ben McGorty (R-122nd) and Jason Perillo (R-113th) joined their Republican colleagues recently in opposing a marijuana legalization proposal they believe carries grave consequences for health and public safety in the state of Connecticut.

The bill would establish government regulations for the commercial sale of marijuana, while removing criminal penalties for possession and eliminating cannabis possession as probable cause for police in a traffic stop.

In a 76-62

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