House Republicans: We know our vote on tolls, and it is “no”

Posted on May 22, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – House Republican Lawmakers sent a formal letter to Governor Lamont Tuesday night to notify him that all members of the House Republican Caucus are fully unified against tolls.

The letter was sent after the governor declared that he will begin focusing on the budget and will table tolls for a special legislative session to give Republicans more time to support the proposal.

In the letter, House Republicans’ said that going into a special session would be an undue tax burden on the people of Connecticut and that the House Republican Caucus will be voting no on tolls.

“We have been against tolls since the beginning,” added Rep. McGorty. “Tolls will be a major tax increase on the residents of Connecticut and are an unnecessary solution to fixing our roads, bridges, and rail lines. My vote on tolls will not change no matter when the vote is taken.”

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Rep. McGorty Passes Fire Starting Prevention Legislation

Posted on May 21, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – A bill introduced by State Representative Ben McGorty and two fellow Democrats State Reps. Pat Boyd and Liz Linehan to create a specific diversionary program to treat the unique needs of children in delinquency proceedings involving fire starting behaviors passed unanimously in the House yesterday.

“Teaching children that have fire starting behaviors at an early age that starting a fire is serious can prevent future or bigger fire events from occurring,” said Rep. McGorty, the co-chair of the Fire and EMS Legislative Caucus. “Children that commit serious fires, like the ones in Stratford, would not be eligible for the program, but the goal of this legislation is to get children who knowingly have a fire starting problem the help they need early.”

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Trumbull State House Delegation Collecting Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


TRUMBULL — In anticipation of Flag Day, State Reps. David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin and Ben McGorty in cooperation with the Trumbull American Legion Post #141 are encouraging Trumbull residents to dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with American Legion Post #141.

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