Southbury, Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington

Study to Consider Elimination of Energy Demand Fees for Houses of Worship Passes House

Posted on May 23, 2019 by admin


State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) today applauded passage of legislation he proposed that charges the chairperson of the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to study creating new energy rate classes for certain properties with tax exempt status.

The study, based on a proposal originally introduced and championed by Rep. O’Neill to exempt churches and houses of worship from energy demand fees, will consider the impact of such new rate classes and report to the General Assembly

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Welcoming Gainfield 3rd Graders to the House!

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


Rep. Labriola and I had the pleasure of welcoming and introducing Gainfield School 3rd graders to the House of Representatives during a session day.  It’s always great to see our students involved and learning about state government.

Rep. O’Neill Votes to Make Selling Fentanyl a Felony

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) voted to strengthen state drug laws and make it a felony to sell the synthetic opiate fentanyl in Connecticut.

“Making the sale of fentanyl a felony will be a big step toward eliminating this deadly drug from our communities,” Rep. O’Neill, an introducer of this bill, said. “I’m pleased my colleagues recognize the need to strengthen state drug laws and hold drug dealers accountable.”

According to statistics from the state’s chief medical examiner, fentanyl

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