Rep. O’Neill Proposes Legislation to Eliminate Political Party Convention Requirements

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) announced that this coming Monday, March 25, the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee (GAE) will hold a public hearing on a proposal to eliminate the requirement for political parties to hold nominating conventions.

HB 5041- An Act Concerning Major Party Conventions – would eliminate the requirement for political parties to hold state or district conventions, as applicable, for the purpose of choosing a candidate for nomination

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Rehabilitation of Route 133 Bridge over the Housatonic River in Bridgewater and Brookfield

Posted on March 6, 2019 by admin


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The following message comes from the State Department of Transportation and contains information that could impact your travels.

Rehabilitation of Bridge 01343 – Route 133 over the Housatonic River in Bridgewater and Brookfield

You may have noticed that the Connecticut Department of Transportation recently began construction activities for the rehabilitation of Bridge 01343, carrying Route 133 over the Housatonic River in Bridgewater and Brookfield.

DOT Project No. 0018-0134 was awarded to Mohawk

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Public Information Meeting 3/14/19 Re: Bucks Hill Rd. Bridge Replacement

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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Public Information Meeting – Project No.130-184, Bridge No.01157, Bucks Hill Rd., I-84 in Southbury, CT

3/14/19 6:30 PM

Southbury Town Hall, 501 Main Street South, Room 205, Southbury, Connecticut 06488

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning Project No. 130-184, the proposed superstructure replacement of Bridge No. 01157 which carries Bucks Hill Road over I-84 in Southbury, Connecticut.

Bridge No. 01157 is a two span continuous bridge approximately

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Rep. O’Neill Wants to Eliminate Energy Demand Fees for Houses of Worship

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin


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Responding to concerns from local clergy, State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) introduced and testified in support of HB 5181- An Act Exempting Certain Facilities from the Natural Gas Demand Use Charge – to exempt certain limited-use facilities, including churches and similar houses of worship, from being charged natural gas demand use fees.

“Energy providers are essentially being allowed to penalize churches and other non-peak-use facilities by charging energy demand fees when they use their

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Free heart health screenings on Thursdays during February at CVS MinuteClinics

Posted on February 5, 2019 by admin


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In honor of American Heart Month, CVS Health is offering free heart health screening any Thursday during the month of February at local CVS MinuteClinics.  People can visit a local MinuteClinic for a free screening on February 7, 14, 21, or 28, 2019.

Individuals receiving screenings will learn the five key personal health numbers that can help determine risk for heart disease:  total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index.

There is a MinuteClinic located

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Compulsory School District Merger Plan is Bad for Connecticut

Posted on January 31, 2019 by admin


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Meeting with Cub Scout Pack 162

Posted on January 24, 2019 by admin


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I was delighted to be the guest speaker for Cub Scout Pack 162 from South Britain Congregational Church in Southbury Tuesday night.   The Scouts were certainly thoughtful and engaged as we discussed the legislature and my role as their State Representative, especially when we talked about bill proposals.  Of the many proposed ideas a few certainly stood out, including one to shorten the school year to 100 days, and one to prohibit homework.

Another Scout thought it would be a good idea to license cats

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Rep. O’Neill Takes Oath of Office

Posted on January 9, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) today took the oath of office to serve another two-year term representing the people of Bridgewater, Roxbury, Southbury and Washington in the Connecticut General Assembly.

Deputy Republican Leader At-Large O’Neill, currently the longest-serving Republican legislator in the House of Representatives, was reappointed by House Republican Leader Klarides to serve on the legislature’s powerful Judiciary Committee, and both the Regulations Review and Legislative

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New Laws Take Effect January 1

Posted on December 31, 2018 by admin


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On January 1, 2019, a number of new laws take effect. New legislation effective dates are typically January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year.

These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Please pass this information along to anyone who may benefit from knowing what to expect in the New Year in the State

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Rep. O’Neill Warns Residents to be Wary of Scams

Posted on September 24, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) wants to remind people to be wary of unsolicited phone scams that target Connecticut residents and can result in serious expense or stolen identity.

Scammers continually adapt their techniques and in recent years there has been a distinct uptick of in-person, phone and Internet scams across the country, and certainly within Connecticut. Locally, scammers have been using automated “robocalls” – many linked to a local number to entice a person to answer –

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