Show your support for an alternative to tolls! Public Hearing on Friday, April 26

Posted on April 25, 2019 by admin


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Democrats who control the legislature have spent three months promoting their desire to bring tolls back to Connecticut’s highways, acting as though it’s the only solution to fund improvements to Connecticut’s roads and bridges. They passed three tolls-related bills out of the Transportation Committee, and we await the result of their efforts to meld those bills into one final piece of legislation.

Meanwhile, I’ve advocated for an alternative called Prioritize Progress, and this Senate and House

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Rep. O’Neill Votes Against Lavish Union Raises

Posted on April 24, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) yesterday voted to reject a contract that awards lavish salary increases and bonuses to a small group of unionized state employees working for the Department of Corrections.

The current contract – the fifth such contract for union workers this session – provides a 13% salary increase over the next two years and an additional $2,000 lump sum payout for Deputy Wardens in the Department of Corrections.  The contract also stipulates that those union members who

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Rep. O’Neill Objects to Anti-Business Legislation

Posted on April 23, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) today objected to proposed anti-business legislation that will restrict certain companies from moving out of the state without substantial notice and severely penalize those that do.

S.B. 990 – An Act Concerning Call Centers and Notice of Closure – would force call centers with more than 50 employees to alert the Department of Labor (DOL) commissioner at least 100 days in advance if they intend to close or move out of the state, and could penalize violators

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CT’s Tax Freedom Day is April 25th!

Posted on April 22, 2019 by admin


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Once again, Connecticut’s tax burden is among the highest of any state in the nation. Residents in our state need to work longer than residents in 45 other states to pay their local, state and federal tax bills.

Tax Freedom Day is the day each year when the average citizen has earned enough to pay their combined local, state and federal tax bills. National Tax Freedom Day is on April 16!

This year, according to The Tax Foundation, Connecticut’s Tax Freedom Day is April 25, which means we’re tied

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Rep. O’Neill Attends Danbury Toll Forum

Posted on April 3, 2019 by admin


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On Monday, April 1, I was pleased to join my colleagues in Danbury for a public information session regarding the various toll proposals before the legislature this session. Rep. Devlin and Sen. Martin, the ranking members on the Transportation Committee, did a masterful job of breaking down the proposed legislation and what those bills, if passed, will mean for our state. I’d also like to thank the concerned citizens who came out to listen and ask questions.

 

Rep. O’Neill Discusses Recreational Marijuana on The Real Story on Fox61 

Posted on March 29, 2019 by admin


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This Sunday, March 31, State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) will be a featured guest on Fox61’s morning program, The Real Story, to talk about efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

Rep. O’Neill, who discussed the negative effects and societal impact regarding marijuana legalization, was joined on the program by Rep. D’Agostino who argued in favor of loosening state drug laws.

“The legalization of recreational marijuana is not as simple an issue as many people want to believe,

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Rep. O’Neill to Discuss Eliminating Political Conventions on NBC30’s Face the Facts with Max Reiss

Posted on March 28, 2019 by admin


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This Sunday, March 31, State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) will be a featured guest on NBC30’s morning program, Face the Facts with Max Reiss, where he discusses his proposal to eliminate the requirement for political parties to hold nominating conventions.

His proposal, 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 to any

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Rep. O’Neill Testifies in Support of Legislation to Eliminate Political Party Convention Requirements

Posted on March 25, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) today testified before the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee (GAE) in support of his 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 to any state or district office. The

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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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