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COVID-19 Response Resources for Businesses and Residents

Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin


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With yesterday’s reopening of many business sectors across the state, numerous state agencies have put out resources and rules for businesses and patrons to reference. Below, you will find links to many of these resources, along with some general guidelines you may find helpful as you navigate the state’s phased reopening.

Department of Agriculture (DoAG)

Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

Help for Victims of Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 9, 2020 by admin


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COVID-19 is creating challenges all around us. For victims and survivors of domestic violence, we know that abusers may take advantage of this period of social distancing to further isolate and abuse you. We want you to know that you are not alone.

Governor Lamont signed an executive order making it possible to file for a family violence restraining order completely online. This will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring that victims have access to this critical safety measure. Domestic

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House Republicans Offer Initial COVID-19 Response Ideas to Governor

Posted on April 1, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – The House Republican caucus today in a letter to Gov. Lamont offered proposals to provide immediate relief to struggling businesses, idle workers, families and taxpayers coping with the economic consequences of the ongoing health crisis – including breaks on overdue property taxes, for companies facing high unemployment insurance rates and those saddled with student debt.
The proposals could be enacted quickly through executive orders if Lamont chooses to do so and would not require any

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COVID-19: Resources for Business Owners and Workers

Posted on March 30, 2020 by admin


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State’s response to protect businesses
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Connecticut businesses has been tremendous, and state government has taken has taken steps to assist business owners (and their employees) as they cope with this unexpected crisis. In addition to documents on various state and federal guidance, among the growing list of resources and information is:

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Honors Seuss During Read Across America Day

Posted on March 3, 2020 by admin


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State Rep. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-22) spent her morning honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday while reading to kids at Edgewood Elementary, Hubbell Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary School as part of ‘Read Across America Day’ events. Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato expressed how she looks forward to this annual tradition of promoting literacy and enjoys the conversations she has with the students after each story.

“I enjoy visiting local schools on Read Across America Day because it gives me an opportunity

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Bristol Legislators Call on the City of Bristol to Oppose Tolls

Posted on February 14, 2020 by admin


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State Reps. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are asking that the City of Bristol adopt a resolution to oppose the implementation of tolls on Connecticut highways.

As a result of the public outcry against the toll proposals put forth by Governor Lamont and the majority party, Bristol legislators drafted a letter to Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu on Friday, February 7, 2020 asking that the city take immediate action by enacting their own resolution to try

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Public Hearing on Tolls FRIDAY 1/31

Posted on January 28, 2020 by admin


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If you oppose tolls, NOW is the time to make your voice heard loud and clear.

On Friday, January 31, 2020, at 1:00 pm in Hartford, CT Democrats are rushing to hold a public hearing on their latest tolls proposal before forcing a vote early next week. You can read more about the bill here.

You can come to Hartford on Friday to testify OR you can submit testimony online.

To speak out in Hartford:

  • Come to the Legislative Office Building on Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Signups will likely be held early

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Join Bristol Legislators for Coffee TOMORROW, 1/3

Posted on January 2, 2020 by admin


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Tomorrow, January 3, please join me, along with Rep. Betts and Sen. Martin, for our first monthly coffee hour event of the New Year at Rodd’s Restaurant (854 Farmington Ave., Bristol) from 8am – 9am.

Coffee will be served as we discuss the issues that will shape the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session, which convenes on February 5. I encourage residents to come and discuss any state or legislative issues, including bill proposals or concepts, or local concerns.

The event is free and open to Bristol

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New Laws Effective January 1st 2020

Posted on December 31, 2019 by admin


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I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to parking fees
  • Interior Design Service – Existing state sales

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Bristol’s Nelligan Inducted into CT Veterans Hall of Fame

Posted on December 11, 2019 by admin


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Bristol resident and U.S. Army Reservist Patrick Nelligan on Dec. 6 was among 10 local veterans who were inducted into the Connecticut Veteran Hall of Fame.

Sen. Henri Martin, Rep. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato with her son Leo, Patrick Nelligan, and Rep. Whit Betts at the Dec. 6 Connecticut Veteran Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The Hall of Fame was established in November 2005 to help raise awareness about the achievements and contributions

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