2024 House Republican Priorities

Posted on February 1, 2024


In preparation for the 2024 legislative session, my House Republican colleagues unveiled our legislative proposals that maintain the state’s fiscal stability while also making Connecticut a more affordable place to live. Within the affordability-focused proposals are two main topics – “Security and Service” which cover a variety of issues.

Responding to your public safety concerns
Protecting your pocketbook
Defending you from government overreach

Make state government responsive,

Coffee with your Legislators

Posted on January 30, 2024


Many of you are aware that State Senator Henri Martin, Rep. Joe Hoxha, and I host monthly coffee hours at Rodd’s Restaurant on the first Friday of every month, but for those of you who weren’t aware, or haven’t had an opportunity to come and meet with us, I’d like to encourage you to stop by this Friday morning.

With the 2024 legislative session just a little over a week away, I’d like to hear any thoughts and/or concerns you may have on any of the topics the legislature is most likely to address

Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Hoxha, and Fortier Partner with CT Comptroller to Highlight Free Drug Discount Program

Posted on January 24, 2024

This afternoon, State Rep. Joe Hoxha, Mary Fortier, and I welcomed the CT Comptroller Sean Scanlon to the Bristol Senior Center to highlight a prescription drug discount program available to Connecticut residents.
Launching last October, ArrayRx is a free digital discount card that can save CT residents up to 80% on their generic medications and 20% on brand name prescriptions.
There are no membership fees, age or income restrictions and each user who signs up will get their own digital

Bristol Pre-Session Legislative Update

Posted on January 17, 2024


State Rep. Joe Hoxha, State Senator Henri Martin, and I will be hosting a Pre-Session Legislative Update at the Bristol Public Library on Thursday, January 25.

If you would like to catch up with me or my colleagues, have questions about state government, are experiencing an issue with a state agency, or have comments you’d like to share, I hope that you will consider stopping by.

Bristol Delegation Partner with Comptroller’s Office to Host Informational Forum on Prescription Discounts

Posted on January 9, 2024


HARTFORD – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Joe Hoxha (R-78), Mary Fortier (D-79) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will be hosting an informational forum on ArrayRX, a free digital discount card that will help seniors save on their medications.

Representatives from the state’s comptroller’s office will provide a presentation on the program and answer any questions seniors may have.

Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol


Wednesday, January 24 @1:00

New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on January 2, 2024


The state budget, adopted in June, cuts the bottom two marginal income tax rates for all filers from 3% to 2% and from 5% to 4.5%. Income taxes on the first $50,000 in taxable income will be lowered for single filers and married people filing separately, $100,000 for joint filers, and $80,000 for heads of household. January 1 is also the start of easing the cliff on income tax exemptions for retirement income. The new budget adds a tax deduction schedule for retirement income above the full

Bristol Delegation Partnering with Salvation Army to Raise Funds for Families in Need

Posted on December 5, 2023


BRISTOL – Bristol State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (77th) and Joe Hoxha (R-78th) will volunteer to raise money for in-need residents by collecting for the Salvation Army at the Bristol Stop & Shop on December 12.

When: Tuesday, December 12 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Stop & Shop, 597 Farmington Ave., Bristol

The Bristol delegation will stop by the store and ring the bell for a good cause to help make the fundraising event a success. The Salvation Army responds to natural disasters such

Electric Vehicle Information Forum

Posted on November 8, 2023


State Senator Henri Martin, State Rep. Joe Hoxha and I will be hosting an Electric Vehicle Information Forum designed to provide further insight into a plan to prohibit the sale of all new gas-powered vehicles by 2035.

The Regulation Review Committee will review such a proposal by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) at an upcoming meeting scheduled for November 28th.

While we all support improving our environment within reasonable means, this proposed mandate, built on an

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Receives 100% Score for Supporting Pro-Business Initiatives

Posted on November 3, 2023


Lawmaker Recognized by Connecticut’s Leading Business Organization

 HARTFORD –The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has recently released their ‘State House Voting Records’ annual report for 2023 and State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has received a 100% score for her votes on key bills that impact Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the

Prohibiting the Sale of New Gas-Powered Vehicles: Survey

Posted on October 13, 2023