Sen. Hwang, Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Slam Sen. Lesser’s Effort to Tie Up Legislation to Provide Healthcare Relief for Struggling Small Businesses and Their Employees

Posted on March 14, 2023


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Sen. Tony Hwang and Rep. Cara Pavalock D’Amato, Ranking Republicans on the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee, today slammed the Mar. 14 effort by Democrat Sen. Matt Lesser to use procedural and filibustering tactics to tie up legislation which aims to provide healthcare relief for struggling small businesses and their employees in Connecticut.

 “Sen. Lesser’s maneuverings and delays in the committee today speaks volumes about his misplaced priorities,” the lawmakers said.  “This legislation

Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Hoxha, Fortier, Sen. Martin and Mayor Caggiano Applaud $6.8M Grant for Route 72 Upgrades

Posted on March 14, 2023


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BRISTOL – Route 72 in Bristol will receive some much-needed safety upgrades and other enhancements thanks to a grant provided by the Community Investment Fund 2030 (CIF) Board’s approval of $6.8 million in funding.

The grant will be used toward the city’s Route 72 Corridor Improvement Plan which is focused on pedestrian safety enhancements, traffic calming and streetscape improvements along Riverside Avenue and Park Street.

According to their website, the CIF will provide a total of up to $875 million

Bipartisan Proposal Offers Small Businesses Affordable Health Insurance Options

Posted on February 21, 2023


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A coalition of business groups, chambers of commerce, and non-profit organizations today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to support legislation offering healthcare relief for struggling Connecticut small businesses.

HB-6710 allows small employers to pool together to jointly purchase large group health insurance plans directly from a carrier, making health insurance more affordable and accessible.

Small employers with less than 51 employees cannot currently access the large group market.

Many

CT REPUBLICANS UNVEIL A BETTER WAY TO ENERGY AFFORDABILITY

Posted on January 18, 2023


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Will Save Families Over $210 Per Year Immediately, More Over the Long Term

HARTFORD – Senate and House Republican Leaders detailed a comprehensive package of policy proposals to reduce the cost of electric bills and make energy more affordable over the long term.

The policies will reduce energy costs for CT families by over $362 million per year, saving the average household over $210 next year.  In the long run, the plan will drive down costs by even more and implement important ratepayer protections

Bristol Delegation Applauds Grants to Enhance Farm-to-School Programs

Posted on January 18, 2023


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BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) and Joe Hoxha (R-78) applauded the announcement from the Department of Agriculture to award more than $42,000 in grants to Bristol to enhance farm-to-school programs.

The Bristol Child Development Center was awarded $18,600 for their “Little Chef” program. Established last year, this program teaches students and their parents about nutrition and farming through the use of interactive lessons.

Greene Hills Elementary and Ivy Drive Schools

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Takes Oath, New Leadership Role

Posted on January 4, 2023


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HARTFORD – State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has taken the oath-of-office for her fifth full term representing the 77th General Assembly District which includes the City of Bristol.

For the 2023-2024 legislative session, Rep. Pavalock will remain as Ranking Member of the legislatures Insurance Committee as well as serving in a new leadership role as House Republican Whip.

“Each new legislative session brings on its own distinct challenges and obstacles, but I look forward to sitting

Bristol Lawmakers to Host December Coffee Hour

Posted on November 23, 2022


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BRISTOLState Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78) and Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) would like to invite Bristol residents to join them for their monthly legislative coffee hour next Friday at Rodd’s Restaurant.

WHEN: Friday, December 2nd

TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Rodd’s Restaurant, 854 Farmington Ave., Bristol

The lawmakers host these events to provide their constituency with an opportunity to speak with them about legislation, answer any questions they

Bristol Lawmakers to Host November Coffee Hour

Posted on November 1, 2022


FacebooktwittermailBRISTOLState Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78) and Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) would like to invite Bristol residents to join them for their monthly legislative coffee hour this Friday at Rodd’s Restaurant.

WHEN: Friday, November 4th
TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Rodd’s Restaurant, 854 Farmington Ave.

The lawmakers host these events to provide their constituency with an opportunity to speak with them about legislative related items, answer any questions they may

A New Social Media Challenge is Encouraging Car Thefts

Posted on August 16, 2022


FacebooktwittermailA new social media trend is resulting in a recent wave of vehicle thefts happening in Connecticut and across the country.

Kia and Hyundai vehicle owners are being urged to stay vigilant as a new social media challenge is encouraging individuals to steal vehicles using a phone charging cable and screwdriver.

The theft of these vehicles is possible due to the lack of an immobilizer. An immobilizer is a security device that doesn’t allow the car to be started unless the transponder or smart key is used.

Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund

Posted on July 27, 2022


FacebooktwittermailSmall businesses and nonprofit organizations with less than 100 full-time employees may be able to benefit from the newly created Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund. The program provides low interest non-forgivable loans to approved applicants between $5,000 and $500,000 (subject to eligibility).

Loans totaling less than $150,000 will have a 60-month repayment period while those totaling more than $150,000 will have a 72-month repayment period. These loans can be used for payroll, equipment, utilities

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