Bristol and Plainville Lawmakers Oppose Controversial Minimum Wage Rate Hike

Posted on May 9, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORDState Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22), Whit Betts (R-78), and Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) said the state’s business community can’t afford the crush of anti-employer policies pushed by the majority party’s controversial proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.

HB-5004, An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage, would increase the state’s current wage of $10.10 to $15 over a four and a half year time frame. As of October 1st, the wage would increase to $11.00 effective

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Rep. Pavalock-Damato Talks Tolls on Chad and AJ Show

Posted on May 8, 2019 by jpheasant


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State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato talks with Chaz and AJ from 99.1 PLR on toll proposals being discussed in the General Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Featured on Face The State

Posted on May 3, 2019 by jpheasant


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State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) was featured on Face the State alongside Democrat State Representative Jason Doucette and host Dennis House.

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato spoke on a wide variety of topics like tolls, Governor Lamont’s budget, the Hartford bailout, additional spending, and new/increased taxes.

“There is a pattern here,” Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato said. “Its increased taxes but then there’s also increased spending on the backs of our working middle class.”

To watch the discussion

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Talks to Middle School Students During Career Day

Posted on April 15, 2019 by jpheasant


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Bristol Lawmaker Discusses Her Role as a State Representative and Attorney


State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato speaks during career day to 8th grade students from Chippens Hill Middle School in Bristol about her work as a lawmaker and attorney.

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Reading to Elementary Students

Posted on March 12, 2019 by jpheasant


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BRISTOL – In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the 22nd annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) joined in the nationwide celebration by reading to students from Edgewood School, Hubbell Elementary, and Mountain View Elementary Schools.

As part of the annual event, Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato read Dr. Seuss’ book “Wacky Wednesday” and “She Persisted” by Chelsea Clinton to the second grade and third grade students.

“It is a

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Poll Question Results- Do you Support Tolls Yes/No

Posted on February 27, 2019 by jpheasant


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Thanks to those of  you who took the time to complete my poll question.

I wanted to take a moment to dispel many of the myths about only tolling at the borders (unconstitutional) or only having trucks (has been ruled out because it doesn’t generate enough revenue) or out-of-state commuters pay them (DOT study has 60% coming from CT residents).

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Education Committee to Hold Public Hearing on School Regionalization

Posted on February 25, 2019 by jpheasant


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Forced school regionalization is a real distinct possibility and whether you support the idea or not, I would like to encourage you to have your voices heard.

On Friday, March 1st at 1:00 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, the Education Committee will be holding a public hearing to discuss school regionalization among a list of other items.

Do you want your voice to be heard?

For more information on how to testify in person, please use the following link:
https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/Content/YourVoice.asp

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Introduces Bill to Expand Dental Coverage

Posted on February 19, 2019 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailPhoto: Georgianna Kulasenski and her daughter Emelia, were born with born with dentinogenesis imperfecta, testified in favor of HB-5724, a bill that would expand health coverage to cover its treatment.

HARTFORD – In an effort to increase insurance coverage for individuals born with dentinogenesis imperfecta, a craniofacial disorder, State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has sponsored a bill that would expand current health coverages to include its diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

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Bristol Lawmakers Honor Police Explorers of the Year at Awards Dinner

Posted on January 24, 2019 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailPhoto (L-R): State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato stands alongside Explorer of the Year winners Krystal Santiago, Jake Leone, and Representative Whit Betts during the Bristol Police Explorer Post 111 Awards night dinner held at the Double Tree Hotel in Bristol.

BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) and Whit Betts (R-78) celebrated the accomplishments of several young men and women Wednesday night during an annual awards event held for those enrolled in the Bristol Police Explorer Post 111 program.

The program consists of youths between the ages of 14 and 21, who either live in Bristol or a bordering town that doesn’t currently have an explorer program available and are interested in the criminal justice field. In order to be accepted, they must submit a formal application and pass a background investigation.

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Bristol Lawmakers Prepare for 2019 Legislative Session, Announce Committee Assignments

Posted on January 8, 2019 by jpheasant


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailHARTFORD – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) and Whit Betts (R-78) are joining their fellow colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly in preparing for the start of the 2019 Legislative Session which convenes Wednesday, January 9th.

For the upcoming two year term, the Bristol lawmakers were given their appointments and committee assignments by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides. Rep. Betts will continue to serve as House Republican Whip. He will also serve on the Appropriations,

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