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Free COVID Testing, My Committee Assignments, and DMV Extensions for Expiring Contracts

Posted on December 10, 2020 by jpheasant


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Committee Assignments for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session

I am proud to announce that I have recently been notified by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora that I have been named an Assistant House Republican Leader. In addition, I have been appointed as the Ranking Member of the Insurance Committee for a second term, which will be my fifth year on the committee. For the second consecutive session I will also be a member of the Appropriations Committee and have been newly appointed

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Reappointed Ranking Member of Insurance Committee

Posted on December 7, 2020 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD –State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) has received her committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session, which include being named for a second term as the Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Insurance Committee and first as an Assistant House Republican Leader by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora.

“I am proud to reappoint Cara to a leadership role on the Insurance Committee,” Candelora said. “Connecticut has a proud tradition as the Insurance Capitol of

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Team Sports on Pause, Masks Required in Gyms

Posted on November 24, 2020 by admin


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I want to share with you that Governor Lamont recently placed a “pause” on team sports through January 19, 2021. As part of this order, masks are now required in Gyms and Fitness Centers, no exceptions.
The Pause affects all sporting activities except for Collegiate and Professional. Teams are defined as a group of more than 4 people jointly engaged in an organized or recreational athletic activity on a court, field, etc.)

What is allowed during Team Sports on Pause:

Veterans Stand Down September 24-25

Posted on September 22, 2020 by admin


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.

This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.

Thursday’s 9:00 a.m. virtual kickoff ceremony will be held at the DVA Rocky Hill Campus broadcast via social media. Following the ceremony,

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Joins House Republicans in Letter to Governor Urging Fall Sports to Continue

Posted on September 8, 2020 by admin


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State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato and the House Republican Caucus sent the following letter to Governor Lamont’s office urging fall sports to continue in Connecticut.

 

Connecticut State Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources

Posted on September 8, 2020 by admin


Upcoming Eversource Hearing: August 27th

Posted on August 26, 2020 by admin


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I want to inform you of the upcoming hearing regarding Eversource’s rate increases and their response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

The legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will host an informational hearing via zoom on August 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

This hearing is expected to cover a far-ranging set of issues, from the role of state utility regulators and the process of setting rates, to utility staffing levels and how the companies communicate with customers and municipalities during outages.

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Eversource Hearing Information: August 24th

Posted on August 18, 2020 by admin


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As a result of public outcry and efforts by my colleagues and I to ensure that your voice was heard, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues in the short term at the expense of ratepayers. Likewise, a similar rate increase request from United Illuminating has been suspended indefinitely.

PURA has scheduled a formal

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Subject: Sales Tax Free Week: 8/16-8/22

Posted on August 14, 2020 by admin


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With our normal routines disrupted by the virus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16 through Saturday, August 22.

Last year, legislators successfully fought back against attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use

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Eversource Restoration Efforts

Posted on August 8, 2020 by admin


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I want to provide you with some information that I hope you’ll find helpful in the wake of Tuesday’s storm, which knocked out power for residents throughout Connecticut and caused Gov. Lamont to declare a state of emergency.

But first, I want you to know that I am as frustrated about this situation as you are. It seems that Eversource was wholly unprepared for the storm’s impact, and the organizational aspects of their response have been woeful. Communication to municipalities hasn’t been great,

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