Call for Special Session to Eliminate Grocery Tax

Posted on September 26, 2019 by admin


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Recently, House and Senate Republicans called upon Governor Lamont to bring the legislature into special session to fix a piece of legislation passed in the Democrat state budget that created new taxes on hundreds of grocery store foods, and also substantially increased taxes on prepared meals.

These new and increased taxes will negatively and disproportionately impact senior citizens and others on a fixed income, the underemployed and the middle class.

The House of Representatives need 76 members

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CT Veterans Stand Down (Sept 20 – 8am to 2pm)

Posted on September 16, 2019 by admin


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On Friday, September 20th, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2019 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Receives 100% Voting Score From Leading Business Organization

Posted on August 7, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD –The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has released their ‘2019 State House Voting Records’ annual report and State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77) was recently awarded a 100% score by the organization for votes that support large and small businesses around the state.

Pavalock-D’Amato’s overall score was based on votes in committee or the House floor on a series of ‘key bills’ that would either positively or negatively impact Connecticut’s economic competitiveness

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Supports Bill to Provide Parity for Mental Health Treatment

Posted on June 5, 2019 by jpheasant


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BRISTOL – State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato co-sponsored a bill that would prevent insurance companies from treating mental health and substance abuse coverage differently than physical health.

The bill, HB-7125, An Act Concerning Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits, will require parity for mental health and substance use disorder benefits, nonquantitative treatment limitations, increase coverage for health insurance policies to also include prescription drugs designed to treat

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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.”

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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.

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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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