Bristol Legislators Invite Residents to ‘Pints and Policy’

Posted on October 1, 2019 by admin


State Reps. Whit Betts (R-76) and Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) have announced that they will be hosting a Pints and Policy event on Thursday, October 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Better Half Brewing located at 59 North Main Street in Bristol.

The event will allow residents the opportunity to speak with the legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting. The lawmakers will discuss the issues and debates that shaped the 2019 legislative

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 30, 2019 by admin


Please note that the material provided below is for informational purposes only and, unless otherwise noted, does not indicate my support for, or opposition to, a particular measure.

As we transition out of summer and into autumn, we prepare for a number of new laws and tax and fee increases to take effect starting on October 1st. These new laws and taxes may have an impact on you, your business, and our community.

In an effort to keep you informed, I have listed some of the more noteworthy tax increases

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Call for Special Session to Eliminate Grocery Tax

Posted on September 26, 2019 by admin


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


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.

Additional details are below:

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

Posted on August 7, 2019 by jpheasant


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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