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House Republicans Look to Reduce the Abuse of State Benefits

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Jason Perillo testified on behalf of the House Republican Caucus on Tuesday in support of a caucus proposal to reduce the abuse of state benefits.

The bill, House Bill 7335, would end the out-of-state use of an electronic benefit transfer card for more than 30 days until the individual can prove that they still live in the state of Connecticut.

Rep. Perillo expressed to the Human Services Committee that a similar concept has been implemented in Massachusetts with bipartisan support.

“Eliminating the abuse of state benefits should be something all lawmakers support,” explained Rep. Perillo. “Every dollar that is misused is a dollar that could be going to help Connecticut residents who need our support. If you are no longer a Connecticut resident than you should no longer receive taxpayer’s money. I think this is a common-sense bill.”


Lawmakers, Residents Want to Pump the Brakes on Tolls

Posted on March 21, 2019 by admin


Lawmakers, Residents Want to Pump the Brakes on Tolls

HARTFORD – House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, were invited to Derby on Wednesday night by their colleagues to present a transportation funding plan that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases.

Rep. Devlin and Martin explained that the Republican Prioritize Progress Plan works within current state resources and will provide $65 billion for transportation infrastructure projects over the next 30 years.

In addition, the lawmakers added that the plan operates within Connecticut’s new bond cap, borrowing no more than allowed under the cap. Last year, the bipartisan budget lawmakers placed a cap on state bonding.

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Illumination Repair, Route 8 Northbound and Southbound in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton

Posted on March 15, 2019 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that an illumination repair project will be performed on Route 8 Northbound and Southbound in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton, beginning Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The project consists of street lighting repair on Route 8 Northbound/Southbound in Trumbull, Stratford and Shelton. This project is scheduled to occur on Saturday, March 16, 2019 and Sunday, March 17, 2019.

This work is being performed by state forces.



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