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2022 Legislative Survey Results

Posted on January 20, 2022


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Earlier this month, I sent out a survey asking for your input on several items that have been the topic of conversation over the past couple of years – issues surrounding the pandemic, the governor’s emergency powers, Transportation Climate Initiative, government transparency among others.

I expect that as we prepare for the 2022 legislative session, many of these issues will remain at the forefront of discussions moving forward so hearing your feedback and responses is greatly appreciated.

 

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Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin Host Informational Meeting to Discuss Covanta’s Request to Burn Medical Waste

Posted on December 22, 2021


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Last night, Sen. Martin and Rep. Petit held an informational meeting at the Plainville library to provide area residents with an opportunity to have their voices heard and questions answered regarding the possibility of Covanta, a local Waste-to-Energy plant, being allowed to burn medical waste at their facility.

Covanta seeks to adjust a current permit with the City of Bristol that would allow them to convert a portion (8%) of their trash-burning to medical waste.

According to Covanta, under the

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Rep. Petit Helping the Salvation Army Raise Money for Local Families

Posted on December 10, 2021


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HARTFORD – On Saturday, December 18th, State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) will be volunteering to help raise money for local families this holiday season by ringing bells as part of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

WHEN: Saturday, December 18
WHERE: Gnazzo’s, 73 East St., Plainville
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

All kettle donations stay in the communities where the funds are collected and the money helps to provide meals, shelter, toys, clothing, and many other services throughout

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Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin to Host Informational Meeting

Posted on December 9, 2021


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PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) will be holding an informational meeting to provide area residents with an opportunity to learn about a permit between the City of Bristol and waste management company Covanta that would allow the company to burn medical waste.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 21

WHERE: Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St.

TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The lawmakers will also use the forum to discuss the possible costs

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Rep. Petit Nutmeg TV Interview

Posted on December 9, 2021


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Earlier this week, I was an invited to be a guest on Nutmeg TV’s “Up Close and Personal” to get my take on a wide variety of issues.
 
In the video clip below I highlight items like the Juvenile Justice issue, federal money coming into our state, and making changes to the police accountability bill, and others I hope the legislature will address in the upcoming session.
 
To watch the full interview on Nutmeg TV, click here.

Rep. Petit Highlights Importance of Increasing Diversity in Education

Posted on November 9, 2021


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This morning I was invited to a press conference at North End Elementary School in New Britain to highlight the Teacher Residency Program (TRP). This apprenticeship program is designed to help increase diversity in education by providing people interested in teaching with an avenue to become educators.

As part of the program, applicants with a bachelor’s degree spend 18-months doing coursework with mentor for one school year while also receiving pay and benefits. Upon completion of the program and

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Representative Petit Presents Citation, Welcomes New Business to Plainville

Posted on October 8, 2021


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Photo: State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-Plainville) presents Cristina Pellegrino, Owner of Beauty Rehab Salon with a legislative citation during a ribbon cutting event held at her shop in Plainville on Thursday, October 7. Pellegrino’s salon will occupy 17 Farmington Avenue, located in the Olde Canal Square right next door to Bagels Plus. Though the shop opened in April, an official Grand Opening event is expected in mid-November.

Rep. Petit Receives Favorable Score from CBIA for Supporting Pro-Business Legislation

Posted on September 17, 2021


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HARTFORD The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has released their ‘2021 State House Voting Records’ annual report and State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) recently received a more than favorable score for his support of business-friendly legislation.

“I appreciate the recognition from CBIA for my work in the legislature,” Rep. Petit said. “As policymakers and especially given the current climate, one of our main goals should be to help businesses create more opportunities

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Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin to Host Coffee & Conversation Legislative Event

Posted on August 30, 2021


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PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) would like to invite Plainville residents to join them for Coffee & Conversation at Bolo Bakery & Cafe.

This event is designed to provide residents with an opportunity to speak with the lawmakers about the 2021 session, ongoing issues affecting the district, answer any questions related to state government, or discuss any other legislative related topic.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21st
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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Connecticut Democrats Continue to Relinquish Legislative Duties to Governor, Rep. Petit Doesn’t Agree

Posted on July 14, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) voted today in opposition to H.R. 202, a resolution that would allow Governor Lamont to continue to run the state through his use of executive order until September 30.

“There is no longer a public health emergency related to the pandemic that warrants the continuation of these emergency orders that the legislative branch isn’t equipped to handle,” Rep. Petit said. “We swore to uphold the constitution and in order to do so need three equal

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