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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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Rep. Petit Votes ‘No’ on Marijuana Bill, Cites Effects on Brain Development

Posted on June 17, 2021


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HARTFORD – During Wednesday’s Special Session of the House of Representatives, State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22), who also serves as the Ranking Member of the Public Health Committee voted against a proposal to legalize marijuana for purchase and personal use due to various public health concerns he had with the bill as written.

“As this bill impacts public health, I would have thought myself and other members of the Public Health Committee would have had an opportunity to weigh in

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Rep. Petit Discusses Republican Amendment to Avoid Truck Tax

Posted on June 8, 2021


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State Rep. Petit provides an update on a bill that would seek to establish a new tax on large trucks.

Rep. Petit Extremely Disappointed in ‘Clean Slate’ Bill and Lack of Concern for Victims Rights

Posted on May 28, 2021


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Rep. Petit Supports Measure to Increase Community Violence Prevention Services

Posted on May 26, 2021


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 HARTFORD – Ranking Member of the Public Health Committee, State Representatives William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) supported a committee bill to increase community violence prevention services while providing training and certification for individuals seeking certification in this field.

The bill, HB-5677, An Act Concerning the Availability of Community Violence Prevention Services, would require commissioners from the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Department of Public Health (DPH) by July 1,

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Rep. Petit Co-Sponsors Bill to Remove Race Designation from Marriage Licenses and Land Records

Posted on May 12, 2021


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HARTFORD –State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) voted Tuesday in favor a bill proposal that according to the representative, would seek to correct several historical wrongs that have been embedded in the state’s constitution for generations.

The proposal, HB-6665, An Act Concerning the Removal of Restrictive Covenants Based on Race and Elimination of the Race Designation on Marriage Licenses, would prohibit restrictive covenants – defined as “an instrument affecting the title to real property

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