Flag Retirement Drive

Posted on June 3, 2024


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Retire your worn or damaged American Flags! I will be co-hosting flag drop offs for those who are in possession of an unserviceable American Flag. You can go to your town hall until Thursday, June 13th, to place the flag to be retired in our collection box. It will then be given an official retirement at the conclusion of the drive.

Collection Dates: May 30th through June 13th 

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2024 Major Public Acts Report

Posted on May 21, 2024


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The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has published its 2024 “Major Public Acts” report. This report gives a categorical breakdown of the major topics that the General Assembly addressed in the 2024 session. OLR produces this report in consultation with the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA). The legislation included in the report has been broken out into 20 different categories including energy, environment, taxes, and transportation.

To review the report in its entirety,

Piscopo Participates in Black Rock School’s Read Aloud Day

Posted on May 3, 2024


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THOMASTON – On Friday, May 3rd, State Rep. John Piscopo attended Black Rock Elementary School’s Read Aloud Day. Piscopo was joined by community leaders and other distinguished guests to read to various classes.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year and I always look forward to participating in it. The students were engaged during our story time and had great questions for me. I thank them for welcoming me to be part of their morning,” said Piscopo.

He was assigned to Mrs. Kiley’s First Grade

House Republican Budget Adjustments, Promises Kept

Posted on April 25, 2024


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I joined my colleagues to present our 2024 budget adjustments at the State Capitol during a news conference on Thursday morning. This budget prioritizes spending, creates structural reforms, and comes in $43.5 million under the established spending cap.

To view the news conference, click the image below.

Promises Kept…

In addition to maintaining spending and borrowing caps that have kept our state solvent, the budget plan focuses on supporting children at the beginning of their educational

4-H Uconn Students Visit, Fire Service Day, and Veterans Organization Recognized at the Capitol

Posted on April 19, 2024


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HARTFORD – The House was in session on Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18. To review all of the legislation that was considered please click on the corresponding date and you will be provided with the House Journal.

On Wednesday, students enrolled in UConn’s 4-H program came to visit the capitol. This program is important for individuals who are interested in growing a career in agriculture. Rep. Piscopo had the opportunity to meet with enrollees and learn more about their course of studies.

April is World Autism Month

Posted on April 8, 2024


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April is World Autism Month. Join us in spreading awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), what resources are available, and to dismantle negative stigma that can be associated with it. Our caucus will continue to strive to craft policies, similar to P.A. 23-137 that eliminated wait lists for services and expanded autism Medicaid waivers, that promote a more inclusive society.

Resources available:

>>>DPH, Connecticut Collaborative to Improve Autism Services (Click Here)

>>>DSS, Autism Spectrum

Piscopo Attends Burlington Cub Scouts Meeting

Posted on March 28, 2024


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BURLINGTON – State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) was invited to the Cub Scouts Pack 23 meeting recently to talk to them about their state government. One of the requirements the scouts have is to meet with one of their elected public officials. Piscopo attended the meeting to provide an overview of the General Assembly, explain how bills become laws, and to host a mock debate about the issues impacting the scouts’ community.

“One of the best parts of my job is meeting with students and scouts who are

Agriculture Day in Hartford

Posted on March 21, 2024


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HARTFORD – State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) participated in “Agriculture Day” on Wednesday, March 20. Future Farmers of America chapters throughout Connecticut visit the Capitol Complex to meet with lawmakers and to share their Vo-Ag program experiences. As a member of the legislature’s Environment Committee, Piscopo understands the importance of Vo-Ag programs. “It’s critical that Connecticut students are able to explore careers within the state’s growing agriculture industry. Traditional

Piscopo Visits Harwinton Consolidated School

Posted on March 18, 2024


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HARWINTONRead Across America took place at Harwinton Consolidated School. State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) visited students and read Deborah Marcero’s ‘Out of a Jar.’ The story does a masterful job of breaking down the importance of sharing emotions and not hiding your feelings from family and friends. “I had an enriching experience reading this story to the students in Harwinton. They were engaged and asked me great questions after we finished the book. I look forward to visiting them

Piscopo Testifies in Support of Campground Legislation

Posted on March 4, 2024


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Hartford – State Rep. John Piscopo (R-Thomaston) testified before the Judiciary Committee on Monday afternoon in support of legislation speaking to the operations of private campgrounds. The legislation seeks to provide a clear understanding to those utilizing private campgrounds of the inherent risks involved with recreating in an outdoor environment.

“We really just want to clarify the responsibility of certain parties in the event someone gets hurt on a private campground,” said Piscopo. “We want

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