Rep. Piscopo Opposes Extending Gov. Lamont’s Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies

Posted on July 15, 2021


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During a special legislative session on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) voted 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, 2021.

“Connecticut is no longer in a state of emergency as we were in nearly a year ago during the height of the pandemic. Another round of emergency orders at this time that grants the governor near-unilateral control of the state

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Posted on July 12, 2021


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today denounced Governor Lamont’s latest attempt to extend his Emergency Authority and urged their colleagues to reject the move, calling it misguided and an abuse of the federal system designed to help states combat the spread of Covid-19.

Governor Lamont recently announced that he intends to continue his takeover of various powers of the legislature through at least September 30, 2021, claiming continued public health and civil

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Rep. Piscopo Hosts Successful Flag Day Collection Drive

Posted on June 15, 2021


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In observance of Flag Day on Monday, June 14th, State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) concluded a used and worn American Flag drive to give constituents the opportunity to properly dispose of their flags. The collection began on June 1st, with boxes stationed at the Town Halls in Thomaston, Burlington, and Harwinton, and concluded on June 11th, just before Flag Day. Four large bags of flags were collected and were disposed of with dignity according to the US Flag Code by American Legion Post 137.

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State Representative Piscopo and State Senators Witkos and Martin to Hold Worn American Flag Collection Drive

Posted on June 3, 2021


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In anticipation of Flag Day, observed on the 14th of June, State Representative John Piscopo, State Senators Kevin Witkos and Henri Martin will hold a flag collection drive so that residents can properly dispose of their worn, tattered, and faded American Flags.

Residents are encouraged to utilize flag collection boxes located at:
• Thomaston Town Hall, 158 Main Street, Thomaston
• Harwinton Town Hall, 100 Bentley Drive, Harwinton
• Burlington Town Hall, 200 Speilman Highway, Burlington

Drop-offs

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Retire Your Worn American Flags: June 1 – June 11

Posted on June 1, 2021


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Along with enjoying the summer season, we also observe several patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July. This makes it the perfect time to properly retire your worn, faded, and tattered American flags as you prepare to put on fresh new displays of the Stars and Stripes.

There will be three locations that residents can drop off their worn American flags for proper ceremonial disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code. Drop-off locations will receive flags from June 1st

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Letter to the Editor: Area State Legislative Delegation to Governor & Democrats: Knock it off

Posted on May 26, 2021


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The Governor and legislative Democrats have a plan that would increase the price of gas and another that would result in you paying more for everyday services and goods such as groceries. With help from dozens of residents, we sent them a very public message in Waterbury last week: “Knock it off.”

We’re writing to thank those who joined us at our rally against their new Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) gas tax as well as their proposal to install a mileage-based tax on heavy trucks. These

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Town of Burlington Awarded Democracy Cup

Posted on May 6, 2021


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BURLINGTON – On Friday morning, April 30, 2021, State Representative John Piscopo joined the Secretary of State Denise Merrill, Burlington First Selectman Theodore Shafer, along with local officials in celebrating the town of Burlington being awarded the 2020 Democracy Cup. Burlington was one of four Connecticut towns that earned this coveted award.

According to the secretary of state’s office, in the 2020 general election, a record 1,861,086 people cast a ballot out of an all-time high of 2,334,979

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Rep. Piscopo Opposes Massive Tax Hike with $1.9 Billion in New Taxes

Posted on April 26, 2021


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On Thursday, April 22, 2021, State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) voted against a revenue package that increases taxes by $1.9 billion dollars over the next two years. Ultimately, the measure passed out of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee with all Democrats voting in favor of the legislation and all Republicans opposing the measure.

“I hope that we can engage in open and transparent dialogue about state spending and revenue,” said Rep. Piscopo. “Increasing taxes by any amount, especially

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Upcoming Veterans Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics

Posted on April 9, 2021


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I just wanted you to know that the VA Connecticut Healthcare System is hosting several Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics for veterans at locations throughout the state.

Other clinics and locations are added to the VA’s online calendar as they are scheduled, so please check back often.

Upcoming Clinics:

  • April 10 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – New London Clinic, 4 Shaw’s Cove (Johnson and Johnson)
  • April 11 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Connecticut Veterans Home, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill (Moderna)
  • April 12 from

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State Government Interference in Local Affairs and Construction in Thomaston

Posted on April 9, 2021


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I’m writing to let you know about important legislation recently discussed in the legislature’s Planning and Development Committee, which includes several bills aimed at upending local control of land use decisions.

Among the bills is S.B. 1024, An Act Concerning Zoning Authority, Certain Design Guidelines, Qualifications of Certain Land Use Officials and Certain Sewage Disposal Systems. This proposal is built on recommendations from Desegregate CT, a special interest group that recently emailed

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