Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Electricity Rate Increase

Posted on July 31, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to my office recently with concerns regarding electricity increases charged by Eversource as of July 1. I am writing to reassure you that I have heard your concerns, and I have taken action.

I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to Marissa Paslick Gillett, Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA); John W. Betkoski III, Vice Chairman of PURA; and Michael Caron, Utility Commissioner of PURA calling for an immediate suspension to these

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Police Accountability Statement from State Representative John Piscopo

Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin


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“I have received many comments regarding the police accountability bill recently put forth before the legislature. I have opposed bills like this many times in the past as a detriment to law enforcement. Enacting changes to ‘Qualified Immunity’ is not sound policy, and I oppose removing that protection for those that put their lives on the line for our safety, our communities, and our state. I also opposed this bill for several other reasons. Namely, we should not immediately go into a special legislative

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Police Accountability Bill Listening Session

Posted on July 16, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out about the draft bill addressing police accountability now being considered by the state legislature.

The CT General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee has just announced that a virtual listening session on the proposed bill will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members regarding proposed legislation on police accountability.

To access the rules of the Listening Session, please

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Limited DMV Reopening Starting Today

Posted on June 23, 2020 by admin


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The governor announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning today

Services available in-person, by appointment only, include:

Licenses and Non-Driver ID Cards (new and renewal)

Out-of-State Transfers

CDL Upgrade – HAMDEN OFFICE ONLY

  • All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here
  • Select services are also accessible online
  • Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s Danbury, New Britain, Norwich and Old Saybrook

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Phase Two Reopening June 17th

Posted on June 8, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont recently announced that Connecticut’s second phase of reopening initially scheduled for June 20th, will begin three days early on June 17th. The Department of Economic and Community Development has published specific guidelines and best practices for each business sector in order to safely reopen. Businesses are not required to reopen, that decision rests with individual business owners.

Phase Two Rules by Sector:
• Amusement Parks
• Hotels / Lodging
• Restaurants
• Museums, zoos,

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Legislators Support Outdoor High School Graduations later this Summer.

Posted on May 29, 2020 by admin


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Area state lawmakers have sent two letters to Gov. Ned Lamont saying they are encouraged that he is considering the possibility of allowing outdoor high school graduations in July or August.

The lawmakers highlighted the efforts of Terryville High School senior Jacob Zappone, who launched a petition to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state Board of Education to allow for schools to hold outdoor graduations while socially distancing and having no spectators. The petition is here: http://chng.it/9sq9gRkm

They

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Lane Shifts and Scheduled Four-Month Ramp Closures on Route 8 in Thomaston

Posted on May 26, 2020 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing lane shifts on Route 8, the scheduled four-month closure of the Route 8 southbound Exit 38 off-ramp, and scheduled four-month closure of the Route 8 northbound Exit 38 on-ramp. The lane shifts and closures are necessary to facilitate Stage 2 construction activities associated with the rehabilitation of Bridges 03350 and 03351 on Route 8 in Thomaston.

Construction will begin on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. As a result, Exit 38 the route 8 Southbound

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COVID-19 Capitol Update

Posted on May 22, 2020 by admin


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Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan began May 20, 2020. This applies to offices, retail and malls, outdoor-only seating for restaurants, and the outdoor sections of zoos and museums.

This week, the governor also issued Executive Order 7PP, which repeals some of the previous executive orders restricting certain business operations. Specifically, the order extends restrictions on large gatherings, indoor gyms, and movie theaters until June 20. The order also states that summer schools may not

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Reopen CT COVID-19 Update

Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin


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Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan began May 20, 2020. This applies to offices, retail and malls, outdoor-only seating for restaurants, and the outdoor sections of zoos and museums.

This week, the governor also issued Executive Order 7PP, which repeals some of the previous executive orders restricting certain business operations. Specifically, the order extends restrictions on large gatherings, indoor gyms, and movie theaters until June 20. The order also states that summer schools may not

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