Arts Endowment Fund Grants Awarded Locally

Posted on March 16, 2023

Hartford–The Connecticut Office of the Arts recently awarded Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund (CAEF) grants totaling $864,233 to 165 organizations across the state.

CAEF grants provide general operating support that organizations may use toward programming, administrative or operational costs, capital projects, equipment, or to build their own endowments.

Locally, The Palace Theater Group, Inc. in Waterbury was awarded $4,121 and Waterbury Ballet Company (Brass City Ballet) in Middlebury was awarded

Hearing Scheduled on Proposed Public Safety Bill

Posted on March 10, 2023

Hartford – One of the House Republican bills to make our communities safer will receive a public hearing Monday.

Our bill (H.B. 6878) would restore a police officer’s ability to perform a consent search of a motor vehicle, an important tool to keep drugs and illegal weapons off our streets. It also seeks to ensure that people on the sex offender registry have registered his/her actual residential address. The legislation would also allow law enforcement to pursue vehicles operated by persons suspected

Rep. Pizzuto Participates in Read Across America Week in Waterbury

Posted on March 4, 2023

Waterbury- Rep. Bill Pizzuto was invited to a Waterbury school as a guest reader as part of Read Across America Week celebrations. He visited Tinker Elementary School and shared the story “Silly Sally” with the students.

“I had such a fun time visiting with Tinker Teacher of the Year Mrs. Brown & her class. Thank you for inviting me as a guest reader,” said Pizzuto.

The National Education Association launched Read Across America in 1998 as a year-round program to celebrate reading. Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Rep. Pizzuto Joins Colleagues in Petitioning Bill to Provide Residents and Business with Financial Relief, Force Hearing on Proposal to Eliminate Highway Use Tax

Posted on February 23, 2023

HARTFORD—State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-71) has joined his colleagues in the House Republican caucus in using a parliamentary procedure to bring a bill to a public hearing that would eliminate the new highway use tax (HUT) on heavyweight trucks.

Republicans petitioned to raise H.B. 5290, An Act Eliminating the Highway Use Tax, after the Finance Committee’s Democratic leadership refused to hear it. Republicans on Tuesday secured the required 51 petition signatures to force a public hearing on

Rep. Pizzuto Votes in Support of State Police Contract

Posted on January 25, 2023

HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-Middlebury), today voted in favor of a new State Police Union contract. The document was approved on a vote of 142-1.

“Last week I had the opportunity to be in the Mayor’s Office with the Police Chief and other state Senators and Representatives where we discussed the correlation between local municipal police contracts and state police contracts. We realized the City of Waterbury should have 300 officers, but they’re down about 50. After that meeting,

Pizzuto, House Republicans Unveil Session Priorities for Cannabis Safety

Posted on January 25, 2023

HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-Middlebury) stood with House Republicans on Tuesday and unveiled caucus proposals aimed at creating a safer environment surrounding the recreational use and retail sale of cannabis.

“We’re not trying to legislate morality; we’re trying to address public health and safety issues.  We shouldn’t be enticing people to use cannabis products even though it’s legal, which is why I support proposals such as childproof packaging and warning labels like those

Pizzuto, Republicans Unveil A Better Way To Energy Affordability

Posted on January 18, 2023

HARTFORD – State Rep. Bill Pizzuto (R-71) joined Senate and House Republican Leaders Tuesday to detail a comprehensive package of policy proposals to reduce the cost of electric bills and make energy more affordable over the long term.

The policies will reduce energy costs for Connecticut families by over $362 million per year, saving the average household over $210 next year.  In the long run, the plan will drive down costs by even more and implement important ratepayer protections against utilities.

Pizzuto Takes Oath of Office to Serve Middlebury, Waterbury

Posted on January 4, 2023

HARTFORD — State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-71st) was sworn in for his first full term at the State Capitol in Hartford today. Pizzuto, who joins his 151 colleagues in the House of Representatives, says he is ready to get to work for the residents of Middlebury and Waterbury.

For the 2023-2024 session, House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora appointed Rep. Pizzuto to serve as a member of the General Law Committee, Children’s Committee, and the Human Services Committee.  Previously, he served

CCM Member Towns Eligible for ProAct Prescription Discount Card

Posted on December 14, 2022


Residents of the member towns of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) are able to receive a FREE PRO ACT PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD which reportedly can save an average of 45 percent off the retail price of medications, with discounts also available for vision, LASIK and hearing care services. (This benefit is especially valuable for people without health insurance or a traditional pharmacy benefit plan, or for patients

Wreaths Across America to Stop in Connecticut on Dec. 17th

Posted on November 30, 2022

Wreaths Across America (WAA) will honor Veterans during a ceremony at the State Veterans Cemetery Middletown Connecticut (CTMVCM) on December 17, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

WAA is also travelling the country with its Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE), a rolling interactive museum that shares the organization’s mission to Remember the nation’s fallen veterans, Honor those who serve, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.

In January of 2022, the MEE left Maine and began its national tour in