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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS BLASTS DEMOCRATS FOR AUTOMATICALLY ERASING HATE CRIME CONVICTIONS

Posted on June 7, 2021


The Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) Conservative Caucus today blasted Democrats for voting to automatically erase hate crimes from the records of convicted felons, weakening the Judicial system and making Connecticut less safe with passage of their “Clean Slate” legislation.

“Democrats have a very one-sided, progressive agenda that runs roughshod over the regular people of our state who need and deserve balanced, reasonable legislation that they are not currently getting,” Rep. Kimberly Fiorello

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Rep. Polletta Applauds Passage of a Bill to Encourage New Vehicle Registration within 30 Days

Posted on June 7, 2021


State Representative Joe Polletta (R-68), Ranking Member of the legislature’s Housing Committee, worked with members on both sides of the aisle to secure passage of S.B. 261, An Act Concerning Recommendations by the Department of Motor Vehicles, which passed the House during a legislative session on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Rep. Polletta hailed final passage of the bill that seeks to encourage new residents to register their vehicles within 30 days. Namely, sections 30-32 of the legislation addresses

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Rep. Polletta, Senator Berthel Host Memorial Day Food Drive to Benefit Local Community

Posted on May 27, 2021


State Representative Joe Polletta (R-68) and State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32) with the help of Commander Mike Minervio and VFW Post No. 7330 hosted a successful Memorial Day Food Drive on Saturday, May 22, 2021 to benefit local veterans.

During the event, which was held at VFW Post 7330, 85 Davis Street in Oakville, the legislators answered questions pertaining to state government and/or legislative issues, and enjoyed the opportunity to engage with members of the community.

“Memorial Day is a holiday

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Local Legislators to Hold Virtual Informational Forum on Proposed Zoning Legislation

Posted on May 3, 2021


State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71), David Labriola (R-131), Rosa Rebimbas (R-70), Joe Polletta (R-68) and Cindy Harrison (R-69), with State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32), will be co-hosting an “Informational Forum on the Impact of Pending Legislation on Local Zoning, Land Use and Affordable Housing” on Monday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Live.

The forum, which will feature guest panelists and Planning & Development Committee Ranking Members, State Representative Joe Zullo and State Senator

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ALERT: New Proposed Taxes

Posted on April 27, 2021


Late last week, legislative Democrats unveiled their latest tax and spend plan which calls for a 5.5 percent increase in spending and $1.9 billion in new taxes over the next two years; $3.2 billion over the next three years.
Even as a historic package of $6.2 billion in federal COVID-19 recovery funds flow into Connecticut through the American Rescue Plan Act, the Democrat-dominated Appropriations and Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committees have countered the governor’s relatively conservative

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Upcoming Veterans Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics

Posted on April 9, 2021


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 8 a.m.

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Reminder: Individuals Ages 16-44 Eligible to Register for COVID Vaccine Tomorrow!

Posted on March 31, 2021


This is a reminder that Connecticut residents between the ages of 16 and 44 who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccination will be eligible beginning tomorrow, April 1!

Visit the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Portal to view scheduling options.

Those currently eligible to receive a vaccination will continue to be eligible. This includes:

  • All individuals over the age of 45;
  • Healthcare personnel;
  • Medical first responders;
  • Residents and staff of long-term care facilities;
  • Residents and staff of select congregate

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Rep. Polletta, House Republicans Call for a Chance to Participate in Democracy as a Co-equal Branch of Government

Posted on March 26, 2021


On Thursday, March 25, 2021, State Representative Joe Polletta (R-68) condemned state Democrats for refusing to place reasonable restraints on the powers of the Executive Branch during declared civil preparedness emergencies, and for extending Governor Lamont’s current emergency authority to May 2021, almost the end of the legislative session.

Among several claims, the governor said one reason to extend his authority is so Connecticut will receive a full share of federal Covid-relief money.

“We are

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Rep. Polletta Calls for a Chance to Participate in Democracy as a Co-equal Branch of Government

Posted on March 25, 2021


State to Loosen COVID-19 Restrictions Starting Today, March 19

Posted on March 19, 2021


I just wanted to remind you that as of today, March 19, the state is loosening some restrictions on businesses, houses of worship, and athletic activities.

Friday, March 19, 2021:

  • All capacity limits will be lifted on restaurants (8-person table capacity, 11:00 p.m. closing time remain), retail, libraries, personal services, theaters (50 percent capacity), gyms/fitness centers, offices, houses of worship, museums, aquariums, and zoos
  • Private residences may host up to 25 people indoors, 100 people

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