Posted on January 5, 2022
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
First, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.
I want to remind you that I will be having a coffee hour on Wednesday, January 5th at 8am at Best Edibles Deli in Trumbull. Please come and join me to discuss the state issues that concern you.
As we enter January, you may want to take a look at a useful resource put together by the Office of Legislative Research that outlines certain changes to laws and other items of note that will either go into effect on Jan. 1, or have…
Posted on December 16, 2021
A Juvenile Justice Forum was held at the Trumbull Library on Monday evening. The event was co-hosted by several area legislators including State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134), Ben McGorty (R-122) and Craig Fishbein (R-Wallingford). The Ranking Member of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, Rep. Craig Fishbein, delivered a presentation that detailed years of legislative reform that has resulted in an ineffective juvenile justice system.
These reforms include raising the age…
Posted on November 9, 2021
TRUMBULL – On Sunday State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) in conjunction with Homes For The Brave hosted a wildly successful ‘Stuff-A-Humvee’ collecting donations for local veterans.
During the two-hour donation drive the legislators collected a Humvee full of non-perishable food items and toiletries that will be donated to local veterans in need.
“I couldn’t be more-proud of our very generous and caring Trumbull community and I believe that…
Posted on October 1, 2021
There are numerous new state laws and regulations that will take effect in Connecticut starting today, October 1. Below is a selection of some of those laws followed by a link to a full list:
PA 21-28 clarifies the rules for pedestrians in crosswalks
Starting October 1st, drivers must slow down or stop if a pedestrian is in the crosswalk or indicated that they are going to cross.
Seat Belt Law
PA 21-175 increases seat belt law to include all passengers.
Starting October 1st, all…
Posted on September 24, 2021
When the Connecticut House of Representatives next meets on Monday, September 27th it will be in a special session to vote on a seventh extension of the Governor’s emergency powers, this time at least until February.
The Governor insists that Connecticut’s public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations must be extended, but our neighbors to the north in Massachusetts have still managed COVID effectively in their schools and workplaces, even though their governor, Gov. Charlie Baker ended…
Posted on September 24, 2021
TRUMBULL- State Rep. David Rutigliano will be having his monthly coffee hours on October 6th – 8:00am, Coffee and Conversation at Best Edibles Deli in Trumbull.
Rutigliano plans to hold the coffee hour 8:00am every first Wednesday of the month.
Best Edibles Deli in Trumbull is located at 4235 Madison Avenue.
Rep. Rutigliano restarted the legislative conversations back up this September for constituents…
Posted on August 30, 2021
Each year on August 31st the world recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day aimed to raise awareness of drug and alcohol overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.
International Overdose Awareness Day represents an opportunity to mobilize and educate people and become more proactive in addiction prevention in homes, relationships and the communities we live in.
The effects of Covid has led to a rise in overdose deaths the last year and a half to the with 1,378 confirmed drug overdose…
Posted on August 20, 2021
HARTFORD — State Reps Dave Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) joined their colleagues last week in backing a list of specific policies they’ve identified to reform the state’s juvenile justice laws and seek accountability for the victims of Connecticut’s summer juvenile crime wave.
During a news conference on the North Steps of the Capitol in Hartford, House Republicans listed over a dozen specific statutory and policy changes they would make, centered around three core…
Posted on July 29, 2021
The nonprofit RecycleCT is launching a new app (downloadable from the App Store and Google Play) that will allow users to type in an item to find out if it can be placed in the recycling bin or not. Often, entire truckloads of recycling may be rejected because they are mixed with non-recyclables, making it extremely difficult to sort at the facilities. This useful tool will help residents and municipalities determine what will be accepted, hence cutting down on waste. It will also save money towns…
Posted on July 9, 2021
The Office of Legislative Research, the non-partisan office within the Connecticut General Assembly, puts together a number of reports regarding various topics that passed during the legislative session pertaining to the residents of Connecticut.
This office has recently released their 2021 Major Public Acts publication and I wanted to share this information with you. More specific reports are to follow, but this outlines many of the major bills that may affect you.
Just a few highlights from the…