Posted on May 20, 2019 by jdooley
HARTFORD- In a state Department of Public Health ceremony for Connecticut Emergency Medical Services (EMS), State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) recognized Trumbull Volunteer EMT Jen DiJoseph who was named the recipient of the Connecticut George A. Ganung Award.
Jen DiJoseph received the award for her volunteer dedication to the service of others.
Rep. Rutigliano said, “EMT/EMS volunteers, like Jen go above and beyond to assist our Trumbull residents in many life or death situations. Connecticut and Trumbull EMS/EMT services always have an advocate here in Hartford and I will continue to speak up on matters that affect our community.”
Posted on May 15, 2019 by jdooley
HARTFORD- State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) co-sponsored a proposal which would amend the definition of narcotic substance to include fentanyl, which currently is only listed as a synthetic drug, meaning it carries a lesser sentence. The measure passed the House of Representatives on Monday.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, which is more addictive and deadly than opioids or heroin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl depresses central nervous system and respiratory functions and is estimated to be 80 times more potent than morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin.
The legislation, HB-5524, An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl would increase penalties for the dealing and manufacturing of fentanyl and its derivatives adding them to the same category as heroin.
“We need to punish the street dealers harshly for selling this deadly drug. Fentanyl seems to be finding its way into so many other substances, sometimes instantly killing its users. Changing the definition will permit state prosecutors and judges to level heftier sentences,” said Rep. Rutigliano. (more…)
Posted on May 7, 2019 by jdooley
TRUMBULL — In anticipation of Flag Day, State Reps. David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin and Ben McGorty in cooperation with the Trumbull American Legion Post #141 are encouraging Trumbull residents to dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.
The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with American Legion Post #141.
The Trumbull state legislative…
Posted on April 12, 2019 by jdooley
TRUMBULL- Each year State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-Trumbull) visits the 4th graders at Daniels Farm School and has a discussion with the class about state and local government issues, this year was no different.
“It is always fun and engaging conversation with the students. The kids asked many smart questions and seemed really interested on state government. I look forward every year to their visit to the State Capitol in the spring,” said Rep. Rutigliano.
Rep. Rutigliano and the students talked…
Posted on April 8, 2019 by jdooley
TRUMBULL- State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are inviting Trumbull constituents to a Forum with the Office of the Healthcare Advocate on ways for residents to potentially save on their healthcare plans.
WHAT: Trumbull Forum with the Office of the Healthcare Advocate
WHEN: Monday, April 29 from 6:30 – 8:00pm
WHERE: Trumbull Town Hall – Council Chamber at 5866 Main Street in Trumbull
According to both Reps. Rutigliano and McGorty, the goal of the forum is to highlight…
Posted on April 2, 2019 by jdooley
HARTFORD — Trumbull state legislators, State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) all voted against a new two-year contract Wednesday for newly unionized lawyers working for State Attorney General William Tong that includes raises costing the state an additional $3.3 million starting in the second year.
Rep. Rutigliano said, “I am disappointed that the Democrats in Hartford decided to rubber-stamp these exorbitant and lavish union agreements without consideration of the impacts on taxpayers or the programs. We simply do not have the money in our state budget to pay for these contracts, no wonder they need to raise taxes.” …
Posted on March 27, 2019 by jdooley
TRUMBULL– State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) hosted their Fifth Annual House of Representatives Women’s History Month Essay Contest at the Trumbull Library on Saturday March 22nd.
In the spirit of March being Women’s History Month, sixth grade students from Trumbull schools submitted essays on the topic, Important Women in Connecticut’s History and How Their Contributions to the State and Nation Affect Me.”
Each student wrote a 300-word…
Posted on March 1, 2019 by jdooley
HARTFORD- Today State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) stood side-by-side with Trumbull First Selectwoman Vicki Tesoro along with State Rep. Laura Devlin, who is a member of the legislature’s Education committee, testifying against proposals that would strip local control away from our school district with plans to force districts to regionalize.
A public hearing of the Education committee drew thousands of state residents opposed to the proposals which would force school districts to regionalize.…