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Rutigliano: Governor issues – Executive order 9B – fines for in proper mask wearing and social distancing

Posted on September 16, 2020 by jdooley


Last night, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order No. 9B – his 70th – which amends current self-quarantine guidelines for travelers from other states with high COVID-19 levels and imposes fines for people who do not properly wear certain protective equipment.

With regard to the implementation of fines, the order enacts:

Authorization for the issuance of fines: Authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal chief elected officers, and state and local police to issue

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Rutigliano Op-ed: Drug Overdose, The Other Health Emergency

Posted on September 4, 2020 by jdooley


Drug Overdose, The Other Health Emergency

Last Monday at the State Capitol, I joined state officials and advocates to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day.  Unfortunately, COVID is not the only health crisis we are dealing with right now. The damage done by the opioid crisis continues to take to many lives and damage families across Connecticut and our nation

Because of the social and emotional toll on state residents due to the pandemic and the job losses, there has been a 22% increase

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Rep. Rutigliano Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on September 1, 2020 by jdooley


HARTFORD- Today at the State Capitol, State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) joined state officials and advocates for a press conference in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Rep. Rutigliano stood with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Governor Ned Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Commissioner of the State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph. D., representatives of the Center for Addiction Recovery and the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction

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Rutigliano Calls for Elimination of Sales Tax of Personal Protection Equipment

Posted on August 21, 2020 by jdooley


HARTFORD- With the governor calling on all state residents to wear face masks in all public places to curb the spread of the CoronavirusState Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) is calling for a repeal of the state sales tax on face masks and other personal protection products, like face shields and latex/rubber gloves.

“It’s just wrong that state government is collecting tax revenue from residents on what has become personal protection products that we all need,” said Rep. Rutigliano. “State government

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Trumbull Legislators: Major Issues with State-wide AB Program

Posted on August 5, 2020 by jdooley


TRUMBULL- With the primary election only days away, State Reps. Dave Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-123) are calling for an immediate investigation of the Connecticut’s Secretary of State’s Office (SOTS) after they notified town clerks across the state, that people who requested an Absentee Ballot for the August 11 Primary may not get one.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, the Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor cannot fulfill

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Rutigliano Stands with Police & School Resource Officers

Posted on July 30, 2020 by jdooley


TRUMBULL- Last week, State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) took a stand against a faulty police accountability measure that he believed was rushed through and did not have a full public vetting and could potentially do more harm than good for communities, like Trumbull, while also opposing federal legislation to eliminate School Resource Officers (SRO) in schools.

Rep. Rutigliano said, “Yes, I support greater transparency and more accountability for our Connecticut law enforcement officers but unfortunately

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Resources

Posted on June 2, 2020 by jdooley


Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:

Here are direct links for information on:

The following actions have been taken by Governor Lamont in a state-wide effort to mitigate the outbreak and provide Connecticut residents with appropriate

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Social Distance Drive-By Flag Collection Hosted by Trumbull State House Delegation

Posted on May 22, 2020 by jdooley


TRUMBULL — In anticipation of Flag Day, State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) 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 three lawmakers have made the flag collection an annual tradition for the last four years to commemorate Flag Day.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly

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Rep. Rutigliano: Self-Employed Can Apply for Unemployment

Posted on May 1, 2020 by jdooley


Many who are self-employed or independent contractors have been waiting anxiously to apply for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) passed through the federal CARES Act. The Connecticut Department of Labor has outlined a process that those who fall into this category can follow.

Step 1: Beginning today, self-employed individuals, gig economy workers and independent contractors can go to Click the blue button and fill out the application. Once submitted, you will get an email

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Rep. Rutigliano: (PPP) Small Business Assistance is Here

Posted on April 27, 2020 by jdooley


Second Round of Small Business Loans

With the passing of a second business relief package, the SBA will resume taking applications for business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Monday morning at 10:30.

The new package includes:

An additional $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with a greater focus on helping small businesses:

  • Minimum of $30 billion in PPP will be set aside for community development financial institutions,

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