Posted on July 15, 2021
HARTFORD — During a special session in the Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday, State Representative Tony Scott (R-Monroe, Newtown) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in opposing further extension of the Governor’s emergency powers past the end of the summer.
Connecticut now remains the only Northeastern state, other than Rhode Island, that has granted additional emergency authorization to its Governor to issue binding executive orders, and the Lamont administration has given legislators…
Posted on June 30, 2021
HB 6633: An Act Restructuring Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Improving Fund Solvency
Posted on May 28, 2021
HARTFORD, Conn. — State Representative Tony Scott (R-112th) voted against a bill Thursday night that would automatically conceal a broad range of criminal and misdemeanor offenses from Connecticut employers and landlords during a criminal background check.
Senate Bill 1019, which was referred to the House following a party-line vote in the Senate, would erase all Class E and certain Class D felonies from an individual’s criminal record after a defined period, including certain hate crimes, criminally…
Posted on May 14, 2021
HARTFORD — State Representative Tony Scott (R-112th) joined House members of both parties this week in approving a bill ensuring the future solvency of the state unemployment trust fund, a resolution to the looming crisis of unemployment debts facing businesses during the pandemic. In addition, Scott and other lawmakers unanimously approved a resolution enabling the legislature to review the future use of emergency powers by Connecticut governors.
On Wednesday, the House…
Posted on May 13, 2021
I just wanted to provide you with an update on the state’s budget process, including an alternative plan for use of the state’s federal pandemic aid and a brewing constitutional debate over the use of an off-budget spending account.
House Republicans recently unveiled an alternative proposal for the use of that aid to address the lingering challenges of COVID, as well as position our state for future growth.
Most importantly, our plan recognizes…
Posted on April 28, 2021
HARTFORD — Following a joint news conference with Republican leaders and advocates at Minuteman Park in Hartford, State Representative Tony Scott (R-112th) joined his colleagues in speaking out against a proposal that would raise gas prices for Connecticut residents.
Rep. Scott, who represents Monroe and Newtown in the House of Representatives, says the implementation of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is expected to impose a new $88 million tax on gasoline purchases within the first…
Posted on April 20, 2021
HARTFORD — During a session of the House of Representatives that stretched into the late hours of the night, State Representative Tony Scott (R-112th) cast his vote against a controversial bill which would take important medical decision-making away from parents and lead to many Connecticut children being un-enrolled from their schools.
Scott, who represents the residents of Monroe and a portion of Newtown, said the proposed elimination of the state’s long-standing religious exemption for childhood…
Posted on April 19, 2021
HARTFORD — State Representative Tony Scott (R-112th) was sworn in for his first term at the State Capitol in Hartford today alongside his wife, Jennifer, and two daughters. Scott, who joins his 150 colleagues in the House of Representatives at the halfway point of the 2021 legislative session, says he is ready to get to work for the residents of Monroe and Newtown.
Posted on April 15, 2021
I would like to encourage anyone who is interested in staying up to date with news and information from my office, to please visit repscott.com and sign up to receive my electronic newsletter.
Here are a few examples as to the types of items being sent:
*** Legislative meeting information
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*** Capitol happenings (bills being brought to the House floor for a vote)
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