Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland and New Hartford


Public Hearing on Tolls Wednesday (3/6)

Posted on March 4, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

The legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday (March 6) will hold a public hearing on two different bills that would bring highway tolls back to Connecticut.

The first bill (H.B. 7280) is from legislative Democrats, and the second (H.B. 7202) is from Gov. Ned Lamont.

Late last year, a well-publicized study on highway tolling indicated Connecticut residents could see as many as 82 toll gantries placed on highways throughout the state. Gov. Lamont, through his two-year budget

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Tolls Survey Results

Posted on March 4, 2019 by admin


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Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey on plans to install tolls on highways across Connecticut. There are alternatives, the House and Senate Republican Caucuses have continued to advocate for the Prioritize Progress Plan to fund our transportation needs. Working families and small businesses can’t afford a costly burden on daily commutes.

Rep. Simanski and First Selectman Kuhnly Host Office Hours in Granby

Posted on February 28, 2019 by admin


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GRANBY – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) and Granby First Selectman B. Scott Kuhnly held open office hours at the Granby Town Hall on January 22nd and February 22nd.

The two officials began hosting the joint office hours as a “one-stop shop” for residents to share their concerns about state and local issues.

“I want to thank everyone who joined us at town hall to share their thoughts,” said Rep. Simanski. “Many shared their serious concerns about the cost of living and the negative impact of increasing taxation. The state budget process is just beginning for the next biennium and as a member of the Appropriations Committee my focus will be on reining in excessive spending and protecting the successful reforms enacted in the previous bi-partisan budget.”

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Public Hearing on Forced School Regionalization on Friday 3/1/19

Posted on February 27, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Many constituents have communicated concerns over legislative proposals to force smaller school districts to regionalize into much larger ones.  On Friday, March 1st at 1:00 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, the Education Committee will be holding a public hearing on this topic.

The legislative proposals being heard are:

Senate Bill 457 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SIZE OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS 

Requires any school district with a student population of fewer than two thousand students to join a new or an existing regional school district until that district equals two thousand or more.

Senate Bill 738 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CREATION OF REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Requires towns to join state-created regional school districts similar in size to the state’s Probate Districts.

Governor’s Bill SB 874 AN ACT CONCERNING EDUCATION INITIATIVES AND SERVICES IN CONNECTICUT 

Creates a state Commission on Shared School Services for the purpose of developing a statewide plan for the redistricting or consolidation of school services and school districts.

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Granby Coffee Hour February 22nd

Posted on February 14, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This coming Friday, February 22nd I will be joining Granby First Selectman B. Scott Kuhnly for a Coffee Hour at Granby Town Hall (15 North Granby Road, Granby) from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Join us to share your questions, thoughts and concerns about state and local issues.

You can also RSVP on Facebook

Sincerely,

Bill Simanski – 62nd District

Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland & New Hartford