Rep. Simanski Achieves 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 19, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) earned a perfect voting record during the 2019 legislative session. According to information released by the House Clerk’s office there were 392 votes taken this year during the Regular and Special Sessions.

“During this past legislative session we had many important debates on major issues such as the budget, regulations and education policy. Constituents expect us to serve their interests and vote on the issues,” said Rep. Simanski. “It’s an honor to serve the residents of Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland and New Hartford and I am proud to have maintained a perfect voting and attendance record.”

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 18-24

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24.

This year, legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of

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Diversionary Bear Feeding is Officially Over in Hartland

Posted on July 18, 2019 by admin


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After Monday night’s P&Z meeting in Hartland, Dr. Charles Munn stated he was, “giving up on his diversionary experiment” and discontinuing any further activities in Hartland.

 

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Rep. Simanski and Sen. Witkos Host Town Hall in New Hartford

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin


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NEW HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) and State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) hosted a legislative update on the recently concluded 2019 regular legislative session at Town Hall on Tuesday, June 26th.

The legislative update began with a brief overview of the major topics from the legislative session. Residents from shared their questions, comments and concerns about state government with Sen. Witkos and Rep. Simanski. Most shared their concerns about state finances and concerns about the proposed installation of tolls and new sales taxes on services such as dry cleaning.

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North Central Legislators Tour Thrall Family Malt Farm

Posted on June 25, 2019 by admin


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WINDSOR – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Christopher Davis (R-57) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61) toured the Thrall Family Malt House with Spencer and Sarah Thrall on Thursday, June 13th.

Malt is produced by germinating grains by soaking them in water and then drying them with hot air to stop further germination. The malted grain is used in a variety of products from beer and whiskey to baked goods and malt vinegar.

Rep. Simanski commented, “It was exciting to see the whole process from the harvested grain to the final product. I was impressed with the variety that they can produce to meet the different needs to craft breweries.”

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North Central Legislators Tour National Guard Small Air Terminal

Posted on June 19, 2019 by admin


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EAST GRANBY – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Christopher Davis (R-57), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Tom Delnicki (R-14) toured the recently completed Small Air Terminal at the Bradley Air National Guard Base on Thursday, June 13th.

The Representatives were welcomed by Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard Major General Evon and the tour was conducted by 103rd Airlift Wing Commander Colonel Gwinn, and United States Air Force Master Sergeant Ewings.

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Rep. Simanski to Host Legislative Update in New Hartford

Posted on June 12, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD— State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) will be hosting a Legislative Update in New Hartford with State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) on Tuesday, June 25th.

Legislative Update

Tuesday, June 25th

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall, Third Floor Senior Center

530 Main Street, New Hartford

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North Central Legislators Vote No on Tax & Spend Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Carol Hall (R-59) after hours of debate rejected the Democrat budget that raises hundreds of millions in sales taxes, raids the transportation fund to pay for ongoing services and hikes income taxes on thousands of small business owners.

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CT Open House Day, June 8th

Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

June 8th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 15th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering visitors free or discounted admissions.

Make sure to check out the website to see a town by town directory of events. Below are the listings in our area:

Barkhamsted

Memorial Day

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, let us remember that this is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, making the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

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