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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Rep. Simanski Participates in Capitol Prayer Network Breakfast

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) joined with members of the non-partisan Legislative Prayer Caucus to celebrate the annual Capitol Prayer Network Breakfast on April 30th. Rep. Simanski played guitar and sang the hymn “How Great Thou Art” with attendees from across the state.

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Copy of Rally Against Tolls – THIS SATURDAY 5/18

Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Last month, Democratic members of the Transportation Committee voted in favor of three-toll related proposals. Final passage of these bills (by the House and Senate) would begin the process of placing electronic toll gantries on our highways. The Governor’s constantly evolving proposals include as many as 50 gantries on I-84, I-91, I-95 and the Merritt Parkway, other proposals would allow tolls to be expanded to any other limited access highway such as Route 8, making us one of the most heavily tolled states in the country. Concurrent with the ongoing tolls debate, the Democratic majority has testified that they have “diverted” millions of dollars from reaching the Special Transportation Fund, the site where any toll money should go.

If you are opposed to a driving tax, join me and let your voice be heard. Please spread the word and reach out to family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else who doesn’t agree with the governor and majority party that tolls are the answer to our transportation related issues.

On Saturday, May 18th, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a Rally Against Tolls on the North Lawn of the State Capitol.

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Rep. Simanski Votes Against Controversial Minimum Wage Hike

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD—State Representative Simanski (R-62) on Thursday said the state’s business community can’t afford the crush of anti-employer policies pushed by Democrats and voted against a controversial proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15.

“This bill will be another nail in the coffin for our state’s reputation as a place to do business,” said Rep. Simanski. “If we want jobs and opportunity we need businesses small and large. Businesses are not the enemy and small businesses create the majority of our new jobs. This legislation will decrease the number of entry level jobs available and have a disparate impact on our cities and new workers trying find employment.”

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North Central Legislators Vote No on Increasing Spending

Posted on May 2, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Appropriations Committee members State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Carol Hall (R-59) voted no on the biennial state budget put forward by House and Senate Democrats in Committee on April, 30th.

“The budget passed by Democrats in the Appropriations Committee will require significant tax increases,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “Increasing spending over the next two years will further grow our deficit and require citizens to pay more of their hard earned income. The budget will make our state even less affordable.”

The budget passed by Democrats in the committee spends an extra $118 million over Governor Lamont’s proposed budget and will grow the cost of government by about $1 billion over the previous biennial budget.

Rep. Simanski commented, “This budget repeats many of the mistakes of the past and continues our bad habits. I am disappointed that this budget sweeps money from the Passport to Parks program to unrelated projects such as an environmental impact study for a Middletown fire training school.”

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Show your support for an alternative to tolls!

Posted on April 24, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Many constituents have reached out to express their concerns about proposals to install tolls on Connecticut highways including I-91, I-84 and in some proposed bills, potentially any other “limited access” road such as Rt. 8.

Last week, I attended a regional forum in Enfield featuring Transportation Committee Ranking Members Laura Devlin and Henri Martin to discuss transportation funding, proposed tolls legislation and present an alternative.

The Senate and House Republican proposal will finally receive a public hearing in the Finance Committee this Friday. You can testify, and tell the committee that Connecticut CAN’T AFFORD TOLLS.

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