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Vail’s Municipal Reimbursement Bill Approved by Legislature

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) co-sponsored legislation that was approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening in order to update the Department of Correction (DOC) reimbursement formula in the event an inmate needs to be transported to a hospital for medical care. Prior to the positive legislative action on the bill, municipalities were not being reimbursed for the ambulatory transportation services required for such operations.

“Prior to the passage of this

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State’s Captive Insurance Program Update

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The state legislature established a not-for-profit captive insurance company, or captive insurer, to help homeowners repair or replace crumbling concrete foundations with the lowest possible amount of borrowed funds. On Monday, it was announced that the captive insurance company will receive a $20 million installment allowing it to begin the process of providing financial assistance to affected homeowners. Many House Republican legislators, representing the towns experiencing the greatest

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Vail Encourages Participation in Save-A-Suit

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – On Thursday, May 30th, there will be a suit drive held at the State Capitol in order to collect clothing to help veterans prepare for job interviews. Often, veterans do not have the immediate resources to purchase a suit when looking for potential employment options following their service. Consequently, state lawmakers are urging participation in Save-A-Suit, an annual drive to collect business suits, for both men and women. If you have a gently used suit jacket, or suit, please consider

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Vail, Veterans Committee Hosting Help-A-Hero – Wednesday, May 22

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – On Wednesday, May 22nd, from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. there will be a Humvee parked at the State Capitol. Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) is urging residents from all over the state to drop by and help fill the Humvee with goods to help our homeless veterans.

Items needed include:

  • Healthcare and hygiene items for men and women
  • Tooth brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • T-Shirts
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Gift Cards

All donations go directly toward helping homeless veterans and will be distributed

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Vail’s Atlantic Standard Time Provision Moves Forward

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) praised the action of the Government Administration and Election Committee in passing his proposed provision to adopt Atlantic Standard Time, keeping Connecticut in one static time zone, year-round. The committee passed the legislation in bi-partisan fashion, with a final vote tally of 13-2.

“When I first proposed this concept a couple of years ago, nobody in the building took it seriously. I think that the recent action of the GAE Committee

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