Posted on January 20, 2021 by mmeadows
On Friday, House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora commented on the latest Office of Policy Managements report on consensus revenue estimates. Here is Friday’s press release along with my thoughts on this report.
To view the January 15, 2021 Consensus Revenue Report click here.
STATEMENT FROM HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER VINCENT CANDELORA ON CONSENSUS REVENUE ESTIMATES
“While it’s great to see an improvement in revenue figures, it’s not news that should cause any of us to relax. The reality is that…
Posted on December 17, 2020 by mmeadows
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Today, I join my House Republican colleagues in calling for legislation aimed at providing relief for Connecticut’s struggling bar and restaurant industry, which has been critically impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Since the beginning of this outbreak, life has changed for so many people across Connecticut and everyone has been impacted in one way or another. When it comes to our small businesses, restrictions and government-mandated closures have had a crippling effect…
Posted on November 25, 2020 by Admin
Saturday, November 28, is Small Business Saturday. This is a day to “shop small” and support our local establishments. This is especially important this year because of the hardships our state’s businesses and their employees have faced during the COVID-19 outbreak. I highly encourage you to consider shopping locally for your goods and items.
Posted on November 20, 2020 by Admin
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. This uniquely American holiday represents so much to so many across our great country. This year, in the face of adversity, I am humbly requesting that you celebrate this important holiday with family – as it is your Constitutional Right to do so.
No government body or official can infringe…
Posted on November 10, 2020 by Admin
Litchfield – State Rep. David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield), and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) applauded a slate of grants that were recently allocated to towns in the Northwest Corner including, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris and Woodbury. The grants are coming as part of an $11 million Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) allocation to 94 small towns across the state.
“I am grateful for the STEAP grants that will benefit my fellow residents in our rural corner of the state. This…
Posted on October 26, 2020 by Admin
HARTFORD – Rep. David Wilson (R-Litchfield) applauded a recent announcement that the state has allocated $15 million from its Coronavirus Relief Fund, a portion of which will go directly to the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board, to statewide workforce development programs. Funding will be used for innovative job training. The ultimate goals of the initiative are to connect these newly-trained workers with in-demand jobs and drive down unemployment.
“This is the type of investment that…
Posted on October 16, 2020 by Admin
In August, PURA initiated docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’ responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls.
Any member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the following web links:
Posted on September 17, 2020 by Admin
The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we will hold STAND DOWN 2020 on September 24th and 25th. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community based non-profits. We hope this new approach to Stand Down will…
Posted on September 10, 2020 by Admin
Hartford – The Connecticut Dept. of Labor recently announced the federal approval of the Lost Wages Assistance program, which will provide a supplemental unemployment benefit to claimants that have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
Those wishing to qualify for the benefit will need to self-certify through the state’s Dept. of Labor. To learn more about the program click here, or read more information below.
Posted on September 8, 2020 by Admin
Hartford – State Representative David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) signed onto a letter asking Governor Lamont to reconsider a recent announcement that would not allow high schools across Connecticut to have football programs this fall. To read the letter, click here. While it was not made clear what exact metrics were used in the decision-making process, the official announcement came from the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Council (CIAC) on Thursday, September 3.
“The knee jerk reaction to remove…