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Rep. Wilson Facilitates American Flag Retirement Drive

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Photo: State Rep. David T. Wilson (right) stands with Litchfield’s First Selectman Leo Paul Jr. on the steps of Litchfield Town Hall with the flag return boxes.

LITCHFIELDState Rep. David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) hosted a retired American Flag drive to give the citizenry in the 66th Assembly District an opportunity to properly dispose of their worn or used flags. The drive solicited great participation. At its conclusion, there were three collection boxes filled to the brim with flags no longer

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Rep. Wilson Leads Nature Hike at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Woodbury – State Representative David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) assembled a group of recreational and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the 66th Assembly District, which is comprised of the towns of Woodbury, Bethlehem, Watertown, Middlebury, Morris, and Litchfield, last weekend in recognition of Connecticut’s Trails Day. This advocacy day is an annual tradition meant to promote the use of state and local parks.

State Rep. Wilson said, “I want to thank the Flanders Nature Center for having us out

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State Rep. David T. Wilson Opposes State Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) stood with his Republican colleagues to oppose the Democrat budget, which came up for debate during Monday’s House session. Legislators were given less than 24 hours to review the document before the Speaker called for a vote. The document is comprised of $752 million in increased taxes over two years, not including the tax on hospitals, and does not provide any financial relief to the state’s nonprofit providers.

“There is no evidence of structural

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State Rep. David T. Wilson Offers Alternative Option for Paid Family Leave

Posted on June 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – The legislature has approved a state-run family medical leave program that will be funded by job creators and a newly implemented payroll tax. State Rep. David T. Wilson opposed the legislation, but offered an alternative solution that would have allowed businesses to offer paid family medical leave through private insurers, without deducting money from employee paychecks.

Rep. Wilson said, “I have many concerns with this program, primarily because the state will now assume greater responsibility

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***WATCH*** Rep. David T. Wilson Introduces Chief James Koser to House of Representatives

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – Litchfield’s Fire Chief, James Koser, was recently recognized at the State Capitol for Fire/EMS Day. State Rep. David T. Wilson made a formal introduction to the chamber on Wednesday, May 29.

“It is an honor to welcome Litchfield’s Chief James Koser to the Capitol today in recognition of Fire/EMS Day. Chief Koser was recently inducted into the Connecticut Firefighter Hall of Fame and served Litchfield for 58 years. I want to thank all of our first responders for their continued efforts

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Rep. David T. Wilson Welcome Litchfield Distillery to Capitol

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative David T. Wilson welcomed Litchfield Distillery to the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 28. The distillery was visiting the Capitol as part of CT Made Day, which was an advocacy day created to promote businesses that make and sell their goods within Connecticut.

Rep. Wilson said, “Great to see Jack and Peter Baker, partners/co-owners of Litchfield Distillery, at the Capitol participating in CT Made Day. All of the businesses who came to visit us today manufacture their

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State Rep. David T. Wilson Votes to Strengthen Existing Drug Penalties

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – During Tuesday’s House Session, State Representative David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) voted to strengthen and expand the state’s existing drug penalty laws. The bill, which was approved unanimously, classifies fentanyl as a narcotic and increases penalties associated with possession and other related crimes.

“The opioid epidemic is not slowing down. We continue to lose too many members of our communities to addiction. A way in which we can proactive, is to try and limit the availability

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Rep. Wilson Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

Posted on May 10, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – The House of Representatives debated raising the state’s minimum wage for over twelve hours, beginning on the evening of Wednesday, May 8th and concluding in the afternoon of Thursday, May 9th. State Representative David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) opposed the bill, but it ended up passing by a final vote tally of 85 – 59, with two Democrats joining all Republicans in the dissenting vote.

“We tried to make this piece of legislation better by offering several amendments and counter points

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A Complete List of New Taxes

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Here’s a compilation of some of the many tax changes offered by Governor Lamont in his plan and by legislative Democrats through a recent Finance Committee vote. It remains to be seen which of these ideas will end up in a final budget plan to be voted on by the General Assembly’s full membership.

  • A new 2% Tax on Capital Gains
  • Property Tax Credit – Removed Scheduled Expansion
  • Tax for Rideshare
  • Increase in Sales Tax on Meals
  • 10% Tax Increase on Alcohol
  • Increase Tax rate on Movies 6% to 6.35%
  • Eliminate

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Woodbury Legislators Host Coffee Hour

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Woodbury – State Representative David T. Wilson (R-Litchfield) and State Senator Eric Berthel (R-Watertown) hosted a coffee hour at the Charcoal Chef. Woodbury’s state legislators hosted the event in order to provide an update on the current legislative session and to answer any questions those in attendance had.

“I want to thank those who were able to participate in our coffee hour last week. Sen. Berthel and I facilitated a quality discussion on the major topics being debated in Hartford including

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