Posted on May 31, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
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…
Posted on May 28, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
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…
Posted on May 15, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
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…
Posted on May 10, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
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…
Posted on May 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
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.