Posted on August 10, 2020 by admin
The current angst in our country surrounding issues of race and police accountability is overwhelming and disheartening, and it feels like we are divided more now than ever. We need to focus on respecting each other, being kind, and listening to one another. I believe that despite the turmoil and chaos raging across the nation, singling out law enforcement officers is not the right way to achieve the change we need to be truly united.
I recently voted against the police accountability bill before…
Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin
With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.
According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.…
Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin
Many of you have reached out to my office recently with concerns regarding electricity increases charged by Eversource as of July 1. I am writing to reassure you that I have heard your concerns, and I have taken action.
I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to Marissa Paslick Gillett, Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA); John W. Betkoski III, Vice Chairman of PURA; and Michael Caron, Utility Commissioner of PURA calling for an immediate suspension to these…
Posted on July 24, 2020 by admin
On Thursday, July 23, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) attended a special legislative session that was assembled to address four proposals before the legislature:
• An Act Concerning Telehealth
• An Act Concerning Absentee Voting and Reporting of Results at the 2020 State Election and Election and Election Day Registration
• An Act Concerning Police Accountability
• An Act Concerning Diabetes and High Deductible Health Plans
One of the proposals, ” An Act Concerning Diabetes and High Deductible…
Posted on July 15, 2020 by admin
Many of you have reached out about the draft bill addressing police accountability now being considered by the state legislature.
The CT General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee has just announced that a virtual listening session on the proposed bill will take place on Friday, July 17, 2020. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members regarding proposed legislation on police accountability.
To access the rules of the Listening Session, please…