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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Public Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 7, 2020 by admin


Below you will find information regarding public assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic released from the Connecticut Department of Labor on April 7, 2020.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Public Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic by Connecticut House Republicans

House Republicans Offer Initial COVID-19 Response Ideas to Gov. Lamont

Posted on April 1, 2020 by admin

HARTFORD – The House Republican caucus today in a letter to Gov. Lamont offered proposals to provide immediate relief to struggling businesses, idle workers, families and taxpayers coping with the economic consequences of the ongoing health crisis – including breaks on overdue property taxes, for companies facing high unemployment insurance rates and those saddled with student debt.
The proposals could be enacted quickly through executive orders if Lamont chooses to do so and would not require any

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Resources for Businesses & Workers

Posted on March 31, 2020 by admin


State’s response to protect businesses
The state has taken steps protect our businesses and residents during the coronavirus crisis. In addition to documents on various state and federal guidance, among the growing list of resources and information is:

Rep. Yaccarino In Favor of Price Caps on Insulin

Posted on March 6, 2020 by admin


On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, members of the legislature’s Insurance Committee approved measures to reduce the cost of insulin and provide more financial stability for Connecticut diabetics.

State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) co-sponsored Senate Bill 1 – An Act Concerning Diabetes and High Deductible Health Plans and House Bill 5175, both of which aim to cap the cost of insulin at $50 per thirty-day supply and will also cap the cost of all medically necessary, covered diabetes supplies and equipment

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Rep. Yaccarino Honors Seuss During Read Across America Day

Posted on March 3, 2020 by admin


On Monday, March 3, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) read to students at Green Acres Elementary School, Montowese Elementary School, Clintonville Elementary School and Ridge Road Elementary School in North Haven as part of Read Across America Day. Sponsored by the National Education Association, the annual event is meant to foster a love of reading in children. The event takes place on March 2 in celebration of the classic children’s author Dr. Seuss.

“In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday,

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Yaccarino Promotes Awareness of Rare Diseases

Posted on February 28, 2020 by admin


State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) spoke during Connecticut Rare Disease Day at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Friday, February 28, 2020. Throughout his tenure in the legislature, Yaccarino has championed on behalf of those impacted by rare diseases, more than 60 percent of whom are children.

“We must continue to advocate for the individuals and families impacted by rare diseases as there just is not enough funding to give them the support they need. We must also focus our

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Rep. Yaccarino and Residents Talk Tolls during North Haven Forum

Posted on January 31, 2020 by admin


State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) hosted a Pre-Session “People, Pizza and Policies” legislative forum on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Northeast Volunteer Fire Department, Company #4, located at 366 Washington Avenue in North Haven.

The event was scheduled to give residents an opportunity to speak with Rep. Yaccarino about issues affecting the district, bill proposal ideas, and other topics pertaining to state or local government as the start of the 2020 Legislative Session is set

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Public Hearing on Tolls FRIDAY 1/31

Posted on January 28, 2020 by admin


If you oppose tolls, NOW is the time to make your voice heard loud and clear.

On Friday January 31, 2020, at 1:00 pm in Hartford, CT Democrats are rushing to hold a public hearing on their latest tolls proposal before forcing a vote early next week. You can read more about the bill here.

You can come to Hartford on Friday to testify OR you can submit testimony online.

To speak out in Hartford:

  • Come to the Legislative Office Building on Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Signups will likely be held early in

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Roadway Lighting Replacement

Posted on January 24, 2020 by admin


The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans for the replacement of existing high pressure sodium (HPS) type roadway lighting fixtures with new light emitting diode (LED) type fixtures on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, and the replacement of existing roadway lighting systems on Interstate 91 in New Haven, North Haven and Wallingford, Route 40 in North Haven and Hamden, Route 22 and Route 5 in North Haven, State Road 702 in Wallingford, and

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2020 Major Issues Report

Posted on January 13, 2020 by admin


The state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2020 legislative session that begins on February 5th.

You can view or download the report by clicking here.

This is also your opportunity to contact me with bill proposals or ideas.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to state or local government, feel free to reach out to me at (800) 842-1423, or by email at

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