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Regional Juvenile Justice Forum held in Suffield

Posted on November 30, 2021


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SUFFIELD – A regional Juvenile Justice Forum was held at Suffield Middle School on Monday evening. The event was co-hosted by several area legislators including State Reps. Tami Zawistowski (R-East Granby), Mark Anderson (R-Granby), Carol Hall (R-Enfield), and Craig Fishbein (R-Wallingford), as well as State Sen. John Kissel (R-Enfield). The Ranking Member of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, Rep. Craig Fishbein, delivered a presentation that detailed years of legislative reform that has resulted

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Rep. Zawistowski Participates in Opening of The Kosciuszko Squadron Exhibit

Posted on November 16, 2021


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The New England Air Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the country, has teamed up with the internationally acclaimed Polish Studies Program at Central Connecticut State University, to create and permanently display a multi-media exhibit paying tribute to the Kosciuszko Squadron. This project, dedicated to heroism and sacrifice, opened on November 11, 2021.

A newly renovated space will house the artifacts, display cases and touchscreen kiosks, each presenting elements of the Squadron’s

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State Reaches Settlement with Eversource

Posted on November 2, 2021


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The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) recently approved Eversource’s Settlement Agreement in response to an investigation into the company’s storm-related performance.

I’m encouraged by this news, and as we enter into the winter season I remain hopeful that Eversource will continue to improve their services and storm-related response moving forward.

The settlement agreement consists of the following elements:

  • $65 million in direct bill credits to Eversource customers to be distributed

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2021 Tax Amnesty Program

Posted on November 2, 2021


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Hartford – The State of Connecticut has launched its 2021 Tax Amnesty program. To learn more about the program, you can visit GetRightCt.com. The program runs from November 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution to those who have not filed, have under reported or have existing liabilities related to taxes owed to the State for any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020.

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Zawistowski Visits Suffield’s McAlister Intermediate School

Posted on October 18, 2021


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Rep. Tami Zawistowski was recently invited to meet with Suffield’s 5th Grade classes at McAlister Intermediate School, where she presented to them about her experiences serving in the state legislature and the basic procedures of how a bill becomes a law. Following her presentation, Zawistowski answered wide-ranging questions from the students in attendance. The discussion with the students was prompted by Suffield’s participation in Connecticut’s Kid Governor program, in which 5th graders are introduced

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Unemployment Remains High Despite Growing Job Openings

Posted on October 14, 2021


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Small businesses are getting increasingly frustrated by their inability to find workers, and I’ve been hearing from a lot of them. Despite the many job openings, the state unemployment rate was still at 7.2% in August, which continued “Extended Benefits,” which add an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits under federal rules. Extended benefits are triggered in Connecticut when the state’s unemployment rate is at least 6.5% of the most recent three months and at least 10% higher than it was

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 12, 2021


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October is domestic violence awareness month. Advocacy efforts to decrease incidences of domestic violence have made a significantly positive impact on how the legislature has responded to this issue. Consequently, the state continues to make progress in curbing incidences of domestic violence.

Earlier in the year, I proudly supported a new law that expands the legal definition of ‘domestic violence’ to include coercive behavior. Too often, victims of domestic violence crimes feel trapped in a helpless

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Legislative Internship Program Application Information

Posted on October 8, 2021


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The CGA Legislative Internship offers a unique opportunity to earn credit through experiential learning. Interns are assigned to individual legislators as support staff. Intern duties may include bill analysis and tracking; research; writing testimonies, news releases and speeches; liaison work and constituent casework. Interns gain invaluable, behind-the-scenes insight into the legislator’s roles, politics and the policy making process.

The Program includes job training, legislative research, career

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Zawistowski Tours Suffield Regional Agriscience Center

Posted on October 6, 2021


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Suffield – State Rep. Tami Zawistowski recently visited Suffield’s Regional Agriscience Center, located at Suffield High School. This program provides students from the Greater Hartford area a chance to engage in a curriculum that will translate to quality employment opportunities for them within the continuously growing agriscience industry. Students enrolled in the program enjoy a hands-on experience, from learning how to plant and safely treat crops to basic animal care for livestock that can

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Will Power for Veterans Event Takes place in East Granby

Posted on September 21, 2021


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East Granby – Rep. Tami Zawistowski participated with Donna Chapman during the Will Power for Veterans (Willingness to Change) event, which supported the non-profit’s goal of building a retreat center for veterans and first responders to recover from the physical and emotional wounds endured while serving our country and our communities. Chapman founded the organization in memory of her son who lost his life as the result of his traumatizing experiences in Afghanistan. Two days of fundraising took

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