CT House and Senate Republicans Offer Ideas to Provide Ratepayers Relief on Electric Bills

Posted on February 23, 2024


Today, I joined my House and Senate Republican colleagues to unveil a set of policy goals to provide Connecticut residents with long-term rate reduction, long-term stability, and short-term relief from ever-increasing energy costs.

Unfortunately, past decisions are coming back to harm ratepayers today, and the policy proposals we’re presenting have the power to right the proverbial ship and provide immediate help to struggling ratepayers. Our plan proposes using federal ARPA funds to eliminate a

New England Air Museum Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Earns Place on CT Freedom Trail!

Posted on February 22, 2024

I was honored to attend a moving ceremony and plaque placement designating the New England Air Museum as an official site on the Connecticut Freedom Trail for their standing exhibit: “Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories.”
If you haven’t been to the Museum recently, the Tuskegee exhibit alone is well worth the trip, the rest of the aircraft are a bonus!
I want to thank the brave men whose sacrifices made this exhibit possible, and Museum President and CEO Stephanie Abrams and the Museum

Rep. Zawistowski Delivers Valentines for First Responders

Posted on February 14, 2024


Keeping her annual tradition in honor of the holiday, State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) again collected and delivered dozens of adorable Valentine’s Day cards handmade by students at Spaulding Elementary School to first responders in Suffield.

Rep. Zawistowski hosted her second annual “Valentines for First Responders” event as a way to engage with elementary school students and to thank the brave men and women of the police, fire, and ambulance services for putting the community first.

WBDC Ignite Grant Applications Being Accepted Now!

Posted on February 6, 2024


New name. Same great opportunity.

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) announced that applications for the Ignite grant, formerly known as the Equity Match Grant, are now being accepted!

The deadline to apply is March 14, 2024. The application is also offered in Spanish.

According to the WBDC, the “ignite grant provides a groundbreaking opportunity for Connecticut women-owned businesses. Since 2020, WBDC has provided grants totaling more than $2.5M to 276 women-owned businesses in every

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Support Local Food Pantries

Posted on January 31, 2024


Dear friends and neighbors,

The cold winter weather combined with rising inflation and higher costs for groceries is exacerbating the issue of food insecurity and hunger right here in our community, and across our state.

Many Connecticut residents are struggling to make ends meet, pay bills, and afford costly medications and food. They can use our help.

A small donation can make a HUGE difference and many pantries or soup kitchens make it easier than ever to provide a positive impact right from your

2024 Major Issues Report Available Now

Posted on January 22, 2024


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its annual report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2024 legislative session that begins on February 7th.

You can view or download the report by clicking here.

Help the Families of the Somers Fire

Posted on January 17, 2024


Many of you have reached out to me concerning how you may be able to help the family involved in the devastating early January house fire in Somers. Family members are currently staying with relatives in Windsor Locks.

Right now, the best we can do is raise money to help the family take care of their day-to-day needs while also preparing for the very difficult road ahead.

The Town of Somers has set up an Angel Fund to collect tax-deductible donations. Info is here: https://somers.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1462

Rep. Zawistowski to Host 2 Pre-Session “Coffee & Conversation” Events

Posted on January 17, 2024


State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) will be hosting two pre-session Coffee & Conversation events to meet with constituents at The Craft, LLC, in East Granby from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, January 27th and at the Suffield Senior Center from 6-7 p.m. on the 31st.

Constituents and concerned Connecticut residents are encouraged to attend to meet with Rep. Zawistowski to ask questions or share concerns regarding state government and the upcoming legislative session that begins on Wednesday, February

Suffield FFA Students are Forever Blue

Posted on December 21, 2023


Congratulations to Suffield Regional Agriscience alumni honored at Forever Blue ceremony for their remarkable achievement in earning the FFA American Degree! Makayla O’Sullivan, Makena Shea and Renee Tautic (Brittani Burke could not attend), all from the class of 2020, provided inspiration to current Suffield FFA students and I was happy to present them with General Assembly citations congratulating them. The American Degree is earned by less than one percent of FFA members and recognizes not only

CTParks.com Showcases Connecticut State Parks and Amenities

Posted on December 20, 2023


Dear Friends,

Even though temperatures are dropping and the snow is coming, there are still plenty of reasons to explore Connecticut State Parks. Connecticut is home to 142 beautiful state parks and forests, and now it’s even easier to access important information before you head out for a hike or other activities.

CTParks.com is the new official website for Connecticut State Parks and provides an easy way to learn about and access state parks and other recreation areas, including more than 2,500