North Central Legislators Tour National Guard Small Air Terminal

Posted on June 19, 2019 by admin


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EAST GRANBY – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Christopher Davis (R-57), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Tom Delnicki (R-14) toured the recently completed Small Air Terminal at the Bradley Air National Guard Base on Thursday, June 13th.

The Representatives were welcomed by Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard Major General Evon and the tour was conducted by 103rd Airlift Wing Commander Colonel Gwinn, and United States Air Force Master Sergeant Ewings.

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North Central Legislators Vote No on Tax & Spend Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Carol Hall (R-59) after hours of debate rejected the Democrat budget that raises hundreds of millions in sales taxes, raids the transportation fund to pay for ongoing services and hikes income taxes on thousands of small business owners.

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Rep. Zawistowski Co-Sponsors Legislation to Expand Mental Health Coverage for First Responders

Posted on June 3, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) co-sponsored legislation to help police and fire personnel to access mental health services. The bill, SB 164 ‘An Act Including Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments within the Definition of “Personal Injury” Under the Workers’ Compensation Statutes’ was taken up by the House of Representatives on Friday, May 31st.

Rep. Zawistowski commented, “This legislation is long overdue. Police officers and firefighters put themselves in harm’s way every day to keep us safe. In the course of their service they often witness traumatic events that can have a lasting impact. This legislation makes it easier for them to get the care they need.”

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I-91 Pavement Preservation Project-Windsor/East Windsor/Windsor Locks

Posted on June 1, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently shared an announcement regarding milling and resurfacing on I-91 between exits 36 and 45 that could impact your commute. Read the announcement below for details and information about lane closures:

I-91 Pavement Preservation Project

in Windsor, East Windsor and Windsor Locks

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on I-91 Northbound

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Rep. Zawistowski Bill to Increase Penalties on Used Cooking Oil Theft Passes House of Representatives

Posted on May 31, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – On Thursday evening, May 30th, the House of Representatives passed legislation proposed by State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) to increase penalties for the theft of used cooking oil and animal fats.

“This issue was first brought to my attention by a constituent who operates a cooking oil recycling business,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “Many people don’t realize that cooking oil is a valuable commodity; last year his company recorded nearly 2000 known or suspected thefts. Current penalties are not sufficient to deter these thefts. There is also an environmental aspect since these thieves often dump the oil if they believe they have been detected.”

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Rep. Zawistowski Hosts Successful Brochure Swap

Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin


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WINDSOR LOCKS – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) hosted a “Brochure Swap” with the Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Central Regional Tourism District on Friday morning on May 24th at the New England Air Museum.

“As a member of the Legislature’s Tourism Caucus, I have focused on growing awareness of the attractions and business in our area of the state,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “I glad we had participation from attractions such as Old Newgate and the Trolley Museum as well as restaurants and retailers.”

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CT Open House Day, June 8th

Posted on May 29, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

June 8th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 15th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering visitors free or discounted admissions.

Make sure to check out the website to see a town by town directory of events. Below are the listings in our area:

East Granby 

Study to Consider Elimination of Energy Demand Fees for Houses of Worship Passes House

Posted on May 28, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) today applauded passage of legislation that charges the chairperson of the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to study creating new energy rate classes for certain properties with tax exempt status.

The study, based on a proposal originally introduced and championed by Rep. Zawistowski to exempt churches and houses of worship from energy demand fees, will consider the impact of such new rate classes and report to the General Assembly before February, 2020.

“PURA should consider the impact that these demand fees have on not-for-profit facilities that are treated as commercial entities,” Rep. Zawistowski said. “This is a fairness issue. Houses of worship throughout our state are being charged for gas they do not actually use.”

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Rep. Zawistowski Bill to Increase Tax Abatement for Volunteer First Responders Passes House of Representatives

Posted on May 23, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – On Wednesday May 22nd, legislation introduced by State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61), HB 5125 ‘An Act Increasing the Property Tax Abatement for Certain First Responders’ was unanimously passed the House of Representatives.

The proposal would allow towns to increase the property tax abatement available to volunteer firefighters and other first responders at a level higher than the current $1,000. Under the legislation the abatement would be scheduled to increase to $1,500 in 2020 and to $2,000 in 2022. This will be optional for towns and would enable them to both attract and do a little more for our dedicated volunteers.

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House Passes Rep. Zawistowski’s Legislation to Expand Training for First Responders for Incidents Involving Individuals with Autism

Posted on May 21, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) lauded the passage of legislation to expand training opportunities for Fire/EMS and first responders for incidents involving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other nonverbal learning disorders.

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