• Boucher: March Madness

    Boucher: March Madness

    The 2015 legislative session is in full swing. Every day we are seeing more and more proposals that would make you incredulous. The latest round of Hartford “March Madness ” comes in the form of two bills; one aimed at taking local control completely away for any property one half […]

  • Witkos: Capitol Connection: How Do You Clean Up a City?

    Witkos: Capitol Connection: How Do You Clean Up a City?

    How do you clean up a city when there’s no incentive? How do you start a business in a city when the local economy’s failing? How do you get an education and find a job if there are no urban opportunities? The answer is you can’t, which is why we […]

  • Courtney: Scammers Target Courtney Home with IRS Impersonation Calls

    Courtney: Scammers Target Courtney Home with IRS Impersonation Calls

    The Honorable Joseph D. Courtney United States House of Representatives 2348 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 March 24, 2015 Courtney warns Connecticut residents to be wary of threatening phone calls WASHINGTON—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) today warned Connecticut residents to be wary of a phone scam in which scammers […]

  • Boucher: Controversial Transportation Bills Gain Momentum

    Boucher: Controversial Transportation Bills Gain Momentum

    Boucher: Commuters; Life as you know it will change.   Several controversial transportation bills passed out of the general assembly’s Transportation Committee this week.   The bills involve several ideas including: a lock box for special transportation funds parking fees at commuter lots taking of intangible property as a function […]

  • CT Reps. D’Amelio and Noujaim Support Bill to Keep Graduates in CT

    Hartford – Commerce Committee members State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71) and Selim Noujaim (R-74) today voted yes on a bill to keep Connecticut youth in our state after they graduate college.                                                                                            The legislation, HB-5564, An Act Concerning The Implementation of the Learn Here, Live Here Program requires the Commissioner of […]

  • Witkos: ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Bill Resurfaces

    Witkos: ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Bill Resurfaces

    Here we go again. A bill under consideration by the Connecticut legislature this year would punish large employers who pay their employees less than $15 an hour by charging a $1 per hour per employee penalty fee. If this obscure tax sounds familiar to you, you have a good memory. […]

  • “Enough is Enough” – Fasano, Frantz Statement on Increases in State Bonding

    “Enough is Enough” – Fasano, Frantz Statement on Increases in State Bonding

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by adding more debt to the state’s balance sheet by paving the streets with gold at the regular state Bond Commission meeting today. Gov. Malloy claims Connecticut is back on the right track, but the spending proposals authorized today show there will […]

  • CCDL: Response to Gabby Giffords Press Conference

    The ‘Connecticut Citizens Defense League’ (The state’s largest grass-roots gun rights group) has issued the following response to a press conference being held today by Governor Malloy, former Arizona U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords and others.   Opening Statement from CCDL President Scott Wilson: “As a group of law-abiding gun owners, […]