For months, I have been working with my House Republican colleagues to stop the a proposed BAN on the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in Connecticut.
We have urged the governor and majority-party to "pump the brakes" on their ill-conceived plan, and have the FULL general Assembly debate and vote. So far, they have been unwilling to discuss it, and under the guise of clean air want to strip your ability to choose and force us to abide by laws created and passed thousands of miles away in California.
Connecticut residents have no representation in Sacramento. It's very troubling.
Despite repeated questions about cost, implementation, viability, and more, they're pushing forward with a plan that will not only cost you thousands of dollars, but will also decimate our already fragile electrical grid. In fact, Eversource said it could cost more than $2 BILLION to make necessary upgrades.
Where will that money come from? Neither they, nor the administration, has informed us of the source of those funds. Sadly, as with many things in state government, the money will come out of YOUR pocket.
The legislature's Regulations Review Committee will be taking up this issue on November 28th. I encourage you to contact members who serve on the Committee, and urge them to disapprove the ban, sending the matter to the full legislature for debate and vote.
The email addresses for each committee member can be found at: https://www.cga.ct.gov/rr/.
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STONINGTON REPUBLICAN PARTY
Elected officials David Brown, for the Board of Finance and Katie Gauthier for the Board of Education, were sworn in by Sally Duplice the morning of November 9, 2023 to begin their term of office.
David Brown said he pledges that the needs of all Stonington residents, - not partisan politics - will always come first. “I will tackle the challenges of making Stonington affordable for all current residents.”
Katie Gauthier stated she looks forward to working with students & families, teachers & staff, and our exceptional community for a positive collaboration which supports the next generation.
“My background in education combined with being a lifelong resident and mom of an elementary student just further enhances my commitment to Stonington and the Board of Education.”
Swearing in is a wonderful moment where we can come together to support our town. Congrats Katie, David, and your Democratic Party colleagues.
hot off the presses, the ballot sample for Stonington 2023.
So easy to find the best candidates Just B the change you want for Stonington, Row B is the place to be. B4 you struggle to find your candidates, just B aware that B is the line for thee.
and for 1st and 2nd Selectman:
Bentz for First Selectman
Reelect Deborah Downie - Stonington Selectman
Board of Finance
Board of Education
Katie Gauthier for Stonington Board of Education
David Lee for Stonington Board of Education
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Tomorrow, we observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict. We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.
This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War - the war to end all wars. Armistice Day - Veterans Day in the U.S. - is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany to end hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. The signing took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning - the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
Please join me in commemorating the day by reaching out to Veterans and thanking them for their service. I hope you will join me in honoring their service to our great nation.
State Rep. Greg Howard
As always, please contact me should you have any questions about this important issue or concerns on any other topics relating to state government at Greg.Howard@housegop.ct.gov.