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.