Posts Tagged ‘ state representative ’

Commentary: There is a cost for free speech

August 27, 2016
By
Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

You may have seen some articles in the press recently regarding my refusal to accept an offer of settlement presented to me by the State Election Enforcement Commission (SEEC). The proposed settlement is in regard to a complaint brought by my opponent concerning references I made to Gov. Dannel Malloy’s policies during the 2014 election…

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Majority Leader Aresimowicz earns 100 percent voting record

August 12, 2016
By
State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

HARTFORD—According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s office, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) achieved a perfect, 100 percent, voting record for the 2016 General Session. “Representing the people of Berlin and Southington is a job that I love, and one that I take very seriously,” Aresimowicz said in a press release. “My…

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Letter: Candidate to hold local forum

August 4, 2016
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com. There is a limit of 350 words.

To the editor: This Saturday, August 6th, I will be at Carousel Coffee Shop at 190 Main St. in Southington, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please stop by if you would like to meet with me and talk about state and local issues. If you can’t make it but still want to talk with…

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Zoni in the House

April 20, 2016
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Zoni in the House

Connecticut State Rep. David Zoni of Southington discusses legislation with a colleague, Rep. Christine Randall of Danielson, during Tuesday’s session in the House. Lawmakers are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 General Assembly session which is scheduled to adjourn May 4.

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Zoni calls for restoration of hospital funding

March 4, 2016
By
State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington)

State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) voiced his opposition today to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s suspending of an estimated $140 million in payments to Connecticut’s hospitals. Zoni called for a bipartisan legislative effort to persuade the administration to keep a commitment the legislature voted on last year. “As someone who voted to restore funding to our…

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Commentary: Tell Gov. Malloy it takes action, not just words

February 24, 2016
By
Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

The 2016 Legislative Session began with the traditional opening day ceremonies on Feb. 3, with the governor presenting his annual State of the State Address. Like the President’s State of the Union, a State of the State Address is more than a simple report on our fiscal and economic status. It is also an opportunity…

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Zoni speaks out about proposed tuition hike

December 11, 2015
By
State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington)

State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) says he has serious reservations about the proposed tuition hikes announced recently by the University of Connecticut (UConn), which would increase in-state tuition by 31 percent over the next four years for Connecticut students. “I consider myself to be a strong supporter of UConn,” Zoni said in a press release…

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Commentary: The state’s priorities need to be reordered

November 7, 2015
By
Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

Over the past couple of months, I have heard from a great many of my constituents concerning Gov. Dannel Malloy’s decision to dramatically reduce state Medicaid reimbursements to our state’s already struggling hospitals. In recent years, the hospitals seem to be the Malloy administration’s go-to source for dollars when their poor budgeting results in repeated…

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Zoni looks to retain seat in 81st district;

June 6, 2014
By
Dave Zoni

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A lifelong resident of Southington, State Representative Dave Zoni plans to continue serving the community he spends time in each week. Whether meeting with town officials at a council meeting or speaking with parents and teachers about the importance of early childhood education, Zoni said he has enjoyed representing Southington…

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Natelli gets Republican nod in the 81st

May 29, 2014
By
Al Natelli

By Ed Harris Editor Former Town Councilor Al Natelli has announced that he is running for the chance to represent Southington in Hartford. Natelli is seeking to unseat freshman state Rep. Dave Zoni (D-81). The 81st district encompasses all of Southington. Unlike the other districts in town, it does not include any other neighboring communities.…

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