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Sen. Logan: GOP plan restores Gov. Malloy’s December Cuts to Local Education $$$

Sen. George S. Logan on Feb. 7 applauded the Connecticut Senate and House Republicans’ plan to reinstate nearly $20 million in education funding that was cut midyear to cities and towns throughout the state.

The Republican proposal would allow the state to restore Education Cost Sharing funding that was cut by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration in December and also close the current budget deficit of $11.9 million as estimated by the Office of Fiscal Analysis.

“The December cuts to towns were unfair,” Sen. Logan said. “Local officials should be able to plan on what their state education funding should be. This is what I hear over and over again when talking to area mayors and first selectmen. My top priority is to protect Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. Our Republican plan restores the cuts, and I will continue to fight to protect local education funding and property taxpayers.”

The plan can be viewed at   http://www.ctsenaterepublicans.com.

Sen. Logan can be reached at George.Logan@cga.ct.gov and at 800 842-1421. He represents Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. On the web: http://www.SenatorGeorgeLogan.com.

Remove income tax on Social Security

From State Senator George Logan:

Should Connecticut get rid of the state’s personal income tax on Social Security benefits?

Should Connecticut get rid of the state’s personal income tax on Social Security benefits?

I think so!

If you agree, here’s how you can join me in speaking out in favor of providing tax relief to seniors across Connecticut.

A hearing will be held on Bill No. 6987:www.cga.ct.gov/2017/TOB/h/2017HB-06987-R00-HB.htm

Those wishing to submit testimony in favor of the bill can do the following:

1. Email your comment to:AGEtestimony@cga.ct.gov
2. In the email’s subject line, put “Support Bill 6987” .
3. Include your name and town.
4. If you wish, copy me on the email at George.Logan@cga.ct.gov

Vote Vote Vote Vote

On November 8th don’t forget to vote.    Vote Republican. This election will determine the future of our country and our state.

The polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM.   To find your polling place go to http://www.hamden.com/filestorage/43/85/146/1118/LocalDistrictLookup.html.

Marjorie Bonadies to run for 88th District State Representative

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Hamden Legislative Councilwoman Marjorie Bonadies (R-9) who is serving as minority leader has announced plans to run for the Connecticut General Assembly seat being vacated by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey. Bonadies announced her intentions to run at the Hamden Republican Town Committee meeting on Tuesday night. Republican Town Chairwoman Holly Bryk said she is ecstatic that someone of Councilwoman Bonadies caliber and experience has thrown their hat into the ring. “Anyone who knows Marjorie knows she will put 100% effort into her campaign and if elected will be an outstanding public servant for Hamden” Bryk said in a statement.

Councilwoman Bonadies, first elected to the Hamden Legislative Council in 2013, and re-elected last year to a 2nd term representing West Woods and portions of Mt. Carmel, said that the recent budget deliberations that produced a significant mill rate increase on Hamden residents is her main reason for running. She said if elected she will be an advocate for Hamden, fighting for additional Educational Cost Sharing funds. “Hamden taxpayers pay out millions of dollars in state income taxes each year and we receive back close to 25 cents on a dollar. Clearly the Democratic majority isn’t getting the job done- This directly impacts the mill rate increases we are seeing at the town level. Something needs to change and I want to be that voice for change.”

Bonadies said that the Republican caucus in the General Assembly needs more “NO votes” in Hartford to hold accountable Governor Malloy for his reckless governing style. Whomever the Hamden Democrats nominate for the seat will be nothing but a rubber stamp for the unpopular Malloy administration” Bonadies said.
Bonadies added that Hamden’s state delegation is unanimously controlled by the Democrats. The 88th District hasn’t had a Republican representative since the 1990s. Clearly a new voice and different perspective is needed.

Marjorie, originally from neighboring Cheshire, is married to Dr. John Bonadies, a Hamden Native, and local surgeon serving Hamden residents for over 20 years. “We have two college-age children and are presiding over an empty nest”. Marjorie, herself is a registered nurse having attended Boston University and Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing. “I’ve worked for over a decade in every hospital department, now I work with my husband in an outpatient setting so health care is a major issue. My style of governing reflects the way I approach nursing care. I recognize a problem and immediately go to work to mitigate the fallout. Things often get worse when symptoms are ignored just as in government. Kicking the can down the road is not an option for me”.

Marjorie’s campaign web site

Legislative Council Meeting

Mayor Leng will deliver his budget proposal for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year to the Hamden Legislative Council tonight Wednesday, March 16th at 7:00pm.

The presentation is open to the public, and will be held at Memorial Town Hall in the main auditorium. (located at the corner of Whitney Ave. and Dixwell Ave.)

CT GOP State Central Elects Officers

On Tuesday, June 23, the 74 members of the CT GOP State Central Committee assembled to elect officers for the new 2-year terms that become effective upon completion of the vote. Over the past several months State Senator Joe Markley (Southington), Former CT GOP Finance Chair John Pavia (Easton) and Former CT GOP Executive Director J.R. Romano (Derby) travelled the state speaking with State Central members at a variety of candidate forums, RTC meeting and one-on-one conversations articulating their vision for the future of the Connecticut Republican Party. By all accounts the presentations and conversations were positive, respectful and followed President Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment – “Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican.” True to form, last minute vote “whipping” conversations and nominating speeches avoided the nastiness that sometimes slip into the process as the election draws near.

Party Rules require each member to state the candidate for whom he or she is voting in a roll call style process. In any race where there are more than two candidates, there is no requirement to drop any “low vote getters” at the conclusion of a ballot call. When the votes were counted at the conclusion of the first ballot for Chairman, no candidate received the necessary plurality and a 10-minute recess was declared for each camp to assess its situation. Upon reconvening, Sen. Markley, who received the fewest number of votes, gracefully withdrew his name from considering, releasing those who supported him to vote for the remaining candidate of his or her choice. On the second ballot, with JR Romano receiving a majority of votes before the balloting was closed, John Pavia also respectfully withdrew his name and urged his supporter to switch their vote (also allowed under party rules before the balloting is closed) to Mr. Romano. When the final votes were counted all members, save one abstention, voted for JR Romano. It was orderly, upbeat process from start to finish and in a very brief acceptance speech, JR promised to earn the confidence of the Committee by producing results that will get more Republicans elected in Connecticut. As Sen Markley and Mr. Pavia has received when they withdrew, Mr. Romano received a standing ovation from the members and many guests in attendance.

There were far less complicated and dramatic elections for the other executive offices. Annalisa Stravato was elected without opposition as Vice Chairman. In a surprise on-the-spot nomination, Bill Jenkins lost to incumbent Secretary Art Scialabba. And incumbent Treasurer Garry Schaffrick defeated late-entry candidate Chuck Pyne for Treasurer.