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1. Promoting Fiscal Responsibility
2. Supporting Quality Education
3. Respecting Constitutional Principles and Private Property
4. Attracting Economic Development
5. Encouraging Innovative and Less Intrusive Government

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Cinco de Mayo party

by admin on April 15, 2015

cinco de mayoThe New Milford Republican Town Committee will host a Cinco de Mayo fundraising party on Sunday, May 3rd, 3– 6 pm, at Fajitas & Margaritas, Lore’s Plaza, 129 Danbury Road, New Milford.

Just $20 per ticket includes a Mexican hors d’oeuvres buffet and a complimentary glass of Sangria. Pay at the door or purchase tickets or contact Lois @ 203-451-9776 or email loisc203@aol.com .

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by State Sen. Michael McLachlan | February 18, 2015 | Newstimes

Response to the Governor's budget proposal from the business community was swift and harsh. The president of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Joseph Brennan said, "I think it strikes a blow at business confidence ...strikes a blow at our recovery."

State government grants to municipalities are essentially flat-funded or down slightly. That means local property tax payers must pick up the inflation costs and that translates into higher local property taxes.

The Governor's budget proposal for the next two years claims to reduce the sales tax. The devil is always in the details. The reality is the budget proposal eliminates sales tax exemptions on clothing and restricts "Tax-Free Week." We pay $57 million more in sales taxes.

Even your garbage collection costs are going up with Governor Malloy as he raises solid waste disposal fees.

Not only do you get more taxes from the Democrats, but you also get a huge "get out of jail free" program. This budget predicts savings of nearly $50 million for releasing prisoners early over the next two years. Has anyone thought about the costs to monitor so many early-release prisoners?

Wait, there's more. Governor Malloy doesn't seem to like our third branch of government -- the Judicial Branch. He proposes stripping over 1,500 employees from the Court Support Services Division and transferring them to the Executive Branch -- now reporting to the Governor. Why is the Governor taking 35 percent of the Judicial Branch's employees?

Transportation was a key focus of Governor Malloy's budget address to the General Assembly. I'll cover this topic in a future post.

I'll keep reading and studying the details of Governor Malloy's budget proposal. So far I see many questions.

State Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, represents the 24th District which encompasses Danbury, Bethel, New Fairfield and Sherman. This reaction to the budget proposal is from his blog.

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Get involved!

by admin on February 18, 2015

The New Milford Republican Town Committee is in the process of assembling our slate of candidates for the upcoming municipal elections.
We encourage ANY New Milford Republican who would like to volunteer their time and talent to contact NMRTC Chairman Peter Bass to schedule and interview.
Please email Peter at tykeb1@aol.com.

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Murphy to run for 7th term in New Milford

by admin on February 17, 2015

| New Milford Spectrum

Patricia Murphy

Six-term Republican mayor Patricia Murphy said Monday that she will run for a seventh term in the 2015 election.

“I’ve already told some people,” Murphy said. “There’s a couple of good projects coming up that I’ve worked hard to get the money for. I’m not going to step down now that they’re happening.”

The Century Brass Mill on Scovill Street in New Milford is slated for demolition in the spring with plans to move the Department of Public Works to the site and develop an industrial park on the rest of the 64 acre property.

Some $550,000 in funding is coming from the state for the planned roundabout on Still River Drive at Grove Street and Pickett District Road.

Andy Grossman, chairman of the Democratic Town Committee, gave assurances Monday that the Democrats will have a mayoral candidate in the 2015 race.

“We will be announcing in the next few weeks,” Grossman said. “There will be a Democrat running for mayor in New Milford.”

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Despite Criticism, Katz Endorsed For 2nd Term As DCF Chief

February 17, 2015

  Joette Katz, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, was unanimously endorsed for a second term. (Brad Horrigan / February 11, 2015) by JOSH KOVNER | February 11, 2015 | The Hartford Courant HARTFORD – Two Republican senators roundly criticized her leadership, but Joette Katz held firm against independent oversight and at the […]

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Report: 2014 Project Funding received through Grants, State and Federal sources

January 16, 2015

…for a grand total of $ 5,597,643.00. Funding Source  $ Amount  Description DECD Urban Act $2,200,000 CEC Demolition DOT Local Trans Capital Improvement $1,381,000 Wellsville Ave DOT Local Trans Capital Improvement $590,150 Still River Dr/Pickett Dist Rd Roundabout State Local Bridge Program $499,790 Gaylord Road DECD STEAP Grant $448,334 Bridge St Sidewalk improvements State Local […]

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Americans should not allow GPS tracking of cars

January 13, 2015

By Tammy Bruce | Published December 29, 2014 | FoxNews.com Editor’s note: The following column first appeared in The Washington Times. Watch out — as the new year approaches the powers-that-be always unleash a new hoard of laws, rules and regulations. Already, we’re seeing another Orwellian idea re-emerge from its musty cave: The notion that […]

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Fix the Debt

January 13, 2015

January 7, 2015 | by Rachael Heisler | Campaign to Fix the Debt Fix the Debt has some big plans for 2015, and we want to share them and include you in our efforts. We will host a conference call this coming Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 4 p.m. EST. Fix the Debt co-Chairs Senator Judd […]

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Representative Bumgardner Sworn Into Connecticut Legislature

January 13, 2015

January 7th, 2015 | by Jamison Bazinet Editor’s note: The article below is about the youngest member of the Connecticut House of Representatives – State Rep. Aundré Bumgardner – an inspiration to us all. This clearly proves that you are never too young or old to make a difference in your community, your state or your country. Come […]

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The Fiscal Speed Bumps Ahead

November 21, 2014

November 18th 2014 | http://www.fixthedebt.org/blog | Congress is trying to wrap up its work for this year in a Lame Duck session and plan for next year. Lawmakers will have to contend with several fiscal speed bumps along the way. Each of these incidents will be an opportunity to either improve upon our fiscal situation, or […]

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Democrats bullying own party members

November 2, 2014

A recent article in the Hartford Current (http://courantblogs.com/colin-mcenroe/i-know-what-you-did-last-november/) reported that the Democratic State Central Committee was sending out “menacing communications”  to Democrats, trying to bully them into voting Democratic in congressional elections this year.  These communications noted in which of the last elections you and your neighbors voted.  It threatens that they will follow up […]

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Democrats’ Tax Plan for New Milford

October 27, 2014

Democratic Candidate for House of Representatives Gale Alexander has proposed a town resident income tax for all New Milford residents.  This is the little mentioned but devastating consequence of his plan to eliminate the property tax.  The Democrats’ tax plan for New Milford would have every person making more than $20,000 per year pay 5.623% […]

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