Posts tagged ‘Markley’

November 5th, 2012

Mazurek Misleads on Breast Cancer

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott, Southington, Prospect and Waterbury residents received pink flyers in their mailboxes today. No, it wasn’t requesting a donation on breast cancer research. Instead, it was a last minute ad from State Senate candidate Corky Mazurek accusing Joe Markley of voting against breast cancer screening and rape crisis center funds.

The problem with the ad though, is that it doesn’t attribute which bill Mazurek is refferring to (general practice requires that citation). A search of the General Assembly’s proposed bills has yielded nothing that validates Mazurek’s claim.

One bill – Senate Bill 97, which requires insurance companies to cover breast cancer density screenings at no additonal cost – passed in both the House and the Senate chambers of the General Assembly. Markley voted for it. In fact, no legislator voted against the bill.

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November 4th, 2012

State Senate, House Candidates Q & A

by Christopher O'Brien

The candidates for State Senate and State Representative attended a forum two weeks ago on moral and ethical issues they may need to vote upon if they are elected to represent Wolcott and Southington next week. The forum was held at St. Pius X Church and was sponsored by a coalition of local churches and the Connecticut Catholic Conference.

Participating in the forum were State Representative candidates Rob Sampson (R, I), and Charles Marsella (D, WF). Also were State Senate candidates Joe Markley (R) and John “Corky” Mazurek (D, WF).

Below are some of the positions outlined by the candidates:

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January 25th, 2012

Lawmakers Host Town Hall Meeting Thursday

by Christopher O'Brien

State Representative Rob Sampson and State Senator Joe Markley will be hosting a Town Hall meeting Thursday evening from 6- 7:00 at Wolcott’s Town Hall. Any resident is invited to attend and give suggestions for the upcoming legislative session which begins in two weeks. The lawmakers also will give updates on the plan to unionize day care and healthcare workers statewide.

Again, all residents are invited to attend to listen or bring their input.

November 7th, 2011

Markley Urges Residents to Stop Busway

by LonSeidman

From Sen. Joe Markley’s Desk:
Dear Neighbor,

The deadline to STOP federal funding for the Busway from New Britain to Hartford is Monday November 7th.

Here’s your chance to make a difference.

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and Citizens for Government Waste agree $600 million for a 9 mile busway is a waste of taxpayer money.

The NTU has set up a web page for you to easily send a letter to Congress opposing the project.

You can find the link here.

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November 3rd, 2011

Fire, CO Dangers High With Restoration

by LonSeidman

Over 180 Connecticut residents were treated for Carbon Monoxide poisoning statewide as of Wednesday night, Governor Malloy told a press conference. As residents increasingly are using generators, and some ventilation systems fail, emergency responders are being summoned to prevent death from a quiet winter killer.

Symptoms of Carbon monoxide are vague and mimic the flu. They often include headache and nausea. Extreme cases can include disorientation and lethargy as carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in a victim’s blood circulatory system. The brain and other organs cannot use carbon monoxide, starve, then slowly die. Fresh air and emergency treatment are imparative for anyone suffereing these symptoms.

As electricity is restored to neighborhoods,

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October 27th, 2011

Legislators To Hear Constituents

by LonSeidman

Rep. Rob Sampson

State Senator Joe Markley and State Representative Rob Sampson will both be at Pat’s IGA today from 4:30 – 6:30 for a “Senator on your Sidewalk”. Any resident may stop by to talk with Markley about any topic in an informal setting, or just say hello.

Their appearance comes just a day after the legislature approved a jobs bill as well as a $300 million deal to bring Jackson Labs to the UConn Medical campus in Farmington. Both voted

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