*WATCH* Live: We're here at the Capitol and still waiting on the Budget. With only about 30 hours to go, we know that this will be a long haul. Check out my video below for an update from my desk in the Chamber. More to come.
In these final days of 2016, Governor Malloy and the majority democrats have struck another silent blow to local education. To patch the perpetual budget holes created by years of fiscal mismanagement, the majority cooked a "municipal aid lapse provision" into the last budget fix that, in turn, all...
As a member of the Finance Committee, I participated in my sixth annual joint Appropriations and Finance Committee Fiscal Accountability Meeting last week to discuss our continuing budget woes. Click here to find out where we are.
It's that time of year again for a friendly reminder that you can dispose of your unused or expired prescription drugs in a safe way. We all have them, forgotten at the back of a shelf in our medicine cabinet, and it is time to bring them in. The proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and prote...
I would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. As part of our local tradition, our two high school football teams will be playing tomorrow morning. Once again, I will have the honor of flipping the coin to start the game. Please come out to support our great hometown...
As you may already know, the Connecticut Department of Transportation is replacing guiderails on a seven mile segment of Route 107 (School Street) between Route 53 (Redding Road) and Route 58 (Black Rock Turnpike) in Redding. Please continue to expect lane closures until Wednesday, November 23, 2016...
Shaban Speaks to Class Regarding Election Process, Governance, Historical Perspectives on Federalism » Connecticut House Republicans
REDDING – State Rep. John Shaban (R-135) visited the Joel Barlow High School in Redding on Tuesday to speak with Ms. Pollack’s American Government students about his six-year experience in the State Legislature. “It was great to see the students so engaged,” said Rep. Shaban. “I enjoyed answering th...
The Connecticut State Library Board has approved a grant of more than $24,000 to the Easton Public Library for a high-speed fiber connection to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). The CEN was established in 2000 with a mission to deliver reliable, high-speed Internet access, data transport and ...
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives were in Special Session today in Hartford to debate the Sikorsky incentive bill and Connecticut's business climate generally. Please see the video attached, recorded live from the gallery as the members of the House discussed the bill.
I was honored last week with the “Legislator of the Year” award from the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association for my support of law enforcement personnel. In 2016 I worked to prevent forced consolidation of dispatch centers. A one size fits all approach would have been devastating to our local first responders.
Last week’s Opioid Crisis Awareness forum in Weston was a huge success. We filled the room with concerned citizens looking to hear from experts in drug addiction, treatment and law enforcement. We looked at why we are facing this crisis, and what we can do to help prevent more addiction and more tragedy. If you were unable to attend, here’s a summary of what you missed. Please pass this information along.
HARTFORD – State Representative John Shaban (R-135) lauded the Governor’s signing of Public Act 16-17, An Act Concerning Pollinator Health, into law Tuesday afternoon. Shaban helped draft and co-sponsored the bill, along with his co-chairs on the Environment Committee, Senator Kennedy (D-12), Senat...
As a final reminder, all parents and citizens of the 135th district and surrounding towns are invited to attend a community discussion that I am hosting on Connecticut’s Opioid Addiction Crisis TOMORROW, August 31 in Weston. There will be a panel of local officials to guide the discussion, share information and answer questions.