State Representative Greg Howard

Rep. Greg Howard Opposes Mileage Tax on Trucks

Posted on June 9, 2021


Will increase costs & hurt working families

HARTFORD—State Rep. Greg Howard (R-43) on Tuesday voted against a new highway use tax on trucks that will increase the costs of goods and services.

 “This is a short-sighted proposal, that is going to hamper the state’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by increasing the cost of goods that are shipped daily on these trucks,” said Rep. Howard. “During the height of the pandemic, Connecticut residents relied heavily on state trucking companies

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State Rep. Greg Howard: Replacement of Bridge on Route 49 over Wyassup Brook in North Stonington

Posted on June 1, 2021


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the road closure and associated detour will begin on Monday, June 14, 2021, ending Sunday August 8, 2021. State Project No. 0101-0117 consists of the replacement of Bridge No. 02967 on Route 49 overpassing the Wyassup Brook in the town of North Stonington.

The project is scheduled to be completed October 6, 2021.

Bridge No. 02967, is a 13-foot concrete span with masonry abutments and wingwalls, carrying 2 lanes of Route 49 traffic over

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Rep. Howard Stands with Crime Victims

Posted on May 28, 2021


Disappointed Violent Crimes Could be Erased from Criminal Records 

HARTFORD- State Rep. Greg Howard (R-43) today expressed dismay that legislation was passed in the House of Representatives that permit certain violent crimes to be erased from the record.

Rep. Greg Howard voted against Senate Bill 1019, which establishes a process to erase records of certain criminal convictions after a specified period following the person’s most recent conviction.

“As I said on the floor of the House, victims have

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Rep. Howard, House Republican Leaders Statement on Democrats’ Inaction on Juvenile Motor Vehicle Theft Crisis

Posted on May 20, 2021


HARTFORD—House Republican Leaders on Thursday issued the following statement in response to reports of a vehicle stolen in Manchester with a child inside:

“We started this legislative session with a clear message from Connecticut residents frustrated by the increasing threat of motor vehicle-related crimes committed by juveniles. They wanted the General Assembly to tackle this public safety crisis, yet here we are, with roughly three weeks left before the session’s end, and we’re no closer to being

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Howard Applauds Passage of Background Check Bill

Posted on May 19, 2021


HARTFORD- State Rep. Greg Howard (R-43) hailed final passage of his proposal which requires background checks on youth sports coaches, instructors, athletic trainers and youth camp employees to better protect our children.

“We must be cognizant that volunteer sports coaches hold positions which place them in direct contact with children. A background check is a common-sense approach in preventing possible abuse of minors,” said Rep. Greg Howard, who is also a volunteer Stonington football coach.

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Rep. Howard: Connecticut Department of Education Seeking Public Comment on ARP ESSER State Plan

Posted on May 17, 2021


The state’s Department of Education will hold two public forums next week regarding the use of federal relief funds for Connecticut schools. The state has set aside $110 million from the American Rescue Plan and it is seeking input from educational stakeholders (parents/students) on how that money should be used.

This is a great opportunity to voice your concerns and to help improve the classroom experience for our children.

Below is a press release from the Connecticut State Department of Education

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Rep. Howard: Winter Home Heating Assistance Program Deadline Extended to June 15

Posted on May 10, 2021


Families and Individuals Seeking Assistance Should Visit www.ct.gov/staywarm or Call 2-1-1 for Guidance

The state is encouraging Connecticut residents who need help paying last winter’s home heating bills to consider applying for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. An extended application deadline of Tuesday, June 15, 2021, gives eligible families and individuals additional time to apply for this assistance program.

Connecticut residents who need help paying their home heating costs are encouraged

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Howard: Supports Early Voting Ballot Question for CT

Posted on May 7, 2021


HARTFORD – To allow the citizens to have their voices heard on the question of early voting, State Representative Greg Howard (R-43) supported passage of HJ 59, Resolution Approving An Amendment To The State Constitution To Allow For Early Voting.

“Today I voted to give -you – the voter, a chance to determine whether early voting is something we should have in Connecticut.” Rep. Howard said, “People in my district, especially with the stress of family schedules are always asking for more flexibility

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Local Legislators to Hold Virtual Informational Forum on Zoning Legislation

Posted on May 7, 2021


STONINGTON- With the growing talk at the State Capitol about taking away control of local zoning, State Representatives Greg Howard (R-43) and Irene Haines (R-34)  will be co-hosting an ‘Informational Forum on the Impact of Pending Legislation on Local Zoning, Land Use and Affordable Housing’ with the Planning & Development Committee Ranking Members State Senator Tony Hwang and State Representative Joe Zullo.

The Virtual Forum will be on Monday, May 10 at 7:00 pm via Facebook Live @CTHouseGOP.

The

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Rep. Howard Votes for Bills Promoting Clean Energy, Sustainability

Posted on May 4, 2021


HARTFORD – To promote long-term environmental sustainability, State Representative Greg Howard (R-Stonington) strongly supported two bills in the House of Representatives this week that help to achieve a cleaner and greener Connecticut.

The first bill is, H.J.R. 53, Resolution Proposing the Adoption of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan. The Blue Plan is a special catalog of the Long Island Sound with maps, plant and animal inventories, habitat descriptions and illustrations of popular sailing routes,

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