Peggy Sayers
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4049
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Peggy.Sayers@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
81 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 623-3868

Current News & Issues

April 24, 2015
BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEEN AS POSSIBLE CASINO SITE
Why not put a casino at Bradley International Airport? That suggestion has fresh currency among legislators grappling with the bill that would allow the casino-owning Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to operate up to three “satellite” facilities in strategic locations around the state, chiefly along the Interstate 91 corridor north of Hartford. READ MORE

April 8, 2015
CHAIRWOMAN OF THE REGIONAL ENTITIES SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE MORE COMMISSION, DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PEGGY SAYERS (D-WINDSOR LOCKS, WINDSOR) TALKS ABOUT WHAT THE GROUP MADE UP OF MUNICIPAL LEADERS AND STATE OFFICIALS IS LOOKING TO ACCOMPLISH.

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April 7, 2015
WINDSOR SAYS ‘NO’ TO CASINO DEVELOPMENT
The Windsor Town Council became the first community to adopt a resolution in opposition to the expansion of casino gambling. The resolution, adopted by a unanimous voice vote, seeks to send a message to the two Indian tribes and state lawmakers, who are debating a bill that would allow the two tribes to open up to three new casinos in the state. Negotiations with lawmakers continue as municipalities along the I-91 corridor begin to express their interest or lack of interest. READ MORE

March 27, 2015
OPIOID-ABUSE BILL WOULD REQUIRE MEDICAL CHECKS BEFORE PRESCRIBING NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICATION
An effort to curb abuse of prescription opioids cleared a key legislative hurdle. HB 6856 would require medical practitioners to check a patient’s record in the state’s prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing more than three days-worth of narcotic pain medication. The measure, which cleared the Public Health Committee, seeks to address "doctor-shopping," the practice, common among some addicts, of relying on multiple physicians to secure a supply of prescription painkillers. READ MORE

March 6, 2015
STATE GRANT HELPS WINDSOR MANUFACTURER EXPAND
With help from state officials, precision manufacturer Leipold Inc., the Windsor–based division of internationally known Leipold Gmbh, will be expanding its Connecticut operation and increasing employment by up to fifty percent over the next two years. The company plans on increasing its plant size from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet, and hire and train up to 20 new employees. Representatives David Baram and Peggy Sayers are thrilled about the expansion and write about it in their newest op-ed article. READ MORE

March 4, 2015
FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Noting that the season is here for filing your income tax return, free help with tax preparation is being offered to low- to moderate-income residents. READ MORE

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