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Legislatively Speaking
State Legislative Director:

Alma Graham
Echo Grange #180
702 Browns Road, Storrs, CT 06268
Tel. (860) 423-4332
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Committee:

Charles Dimmick
Cheshire #23
60 Broadview Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410
Tel. (203) 272-6072
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George Ward

Harmony #92
59 Short St., Shelton, CT 06484
Tel. (203) 929-3171
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Russell Gray
Ekonk #89
712 Ekonk Hill Rd., Moosup CT 06354
Tel. (860) 564-2131
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Legislative Liaison:

Gordon Gibson
Vernon #52
836 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066
Tel: 860-871-7757
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Legislative News ...
Legislatively Speaking: Lots of work left in Hartford

On June 3rd The Connecticut General Assembly will have finished its 2015 session. Hopefully they passed a budget before that date so the state can continue operating for the rest of the year.

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Legislatively Speaking: Governor proposes CIA cuts

In 2005 legislation was passed creating the Community Investment Act (CIA). This law created a dedicated fund that supports four sectors, Agriculture, Open Space Conservation, Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation.

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The 2015 Legislative Program ...

The legislative program of the Connecticut State Grange supports the interests of rural and suburban Connecticut at the local and state levels of government.  The Grange's legislative posture is based on over 125 years of continuous concern for the problems of rural and suburban communities in a rapidly changing economic and social environment. 

The Grange is very protective of its non-partisanship in the public forum.  Thus, this positive force is used by the Grange in its approach to legislative matters and in its discussions of Grange legislative positions.  Grange policies, which originate from its members as resolutions, have emerged to address the needs of the rural community and the traditional family unit. 

Resolutions involving legislative issues, which are passed by the delegate body at the State Grange Session, are incorporated into the Connecticut State Grange Legislative Policy Guide.  This is one of the important tools that are used to relay the Grange's position.  The Legislative Guide is distributed to every member of the Connecticut General Assembly as well as all Pomona, Community, and Junior Granges in Connecticut.  The Connecticut State Grange Legislative Committee also has an active voice at the Capitol during the Legislative session relaying the Grange’s position and testifying on active bills.

Grange members are encouraged to read the Legislative Policy Guide.  The committee will communicate to the Granges on active issues throughout the year through the Granger, or one of the electronic methods of communications.  Members are encouraged to take action and contact their local Representatives or Senators to relay the Grange positions on issues.

If any member would like assistance in contacting your Legislators or in writing resolutions contact any member of the Connecticut State Grange Legislative Committee.

Legislative Information ...
Read the CT State Grange Legislative Testimonies ...

Download the CT State Grange Legislative Testimonies in PDF Format --

• CT State Grange Testimony - Proposed Bill 518 - February 9, 2015

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 5419 - March 7, 2014

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 5288 - February 28, 2014

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 70 - February 19, 2014

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 6314 - February 15, 2013

• CT State Grange Testimony - HB5410 - March 16, 2012

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bill 84 - February 22, 2012

• CT State Grange Testimony - Committee Bill 5363 - March 14, 2011

• CT State Grange Testimony - Raised Bills 5203, 6262, 6263 - March 7, 2011

• CT State Grange Written Testimony - Bill 830 - February 2011

• CT State Grange Testimony - Bill HB5202 - January 31, 2011


National Grange Legislative Updates and Action Alerts ...

Download the National Grange Legislative Updates and Action Alerts in PDF Format --


• National Grange Legislative Policy Update - January 7, 2015 --

Covers legislative initiatives offered early in 2015


• National Grange Action Alert - June 17, 2011 --


Urges Support of H.R. 872 - Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 (FIFRA)


• National Grange Action Alert - February 16, 2011 --

Urges Opposition to the Garrett Amendment to H.R. 1 - Eliminating MAP Funding


CT State Grange Legislative Committee on Twitter ...

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CT State Grange Legislative Committee on Twitter

CT State Grange Legislative Committee on Facebook ...

Stay up to date with the Northeast Region Legislative and Agriculture Committees by "Liking" their page on Facebook --

North East Regional State Granges Legislative & Agriculture Committees on Facebook
 
National Grange "View From The Hill" Blog ...

Visit the Legislative Blog of the National Grange --

National Grange "View From The Hill" Blog

Download the CT State Grange Legislative Policy Handbook ...

Follow this link to download the CT State Grange Legislative Policy Handbook as a PDF FIle --

2015 Legislative Policy Handbook - Coming Soon

2014 Legislative Policy Handbook

2013 Legislative Policy Handbook

2012 Legislative Policy Handbook

2011 Legislative Policy Handbook

2010 Legislative Policy Handbook


Tools available for Download ...

Visit the Downloads page to find numerous brochures, posters, forms, and more available for download for all aspects of the Grange in Connecticut.

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