January 15, 2016
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Scrutinizing the Proposed State Police Firing Range
This week, I announced that I will hold a bipartisan hearing on the proposed sites for a new Connecticut State Police Firearms Training Facility. I called for the hearing with State Senator Tony Guglielmo to determine how and why the Department of Administrative Services chose two sites in Willington and one site in East Windsor as the only options for this new facility.
We need our state police officers to be fully trained and prepared for their incredibly important and dangerous jobs protecting the people of Connecticut. However, I have yet to hear a reasoned argument for the need to open a new firing range and training facility, or why Willington and East Windsor were identified as the only potential locations.
Before anything moves forward, we are owed more information about the process and how it got to this point. I have serious concerns about using valuable open space in East Windsor for this purpose and this hearing will provide the public with some much-needed answers.
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Are You on the Big List?
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