"Livvy Floren and Lile Gibbons have played watchdog roles on the critical Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee issues."
- House Republican Leader and State Representative Lawrence F. Cafero Jr.

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Greenwich Time endorsement recap, 2018- Greenwich Time, November 4, 2018
Republican state Rep. Livvy Floren (District 149) is unopposed this year, but we continue to support her as as welcome voice of reason in the General Assembly.

Greenwich honors 7 veterans for wartime service- Chron, October 31, 2018
"It is such a privilege to be here and recognize your service," said state Rep. Livvy Floren R-149, a member of the Greenwich Veterans Council, who served as master of ceremonies. "It really is special."

Floren: Letter to the Editor - Sept 4, 2018
As an 18-year veteran state representative, I know firsthand the importance of teamwork.  Nothing gets done in Hartford if you cannot build a majority coalition of votes in Committee …

Floren: I Accept Nomination for State Rep in District 149 with Enthusiasm and Energy - Greenwich Free Press, June 8, 2018
My concerns are yours – lower and more predictable taxes, job creation, preservation of open space, protection of the environment, improved mass transportation, and the elimination of unfunded and costly mandates and regulations.

Incumbent state Rep. Livvy Floren (R-149th), who represents parts of Greenwich and Stamford, is seeking her 10th term. - Greenwich Patch, May 10, 2018
Incumbent Republican state Rep. Livvy Floren is running for her 10th term, and have her name placed in nomination by former state Representatives Janet Lockton and Stephen Walko.

Stamford state legislators weigh tolls, tax changes - Stamford Advocate, March 27, 2018
Republican state Rep. Livvy Floren opposes tolls, largely because she said there was not a plan for instituting them and that they would unduly burden towns and cities near the state border such as Greenwich and Stamford.

New Lebanon School Building Update - Greenwich Sentinel, March 14, 2018
The Greenwich delegation to Hartford, which includes State Sen. L. Scott Frantz (R-36), State Reps. Livvy Floren (R-149), Michael Bocchino (R-150) and Fred Camillo (R-151), fought hard to recieve funding.

Connecticut Hurt By Reliance On Income Tax - Hartfort Courant, Sept 5, 2017
State Rep. Livvy Floren, R-Greenwich, a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, warns that "the lack of a predictable and consistent fiscal climate, primarily the large tax increases year after year and lack of on time balanced biennial budgets" is a major contributing factor in the credit rating agencies decision to repeatedly downgrade Connecticut.

Betteridge named second Theis Award winner - Greenwich Time, Monday, October 31, 2016
As part of the award, Betteridge was presented with a Glenville Volunteer Fire Co. vest and badge. The inaugural winner of the award, state Rep. Livvy Floren, R-149, was among those praising Betteridge. "Whenever a benefit fundraiser is planned by PTAs or philanthropies, black ties or bazaars, galas or golf outings, Terry Betteridge is always the first person contacted," Floren said. "His universal reply is, 'Sure. Happy to help. What do you need? What can I do?' He cares and he shares."

Op-ed: Vo-tech closings not a solution to budget woes - Stamford Advocate, Thursday, October 13, 2016
As members of the bipartisan Stamford delegation in the General Assembly, we are united in our support for J.M. Wright Technical High School and the diverse range of programs that it offers students. These include E-Carpentry, Facilities Management, Health Technology, Tourism and Digital Media, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. These programs prepare students for careers in thriving industries, which will become catalysts for Connecticut’s future economic expansion. With a growing number of high school students preparing for four-year degree programs, it is important to remember that employment in various trades can provide alternative career opportunities. - Rep. Livvy Floren and Sen. Scott Frantz

Rep. Floren, Senator Frantz to be Honored For Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence - Greenwich Sentinel, October 12, 2016
State Representative Livvy Floren (R-149) and State Senator Scott Frantz (R-36) have been selected to receive a First 100 Plus Award for their commitment and dedication to helping victims of domestic violence. During the 2016 legislative session, Rep. Floren co-sponsored An Act Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence (PA 16-34) which strengthens existing domestic violence law by shortening the time between when a restraining order is filed and when an involved party must surrender their firearms, and mandates court hearings within seven days (previous law allowed 14 days) of issuance of an ex parte restraining order. Previously, Rep. Floren was successful in obtaining a $250,000 STEAP grant to benefit the Greenwich YMCA's domestic violence center.

Floren on Greenwich Delegation: We know the people … we know the process … and we know how to get things done. - Greenwichfreepress, October 2, 20216
Rep. Fred Camillo and Sen. Scott Frantz, as well as Rep. Mike Bocchino and I, are the members of the Greenwich delegation team in the General Assembly. The four of us work together to cover a lot of legislative ground, and we serve – in the aggregate – on the following Committees: Banks, Bonding, Children, Commerce, Energy, Finance, Higher Education, Insurance, Nominations, and Transportation. The team weighs in on many, many issues and interacts with a large number of colleagues on both sides of the aisle. We know the people … we know the process … and we know how to get things done.

Floren: Why is photo identification considered voter suppression? - Greenwichfreepress, Sept 13, 2016
Voting is the bedrock freedom of our democracy, and its security should be protected. We need to present a photo id to board an airplane, register at a hotel, cash a check at our own bank, enter a government building or courthouse, and even obtain a senior citizen discount at a movie. My proposal is that cities and towns would issue a photo identification card (not tied to a driver’s license) without charge to the requestor, and with costs assumed by the Citizens Election Program fund. There is absolutely no hardship involved, and I think the sanctity of each citizen’s vote would be ensured. To me, that is the ultimate voting right.

Greenwich's Hartford delegation talk policy at LWV picnic - Greenwich Time, July 14, 2016
Floren said the committee was able to take money out of dormant accounts, eliminate earmarks and postpone spending on projects not shovel ready to cut more than $1 billion from bonding proposals a savings of $1 billion from on-going debt.

State Rep. Livvy Floren: Bonding to get our state back on track - Greenwich Post, June 6, 2016
I have always believed that bonding is an investment for the future of our state, and while we did cut nearly $1 billion in borrowing - we still managed to provide a mechanism for advancing proven projects in a timely, cost effective manner.

Greenwich Delegation Discusses State's Challenging Future - Greenwich Sentinel, April 8, 2016
All the legislators pointed to the recent exodus of the state's largest private-sector employer, General Electric, as an especially worrying sign of things to come. While Democrats have argued the move has more to do with the high-tech attraction of Massachusetts, a liberal bastion where GE settled, the Greenwich Republicans said the problem lies more with what Floren called a "disdain" for high earners among many in Democratic leadership.

Whitby Students Enjoy Visit from State Rep Livvy Floren on Read Aloud Day - Greenwich Free Press, February 24, 2016
The entire Whitby School community celebrated read aloud day on Wednesday, with special visits to the school's Lake Avenue campus from State Rep Livvy Floren, Greenwich Fire Marshal Sean O'Donnell, Greenwich Police officer Yolanda Greenhall and former Stamford Mayor Pavia.

Benefit dinner to honor Livvy Floren - Greenwich Time, Oct 22, 2015
On October 22, 2015, the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company will honor Connecticut State Representative Livvy R. Floren, at the Inaugural David N. Theis Award for Outstanding Service to the Community.

Greenwich Delegation Invites Constituents To Coffee Hour At Diner - Greenwich Patch, Jul 17, 2014
The Greenwich delegation to the state legislature will host a coffee hour at the Glory Days Diner on Monday, July 21, from 8 to 9 a.m. Republican State Reps. Livvy Floren (R-149), Stephen Walko (R-150), and Fred Camillo (R-151) plan to attend. Residents are invited to come and discuss issues and concerns from the 2014 legislative session.

Project Renew - Rebuilding The Nathaniel Witherell - Greenwich Patch, Jul 1, 2014
David Ormsby, chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, thanked Livvy Floren for "being our rock of Gibraltar in finding funding".

Letter: Floren 'A Responsible and Admirable Representative' - Greenwich Patch, Oct 12, 2012
Livvy is on top of every issue, attending all sessions and doing her homework. She communicates often with her constituents. Her language is clear and concise. Voice a concern to Livvy and she replies instantly with a knowledgeable response. Your question is never ignored or considered trivial.

Greenwich Republicans open headquarters - Greenwich Time, Oct 11, 2012
Two dozen Greenwich Republicans gathered to officially open their party headquarters at 1076 E. Putnam Ave. Tuesday, speaking optimistically of electing party members to local and national offices in the election less than one month away.

Letter: Floren 'Understands People, What We Need' - Greenwich Patch, Oct 11, 2012
Livvy has played a major role in what is great about this town. She has shown fiscal responsibility by cutting waste and not allowing spending without proven need. Livvy has supported land conservation retaining the natural character of our state. She has sought funding to improve transportation and housing. For Livvy it is not about party lines, but what is best for the people of Connecticut.

Letter: Floren Is Open to Needs of Constituents - Greenwich Patch, Oct 9, 2012
Livvy Floren is a seasoned state legislator who has brought more than 1,200 new jobs to Greenwich and Stamford, is a conservative looking to save you and the state money, respects our environment by preserving 110,000 acres of reservoir land as open space and is an advocate for both seniors and young people.

Floren Squares Off in Debate - Greenwich Patch, Oct 8, 2012
"I have experience, governing skills, and a track record of legislative accomplishment," said Floren, a ranking member of the House Bonding Sub-committee, where she serves on the State Bond Commission, in her opening statement. "My professional background as a business woman, and a lifetime of public service and civic involvement, gives me the credentials necessary to understand the issues and seek fiscally prudent common sense solutions."

Stamford Mayor Endorses Livvy Floren - Greenwich Patch, Oct 5, 2012
"Livvy continues to work to reduce taxes, create jobs, preserve open space, and retain programs for the elderly. As such I fully support Representative Livvy Floren’s run for re-election and look forward to working with her as she serves her seventh term in Hartford."

Candidates spar at Round Hill Community House - Greenwich Time, Oct 4, 2012
"I know the process and I know the people," Floren said of her job up in Hartford. "As former president Bill Clinton said, relationships are key — once you've been in the job you are bound together by experience, by trust, by duty, and by scar tissue."

Letter: Floren Fights for "Educational Rights of Children, Families" - Greenwich Patch, Oct 1, 2012
"Where ever and when ever there is an educational need, I can count on Livvy to pursue a solution and to deliver. I cannot endorse a finer person fighting for the educational rights of the children and families and for fiscal responsibility at every level."

Ryan visit adds new sizzle to GOP clambake - Greenwich Time, Oct 1, 2012
Local Republicans' traditional campaign kickoff event, the annual Republican clambake, is always an exciting time for Greenwich party members. But this year, the excitement level reached new heights with a fundraising visit by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan coming on the same day.

Letter: Democrat Supports Reelection of Republican State Rep. Floren - Greenwich Patch, Sept 25, 2012
It is not easy being an effective member of the minority party in Hartford. But Livvy is popular on both sides of the political aisle as a thoughtful, constructive and humane legislator whose views are respected by Republicans and Democrats alike. Livvy was recently recognized by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for her “perfect record” of supporting environmentally sensitive issues during the recently ended 2012 legislative session.

Letter to the Editor - Greenwich Time, May 30th, 2012
Representative Floren has not only fought for the voters of the 149th District, but works tirelessly with her colleagues from Greenwich to enhance the town as a whole. She works with both the Republicans and Democrats to bring meaningful change and improvement to the state of Connecticut.

Flash Mob Targets Greenwich Farm - Greenwich Patch, May 19th, 2012
By 9:55 a.m., the parking lot of the King Street farm was full of cars including that of state Rep. Livvy Floren. At 10 o'clock sharp it was a mobscene at the last working farm in Greenwich.

GOP's Floren nominated for 7th election run - Greenwich Time, May 17th, 2012
In her speech, Floren laid out a conservative agenda. "I am a fiscal conservative who believes that you do not tax your way out of tough times," she said.

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