Posted on June 14, 2018 by admin
State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) announced today that she is hosting an informational DOT meeting next Tuesday, June 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. to update residents regarding the planned temporary closure of the Harpers Ferry Road bridge and other construction that will affect the East End.
The meeting will be held at the Waterbury ARC, located at 1929 East Main St.
Rep. Cummings invites constituents to attend the meeting to learn about the closures and to ask questions of the transportation officials as they continue the realignment and reconstruction of Interstate 84 through Waterbury.
This event is free and open to the public.
What: Informational DOT meeting
When: Tuesday, June 19 6-8 p.m.
Where: Waterbury ARC, 1929 East main St. Waterbury
Posted on June 13, 2018 by admin
Will Reduce Youth Gang Crime and Violence
State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today applauded Governor Malloy for signing into law legislation she proposed that will provide much-needed funding to reduce gang and youth violence in Waterbury.
H.B. 5555 – An Act Concerning the Youth Violence Initiative – passed unanimously through the legislature with strong support and co-sponsorship from Reps. Tony D’Amelio (R-71), Larry Butler (D-72), Geraldo Reyes (D-75) and Jeff Berger (D-73), and will make a distinct difference in efforts to reduce crime and provide more resources for Waterbury police. It requires the state’s Judicial Department include Waterbury in the list of towns to which they provide part of a $1.9 million Youth Violence Initiative grant to reduce gang violence, and will provide funding to local community agencies and programs,
“I’m pleased Governor Malloy and my colleagues in the legislature recognized the positive impact these funds will have on preventing and reducing crime in and around the Greater Waterbury area,” Rep. Cummings said. “Working together we truly can make a difference, especially with teens and young adults who need guidance with school, work or life skills. Bolstering community programs and resources will provide more positive alternatives and positively affect the entire city.”
Posted on June 7, 2018 by admin
Bipartisan Bill Would Encourage Small Business Expansion and Relocation in Connecticut
State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today said she was frustrated by Governor Malloy’s veto of an important piece of bipartisan legislation she proposed that was designed to help small businesses and manufacturers across the state, including Waterbury.
The bill, S.B. 261 – An Act Extending the Manufacturing Apprenticeship Tax Credit to Pass-Through Entities – would have allowed pass-through companies – those set up as S corporations or limited liability companies (LLCs) that pass business profits to the owner and are taxed at his or her individual rate – to utilize the apprenticeship tax credit when filing personal income taxes. The manufacturing apprenticeship credit is equivalent to the lesser of $6 per hour, $7,500, or 50% of the actual apprenticeship wages for each apprentice employed by a given company, and expires on a schedule determined by the length of the apprenticeship. The tax credit is currently available to C Corporations.
“The legislature voted unanimously to approve this bill to allow pass-through businesses to utilize the apprenticeship tax credit because they understood it would be a positive step toward keeping businesses here, creating a benefit to encourage companies to open here and because it would increase employment and bolster the workforce, especially for people just coming out of vocational training or switching careers,” Rep. Cummings said. “Governor Malloy’s veto shows how disconnected he is with the needs of our state, and the small business and manufacturing community specifically.”