Rep. Cummings Supports National Police Week

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In recognition of National Police Week – May 13-19, 2018 – Rep. Cummings recorded a brief video to thank the brave and dedicated men and women who work to protect us on a daily basis. Our state and our nation are stronger thanks to their service!

Rep. Cummings Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Legislation

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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today praised her colleagues for unanimously passing two important pieces of legislation she proposed that will help Connecticut manufacturers and small businesses, and provide much-needed funding to reduce gang and youth violence in Waterbury.

The first, S.B. 261 – An Act Extending the Manufacturing Apprenticeship Tax Credit to Pass-Through Entities – allows 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.

“Making these changes to allow pass-through businesses to utilize the apprenticeship tax credit will create opportunities for people right here in Waterbury where we have a very strong small business and manufacturing base,” Rep. Cummings said. “Removing theses restrictions means students graduating  from vocational-technical schools like Kaynor, and those who are making career changes into these specialized fields, will have more access to on-the-job training in demanding, and in-demand, fields. I’m confident this will spur growth in industry and help reduce unemployment across the state while matching workers with good-paying careers.”

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Reps. Cummings, D’Amelio to Host Legislative Coffee Hour

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State Representatives Stephanie Cummings (R-74) and Tony D’Amelio (R-71) look forward to meeting with constituents on Thursday, May 31st during a Legislative Coffee Hour at the Waterbury Senior Center from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The lawmakers invite constituents to share their concerns and ideas, and to ask questions about the recently ended 2018 legislative session and the upcoming 2019 session.

This event is free and open to Waterbury citizens.

The Waterbury Senior Center is located at 1985 East Main St., in Waterbury.