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Rep. Yaccarino Earns 100 Percent Voting Record

Posted on July 10, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) earned a perfect voting record during the 2018 legislative session. There were 317 votes taken this year according to information released by the House Clerk’s office.

“There is arguably nothing more important than being present to vote on behalf of the people of North Haven,” said Rep. Yaccarino who has received a statistical 100 percent voting record during his legislative tenure. “As a state representative, I must be available and engaged, which is precisely what I have tried to do since being elected to represent my fellow citizens of the 87th district – North Haven. As always, my door is always open and I encourage anyone with questions or concerns about state government to reach out to my office.”

Representative Yaccarino currently serves as ranking member of the Commerce Committee, and is on the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee and the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.

For an overview of important legislation addressed in the 2018 legislative session visit the Office of Legislative Research website: www.cga.ct.gov/olr.

OPINION: Independence Day

Posted on July 10, 2018 by admin


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As we prepare for Independence Day festivities on the fourth of July, let’s not forget the reason why we celebrate this joyous day to begin with. Many of us spend time with friends and family enjoying BBQs, outings to the pool and beach, and most of all – fireworks.

The true reason why we observe the fourth of July is set aside for remembering the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which set the stage for the founding of our nation on the principles of equality, liberty and freedom. On this day, let’s take a moment to remember the price that our freedom cost those who came before us.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a great Independence Day. I am proud to serve the people of North Haven and am honored to be your voice at the State Capitol. Please feel free to contact my office at 860-240-8700 or Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov.

I look forward to hearing from you and am always happy to answer your questions or concerns pertaining to any state or local issue.

Rep. Yaccarino Criticizes Senate Democrats for Upholding Malloy Vetoes

Posted on June 29, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) joined members of the General Assembly’s House and Senate chambers on Monday, June 25th for a veto session to overturn Governor Malloy’s veto of seven bills.

“I am extremely disappointed that Republican efforts to override Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s vetoes of multiple bills were thwarted by Senate Democrats. The vetoed bills all passed by the legislature with vast bipartisan support, but still Democrat legislators choose to side with the governor. We should always put people over politics,” Rep. Yaccarino said.

Rep. Yaccarino voted with a majority of his colleagues in the House to override Public Act (P.A.) 18-35An Act Prohibiting The Executive Branch from Making Rescissions Or Other Reductions to the Education Cost Sharing Grant During The Fiscal Year. The bill was taken up in the Senate, but did not secure the necessary votes to override the veto.

Following the passage of the compromise budget in October, Governor Malloy used an executive order to cut funding mid-year to several towns across the state. P.A. 18-35, had the veto been overridden, would have prohibited future governors from making rescissions to a school board’s education cost sharing grant during the fiscal year. Towns have asked for more predictability and sustainability from the legislature, which resulted in this bill.

Despite the bill’s unanimous passage in the Senate on May 9th and overwhelming support in the House, 117-32, the governor vetoed P.A. 18-35 earlier this month. While every Republican in the House and Senate voted in favor of the override, ten Senate Democrats changed their position during the veto session, effectively killing the bill.

Another bill vetoed by the governor was S.B. 528, An Act Concerning State Contract Assistance Provided To Certain Municipalities, which corrected the improper financial bailout of Hartford. S.B. 528 passed the House 105-45 and Senate 28-6, enough votes to easily override any veto if legislators voted the same during the veto session. Unfortunately, the Senate Democrats never called the bill for a vote, despite its overwhelming support. In this past fiscal year, Hartford was given $420,446,241 in taxpayer money, not including the monies given to non-profits in Hartford.

S.B. 261, An Act Extending the Manufacturing Apprenticeship Tax Credit to Pass-Through Entities, would allow 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 percent 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. Senate Democrats’ voted against this job-creating measure and consequently the bill did not make its way to the House for a vote.

A recent survey of 48 local businesses on behalf of the Connecticut Association of Smaller Manufacturers (CASM) showed that 85 percent of Connecticut’s small manufacturing businesses are organized as S-corporations or LLCs. Further, 65 percent of respondents said the tax credit would allow them to hire between 1-3 new employees, and 15 percent said they could hire more than 4 new employees. This failure to override means approximately 121 new jobs will not be created.

Happy Fourth of July

Posted on June 25, 2018 by admin


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As we prepare for Independence Day festivities on the fourth of July, let’s not forget the reason why we celebrate this joyous day to begin with. Many of us spend time with friends and family enjoying BBQs, outings to the pool and beach, and most of all – fireworks.

The true reason why we observe the fourth of July is set aside for remembering the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which set the stage for the founding of our nation on the principles of equality, liberty and freedom. On this day, let’s take a moment to remember the price that our freedom cost those who came before us.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a great Independence Day. I am proud to serve the people of North Haven and am honored to be your voice at the State Capitol. Please feel free to contact my office at 860-240-8700 or Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov.

I look forward to hearing from you and am always happy to answer your questions or concerns pertaining to any state or local issue.

 

 

NORTH HAVEN LEGISLATORS TALK POST-SESSION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Posted on June 12, 2018 by admin


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 NORTH HAVEN – To keep residents updated regarding the 2018 Legislative Session, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), along with Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-34), held a cookout and Post-Session Legislative Update at McDonald’s on Washington Avenue on Monday, June 12.


The lawmakers provided an update regarding the 2018 Legislative Session that concluded on May 9th and discussed the compromise state budget agreement. Both legislators explained to North Haven constituents how the budget, which they voted in favor of, did not increase taxes at the same time it restored education funding and town aid to North Haven among many other towns and cities across the state. The budget also restores funding for the Medicare Savings Program, stabilizes transportation funding, provides additional funding to the Retired Teachers’ Healthcare Fund and prohibits midyear cuts to municipal funding by the governor.

Yaccarino and Fasano both expressed their continued efforts to put Connecticut’s finances on a sustainable path, and were available to address residents’ questions and concerns.

“I am thrilled to have hosted another legislative cookout to build relationships and discuss key issues surrounding our community with the people of North Haven. I always enjoy an opportunity to meet new people and hear from my constituents about the concepts that matter most to them. Moments like these where we can engage in an open and honest dialogue is essential to effectively representing the people of North Haven at the Capitol in Hartford,” said Rep. Yaccarino.

“Thank you to all those who joined us on Monday,” said Sen. Fasano. “It was great to meet with so many constituents and hear their questions, concerns and ideas. My job as a lawmaker is to represent their voices in Hartford. This was an opportunity for all people to make their voices heard.”

Anyone who was unable to attend the event may contact Representative Yaccarino at 860-240-8700 or Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov and Senator Fasano at 860-240-8800 or Len.Fasano@cga.ct.gov with questions pertaining to any state or local issue.
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