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“Tax-Free Week” 2018 – August 19 – 25

Posted on August 8, 2018 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.

Additionally, new and used college textbooks are exempt from the state 6.35 percent sales tax for students who present a valid college ID at the time of purchase.

Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway is also tax-free.

Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use.

Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities: football cleats, specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, helmets and headbands, etc.
  • Accessories: jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, etc.

Please consult with your local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

Sincerely,

 

State Representative Dave Yaccarino

87th General Assembly District

Reminder: Coffee Hour Summer Schedule

Posted on August 1, 2018 by admin


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REMINDER: As we’ve done in years past, our Coffee Hour will return in September. Due to summer schedules there will be no August meeting. Hope to see you next month!

 

Stop the Governor’s Toll Study

Posted on July 20, 2018 by admin


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Latest News from the State Capitol

Outgoing Gov. Dan Malloy has decided that after seven and a half years in office, he wants to put $10 million on the state taxpayers’ credit card to study the issue of tolls in Connecticut even though this measure did not make its way out of the 2018 legislative process.

Think about that.

As Gov. Malloy is leaving the job…he wants to borrow $10 million of OUR money…to study tolls!

Tolls on I-95, I-91, I-84, Routes 8 and 25, the Wilbur Cross Parkway, the Merritt Parkway, and more.

The state Bond Commission is expected to vote on the $10 million allocation on July 25.

If you want to help defeat this $10 million proposal, please contact members of the Bond Commission and urge them to Vote NO on the Tolls Study!”

Contact information for members is listed below:

Let them hear you!

Governor Malloy

(860) 566-4840

Benjamin Barnes, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management

(860) 418-6500, Ben.Barnes@ct.gov

Denise L. Nappier, State Treasurer

(860) 702-3010, state.treasurer@ct.gov

Kevin P. Lembo, State Comptroller

(860) 702-3301, Comptroller.Lembo@ct.gov

George C. Jepsen, Attorney General

(860) 808-5318, attorney.general@ct.gov

Melody A. Currey, Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services

(860) 713-5100, Melody.Currey@ct.gov

John W. Fonfara, Senator and Co-Chair Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee

(860) 240-8600, John.Fonfara@cga.ct.gov

Jason Rojas, Representative and Co-Chair Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee

(860) 240-8500, Jason.Rojas@cga.ct.gov

I encourage you to contact me regarding any state or local concerns at 800-842-1423 or Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov.

Sincerely,

 

State Representative Dave Yaccarino

87th General Assembly District

Rep. Yaccarino and Sen. Fasano Visit North Haven Seniors

Posted on July 18, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino and State Senator Len Fasano spent the month of July visiting seniors throughout North Haven. These visits served to give residents a chance to speak directly with their legislators, but also an opportunity to discuss legislation that affects seniors in Connecticut and a chance to voice any of their concerns.

The North Haven legislators and First Selectman of North Haven Mike Freda, visited Stevens Woods Senior Center on was Monday, July 16th, where they were greeted with a cake in celebration of all their efforts to protect seniors during the 2018 legislative session. The legislators also visited the North Haven Senior Center on Tuesday, July 17th and Temple Pines on Tuesday, July 3rd.

During these discussions, many constituents were pleased that the Renter’s Rebate Program and the Medicare Savings Program were reinstated. They were also happy to hear that North Haven education and municipal funding was protected, and that tolls did not make it through the legislative process during the 2018 session.

“As a representative of North Haven it is extremely important to me that everyone within this community have a chance to meet with me face-to-face and hear what is happening in Hartford,” Rep. Dave Yaccarino said. “I wanted to make sure that our seniors feel as though their voices are being heard and have an equal opportunity to express their feelings and beliefs with their state representative directly. I hope that everyone who attended these forums came away feeling informed and assured that we are here to help the people of North Haven.”

“This year lawmakers worked hard to protect core services for the most vulnerable, including the elderly,” said Sen. Len Fasano. “We restored funding for the Medicare Savings Program, protected the Home Care Program, and stopped Gov. Malloy’s attempts to eliminate new tax breaks on pension and social security income that lawmakers passed last year. We are still working to stand up against policies that hurt seniors, such as the governor recently cutting $2 million from senior meals. Hearing directly from seniors reminds us of how important it is to keep pushing for needed changes to improve our state for people of all ages.”

Anyone with questions pertaining to any state or local issue can 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.

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.