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Tax Free Week – August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


2020 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week


  • This year will be Connecticut’s 20th Sales Tax Free Week.
  • Per state statute, Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.
  • 2020 Sales Tax Free Week dates are Sunday, August 16, through Saturday, August 22, 2020.

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PURA – Public Hearing on Electricity Rate Increases – August 24

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is in response to PURA’s recent approval of Eversource’s request to increase its delivery rate. Between work-from-home orders and hot summer weather, customer electric bills were bound to be higher than usual. Raising rates on top of all this was not the right thing to do.

The hearing will take place over Zoom. PURA officials will be questioning Eversource

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Police ‘Accountability’ Legislation Deserved Better

Posted on July 24, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


To the Editor,

At 1:30 a.m. most people are in bed, asleep, resting for the next day. The Speaker of the House decided that was a good time to call one of the most important pieces of legislation of the year – the police ‘accountability’ bill.

As outrageous as that may sound, it is even more illogical that the bill language was not made available to legislators or the public until a few minutes before the debate started. Understanding the unique set of circumstances created by the COVID-19 outbreak,

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