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Sales Tax Free Week – August 16-22

Posted on August 12, 2020 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With our normal routines disrupted by the virus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16 through Saturday, August 22.

Last year, I was part of a contingent of legislators who successfully fought back against attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

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

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SNAP replacement benefits

Posted on August 11, 2020 by admin


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SNAP recipients who lost food due to the recent storm and subsequent power outages, can request replacement benefits by contacting DSS.

To request replacement benefits, SNAP recipients must call the DSS Benefit Center at 1-855-626-6632 to report the food loss, or download, fill out and mail the w-1225 and w-1226 forms to the scanning center prior to September 3, 2020.

*** Eversource Hearing Information – August 24***

Posted on August 11, 2020 by admin


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At the insistence of my office, and that of my legislative colleagues, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting revenues in the short term at the expense of ratepayers. Likewise, a similar rate increase request from United Illuminating has been suspended indefinitely.

PURA has scheduled a formal hearing process for Monday,

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