Sales Tax Expansion & Statewide Property Tax: Let Your Opinion Be Known

Posted on March 13, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

This Friday, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee of the General Assembly will be holding a public hearing on Governor Lamont’s proposed revenue budget and the Senate Democrat Leader’s proposal to institute a statewide property tax and a statewide car tax.

As you may have heard, Governor Lamont’s proposed budget expands many taxes, including the sales tax to cover many previously exempted items; such as non-prescription drugs, digital downloads like Netflix, children’s car seats and bicycle helmets, dry cleaning, barber shops, beauty salons, veterinary services, parking, newspapers and a wide range of professional services including legal, accounting, interior design, real estate, and sports and recreation instruction. All totaled the tax expansions will cost Connecticut families about $300 million more in the 2020 fiscal year and about $500 million more in the 2021 fiscal year. His proposal would also place a 10 cent surcharge on plastic bags and a 1.5 cent tax per ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, juice, and sports drinks, among many other new or expanded taxes.

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Reps. Ackert and Davis Attend Tolland County Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Posted on March 11, 2019 by admin


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TOLLAND – State Representatives Tim Ackert (R-8) and Christopher Davis (R-57) participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored by the CBIA held at CNC Software in Tolland.

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Rep. Davis and Superintendent Nicol Support Firm Graduation Dates for Seniors

Posted on March 8, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) and Ellington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott V. Nicol testified in support of HB 7258 ‘An Act Concerning the Establishment of a Firm Graduation Date and the Date for the First Day of School Sessions’ before the legislature’s Education Committee on Wednesday, March 6th.

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