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The Secretary of the State and Attorney General Warn About “Official” Reporting Scam

Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin


The Secretary of the State is warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by “Workplace Compliance Services” purporting to be an official “Annual Report Instruction Form,” alleging that payment is required by Connecticut law.

“Businesses registered with the state of Connecticut are only required by law to file Annual Reports with our office,” said Secretary Merrill. “There is no legal requirement for any business to file the form they received from Workplace Compliance Services, or to pay the inflated fee indicated.”

This deceptive solicitation has an “official” appearance and references a Connecticut state law. This scam directs the recipient business to send an inflated fee for filing an Annual Report that can be filed directly with the state at

If you are ever unsure about the legitimacy of a business filing notice you receive, please contact the Secretary of the State’s office at 860-509-6003 or email them at

If your business has received the bogus “Annual Report Instruction Form” form, please make a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General at, including a copy of the mailing, as an investigation into the mailing in coordination with the U.S. Postal Inspector is underway.


Rep. Fusco Takes Oath

Posted on January 9, 2019 by admin


During opening day ceremonies in the Connecticut General Assembly today, State Representative John Fusco (R-81) took the oath of office to continue to represent the people of Southington for the 2019-2020 legislative session.

For the 2019-2020 session, Rep. Fusco will serve on three legislative committees, including continuing his service on the Aging Committee and Public Safety Committee. This year, he was added to the Commerce Committee. Last session, Rep. Fusco also served on the Human Services Committee.

“I’m excited to be back in Hartford to work on the issues that affect the people of Southington and the state, and I’m hopeful that the new governor will value different opinions and work with the legislature to enact much-needed structural reforms to help put Connecticut back on the path to prosperity,” Rep. Fusco said. “Together we can find reasonable and sustainable ways to eliminate the projected deficit and balance the budget while preserving the important rights of the people of our state.”

Today’s ceremony kicked off the start of the legislature’s “long session” which runs from January 9 through June 5. Connecticut’s legislature is part-time, with regular sessions held from January to June in odd-numbered years, and from February to May in even-numbered years. The “long session” is used to establish a state budget and introduce bills of a general nature. In the even-year “short session” the legislature can only consider bills directly related to state budget, revenue and financial matters, as well as committee bills and resolutions and those matters certified to be of an emergency nature.

Legislators to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Southington

Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin


State Representatives John Fusco (R-81) and Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) will be hosting a ‘Town Hall’ Meeting with State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16) on January 23rd at the Municipal Center in Southington.

The Southington legislators invite all interested constituents to join them in discussing the issues that are shaping the 2019 legislative session – like the state budget deficit and any bill proposals that could directly impact our community.

WHO? State Representatives John Fusco (R-81) and Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80), Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16)

WHAT? Town Hall Meeting

WHEN? Wednesday, January 23rd 6:30pm-7:30pm

WHERE? The John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 North Main Street, Southington

BACKGROUND: A discussion about the 2019 legislative session.

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Representatives Fusco and Mastrofrancesco, please contact their office at 800-842-1423