Brookfield, Bethel, Danbury

Taxes on Bicycle Helmets and Child Car Seats?

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

Tomorrow, Friday, March 15th, Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal will be in front of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee. As you may know, the governor is looking to increase revenues by implementing 53 tolls throughout the state and expanding the sales tax to include new items and services.

Here are just a couple of services and items that will now fall under the sales tax:

– Legal services
– Accounting services
– Real estate activities and agents/brokers
– Veterinary services
– Barber shops and beauty salons
– Sports/recreation instruction and industries
– Renovation and repair of residential property
– Non-prescription drugs
– Bicycle helmets
– Child car seats
– Vegetable seeds
– Safety apparel

The governor’s budget proposal also looks to eliminate the following:

-The sales tax-free week
-The increased exemption for social security income
-The exemption for pension and annuity income

For the full list click here.


Lawmakers to Host Toll Informational Forum

Posted on March 8, 2019 by admin


DANBURY – State Representatives Stephen Harding and Rich Smith in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin and State Representative Laura Devlin, House and Senate Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee, are inviting the public to attend an informational forum on tolls to discuss alternative plans to tolls and the impact tolls may have on our local communities.

WHERE: Danbury City Hall, 55 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT
WHEN: Monday, April 1st, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Tolls – Public Hearing – Wednesday, March 6th

Posted on March 6, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

The legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday (March 6) will hold a public hearing on two different bills that would bring highway tolls back to Connecticut.

The first bill (H.B. 7280) is from legislative Democrats, and the second (H.B. 7202) is from Gov. Ned Lamont.

Late last year, a well-publicized study on highway tolling indicated Connecticut residents could see as many as 82 toll gantries placed on highways throughout the state. Gov. Lamont, through his two-year budget

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