Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook

Upcoming Informational Forums on Tolls

Posted on March 15, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

Next month, I will be hosting a  joint Informational Forum on Tolls with State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda in Madison.

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Governor’s Budget Proposal – Public Hearing

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

 

On Friday, 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.

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Rep. MacLachlan Looks to Expand Solar Study

Posted on March 9, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Jesse MacLachlan testified in the Energy and Technology Committee on Tuesday to offer fixes to legislation that was passed last year.

As a former solar developer, Rep. MacLachlan highlighted in his testimony that Senate Bill 9 did a lot of good things in the energy and technology industry, but some flaws still needed to be addressed.

Here are the three changes Rep. MacLachlan would like to see made:

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