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Rep. McGorty Says Truck Mileage Tax Will Ultimately be Paid by Consumers

Posted on June 9, 2021


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HARTFORD — Shelton State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113), Deputy House Republican Leader, and Ben McGorty (R-122)¸ Assistant House Republican Leader, voted with their party and five Democrats in opposing a new mileage tax on trucks that utilize Connecticut highways.

HB 6688, An Act Concerning a Highway Use Fee, will create a per-mile tax on trucks that will increase based on gross tonnage. Trucks weighing 26,000 to 28,000 pounds will pay $0.025 per mile and vehicles weighing more than 80,000

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McGorty Celebrates Passage of Bill Expanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits to EMS Professionals

Posted on June 8, 2021


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HARTFORD — Shelton State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113), Deputy House Republican Leader, and Ben McGorty (R-122)¸ Assistant House Republican Leader, cosponsored and celebrated the passage of SB 660, An Act Expanding Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Certain Mental or Emotional Impairments Suffered by Healthcare Providers in Connection with COVID-19.

Reps. Perillo and McGorty, who both share personal experiences as first responders, were strong advocates of this legislation from the beginning.

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McGorty Backs Town-Friendly Housing Affordability Legislation

Posted on June 7, 2021


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HARTFORD — As rising demand increases housing prices in Shelton and across Connecticut, State Representative Ben McGorty (R-122nd) worked across the aisle with fellow lawmakers to pass legislation recently to make it easier for first-time homebuyers to break into the real estate market.

House Bill 5027, which tasks the Banking Department with developing a First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account, was crafted by McGorty and other members of the legislature’s Banking Committee and endorsed by the Connecticut

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