Southbury, Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington


Bring Your Reusable Shopping Bags!

Posted on July 10, 2019 by admin


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In case you haven’t heard, the state’s new tax increases include one on disposable, single-use plastic bags. This new tax takes effect on August 1, 2019.

Between then and June 30, 2021, retailers that provide plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than four mils- four thousandths of an inch- will be required to charge a 10-cent tax on every single bag. After June 30, 2021, retailers are prohibited from providing or selling single-use checkout bags to customers.

Plastic bags used for produce,

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2019 Major Public Acts available now

Posted on June 20, 2019 by admin


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Every year, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), and the Legislative Commissioners’ Office (LCO) compile a report of the major issues passed during the legislative session.

OLR provides brief descriptions on a number of issues in this report, including legislation that increases and expands taxes statewide and raises the age of smoking from 18 to 21, and concerns opioids, workers’ compensation for PTSD, education, transportation, the state’s business climate,

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Study of Energy Demand Fees for Houses of Worship Passes Senate

Posted on June 11, 2019 by admin


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During the final hours of the legislative session last week, and following the lead of the House of Representatives, the State Senate passed legislation proposed by State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) to require the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to study creating new energy rate classes for certain properties with tax exempt status.

The study is based on a proposal originally introduced and championed by Rep. O’Neill to exempt houses of worship from energy demand fees.

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