Rep. Perillo Speaks on Recreational Marijuana Debate

Posted on June 17, 2021 by admin


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The House debate on the marijuana bill is happening now.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue of legalizing recreational cannabis, the bill we have here today is downright criminal. It is essentially legalized racketeering, government-sanctioned organized crime designed to benefit the few at the expense of the many. It’s picking winners and losers.
Connecticut legislators have been warned by experts in other states, and the governor has already threatened to veto the bill. We’ll see

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Reps. Perillo, McGorty Say Truck Mileage Tax Will Ultimately be Paid by Consumers

Posted on June 9, 2021 by admin


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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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Rep. Perillo Say We Need to Prioritize Care for Homeless Veteran

Posted on June 9, 2021 by admin


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We had an opportunity this afternoon to serve homeless veterans – heroes who have already given so much in service to this country. Had our amendment passed, great organizations such as Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport could have benefited from $6,925,000 in each of the next two fiscal years. While I am disappointed we could not push this amendment through, we will continue to fight for our retired service members in future sessions.