State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus: Tax Free Week August 18-24

Posted on August 9, 2019 by jdooley


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A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.
Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.
  • 2019 Sales Tax Free Week dates are: Sunday, August 18, through Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Tax Free Week

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Rep. Zupkus: New ‘Plastic Bag’ Tax Starts August 1st

Posted on July 31, 2019 by jdooley


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I want to remind the residents of Bethany, Cheshire, and Prospect that a new state law on placing a ten cent tax on plastic bags takes effect on August 1st.

The legislation, Public Act 19-117, which was a section of the state budget, creates a statewide plastic bag fee of .10 cents per “single-use checkout bag” that must be collected by retailers making sales in Connecticut.

The collectors of this fee include a “store” defined as any retailer who is registered for Connecticut sales tax that sells

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Zupkus Opposes Special Deal for Hartford

Posted on July 24, 2019 by jdooley


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Zupkus Opposes Special Deal for Hartford

HARTFORD- State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) voted against a sweetheart school construction deal for the City of Hartford Monday in the legislature’s Special Session.

Normally, the state school construction bill passes without opposition but today many members including Rep. Zupkus objected to language giving Hartford additional reimbursement which was higher than is typically given to town school projects. The total amount of state funds in school construction

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