State Rep. Harry Arora Opposes State-Wide Property Tax

Posted on March 16, 2021


My name is Harry Arora and I am the state representative from the 151st district. I am joined today by 905 other residents from Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and other towns in Connecticut to testify against SB 171 “An Act Establishing a State-Wide Tax on Real Property”. As you hear me testify please visualize 905 other citizens of Connecticut, who are unable to join in person today. We represent the diverse citizenry of Connecticut – men and women, Democrats, Republicans and Unaffiliated, young and

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State Rep. Harry Arora Testifies Against Proposal to Take Away Local Control of Zoning

Posted on March 15, 2021


My name is Harry Arora and I am the state representative from the 151st district. I am joined today by 905 other residents from Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk and other towns in Connecticut to testify against SB 1024 “An Act Concerning Zoning Authority, Certain Design Guidelines, Qualifications of Certain Land Use Officials and Certain Disposal Systems”. As you hear me testify please visualize 905 other citizens of Connecticut, who are unable to join in person today. We represent the diverse citizenry

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State Rep. Harry Arora: Public Hearing on Proposal to Raise Your Property Taxes on March 15

Posted on March 12, 2021


Two controversial bills before the Finance Committee will result in tax increases for Greenwich residents. The bills that I urge you to oppose are:

State Rep. Harry Arora: Important Public Hearing on Local Control of Zoning

Posted on March 12, 2021


A controversial bill (SB 1024) is one of many bills being heard that seeks to remove local control of zoning regulations. I urge you to oppose this bill to protect the autonomy of our municipalities.
The need for more diverse housing in Connecticut needs to be addressed, however the individual needs of each community (including cities, suburbs, and rural areas) must be considered. The effect of this legislative push will:

    • Eliminate local control over certain types of housing (location-based, accessory,

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State Rep. Harry Arora: MAFMC and ASMFC to Hold Public Hearings for Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment

Posted on March 10, 2021


State Rep. Harry Arora: MAFMC and ASMFC to Hold Public Hearings for Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment

STONINGTON- State Rep. Harry Arora wanted to remind his constituents that The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) are seeking public comment on management options under consideration in the Bluefish Allocation and Rebuilding Amendment.

This amendment contains alternatives to:

  • Revise the fishery management plan

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State Rep. Harry Arora: COVID restrictions being eased effective Friday, March 19

Posted on March 8, 2021


Dear friends and neighbors,

The number of COVID infections, positivity rate, hospitalizations, and mortality continues on a downward trend. As a result, the following COVID restrictions will be eased by the state administration effective Friday, March 19th:

  1. Capacity Limits eliminated: All capacity limits will be eliminated for restaurants, retail, libraries, gyms, personal services, offices and houses of worship.
  2. Gathering sizes increased: Social gatherings at private residences will be revised

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State Rep. Harry Arora: ALERT- State Virtual Learning Public Hearing on Standards

Posted on March 4, 2021


The Education Committee will hold a hearing Monday on virtual learning. ?

Please note: if you want to testify virtually (Zoom), you must register by 3 p.m. Friday. You also have the option of emailing written testimony.

The stated purpose of this committee bill is “to require the Department of Education to develop uniform standards for the provision of virtual learning in public schools, conduct a comprehensive audit of virtual learning programs in the state and develop guidelines for training educators

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State Rep. Harry Arora: New Additional CT DMV Services Available Online

Posted on March 4, 2021


The CT Department of Motor Vehicles web portal will expand the virtual actions currently available.

New transactions available are: requesting a replacement driver’s license; a replacement non-driver’s license; and driving history. These applications are estimated to only take 5-7 minutes to complete; as well as, offer a tracking component for replacement card requests, and driving history document retrieval for up to 30 days at no additional cost.

REQUEST A REPLACMENT DRIVER’S LICENSE HERE

REQUEST

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State Rep. Harry Arora: COVID-19 vaccine available to enrolled VA patients regardless of age

Posted on March 1, 2021


COVID-19 vaccine available to enrolled VA patients regardless of age

 WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Effective March 1, VA Connecticut Healthcare System is now offering COVID-19 vaccine to all enrolled veterans regardless of age.

Depending on location, VA Connecticut patients will receive either the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. As of Feb. 28, the healthcare system has vaccinated approximately 17,000 enrolled patients through a series of scheduled appointments and walk-in clinics.

Upcoming Walk-in Clinics:

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State Rep. Harry Arora: SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on February 23, 2021


The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened last month has already succeeded in making major improvements to the program’s implementation:

  • For businesses with fewer than ten employees, the share of funding is up nearly 60%
  • For businesses in rural communities, the share of funding is up nearly 30%
  • The share of funding distributed through Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depository Institutions is up

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