Join Bristol Legislators for Coffee TOMORROW, 1/3

Posted on January 2, 2020 by admin


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Tomorrow, January 3, please join me, along with Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato and Sen. Martin, for our first monthly coffee hour event of the New Year at Rodd’s Restaurant (854 Farmington Ave., Bristol) from 8am – 9am.

Coffee will be served as we discuss the issues that will shape the upcoming 2020 Legislative Session, which convenes on February 5. I encourage residents to come and discuss any state or legislative issues, including bill proposals or concepts, or local concerns.

The event is free and open

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New Laws Effective January 1st 2020

Posted on December 30, 2019 by admin


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I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to parking fees
  • Interior Design Service – Existing state sales

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TRANSPORTATION FUND: Connecticut’s fallback option

Posted on December 12, 2019 by admin


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Information below was originally published in Rep-Am editorial on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

A Nov. 30 Republican-American story illustrated just how Connecticut policymakers have used the state’s Special Transportation Fund (STF) to cover their inability to manage the General Fund. It will be interesting to see if this hamstrings Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont and the Democratic-controlled legislature in their quest to implement their tolling plan.

The STF was established by the legislature and then-Gov.

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