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New Connecticut Tax Exemption for Retirees

Posted on November 18, 2019 by hbrooks


With tax season just around the corner, I want to share some information about Connecticut’s handling of Social Security taxes that many of you will find helpful.

In 2017, I cosponsored an act to raise the income thresholds for some taxpayers on fixed incomes to be able to deduct 100-percent of their federally taxable Social Security income. This act expanded the eligibility to more taxpayers.

Effective in 2019, the threshold increases from $50,000 to $75,000 for single filers and married people

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Take my One-Question Survey on Gov. Lamont’s Newest Toll Plan!

Posted on November 15, 2019 by hbrooks


Please consider taking my one-question survey about the transportation plan released by Governor Lamont last week. If the plan passes, 14 “temporary” tolls will be put up all across the state, including one on I-84 in Newtown.

The governor claims that the tolls will be taken down in 30+ plus years, when his $21.1 billion transportation package is paid off. My position on the subject remains the same: I am against any and all tolls, but let me know your thoughts by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/tollssurvey106.

Scheduled Nightly Ramp Closures on I-84 Westbound in Newtown

Posted on November 4, 2019 by hbrooks


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing nightly ramp closures on I-84 westbound in Newtown at Exits 9 and 10 that will finally bring us into winter with paved and striped ramps, bridge decks and travel lanes without exposed concrete foundation repairs.

What most folks do not see is the extensive work to upgrade drainage under and around our stretch of I-84 that will, ultimately, prevent future problems like the ones that undermined the roadway’s original concrete foundation in

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