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Newtown Legislative Delegation to Hold Forum for Businesses Regarding New Taxes and Policies

Posted on October 15, 2019 by hbrooks


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NEWTOWN – On Thursday, October 31, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), along with State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28), will be hosting an informational forum regarding new taxes, fees, and policies that may haunt (a Halloween play on words) Connecticut businesses and residents. The legislators will cover such topics as the recent minimum wage hike, the state’s new family leave program, and changes to the pass-through business entity tax.

Many of these policies, which were enacted

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New Taxes and Laws Effective October 1

Posted on September 27, 2019 by hbrooks


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As we transition out of summer and into autumn, we prepare for a number of new laws and tax and fee increases to take effect starting on October 1st. These new laws and taxes may have an impact on you, your business, and our community.

Please find a list of more noteworthy taxes and legislation going into effect next week below:

Tax and Fee Increases Effective October 1st

Fact: These tax increases were included in the Democrats’ state budget passed this year. Rep. Bolinsky and his fellow Republican

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Rep. Bolinsky to Host Coffee & Conversation

Posted on September 24, 2019 by hbrooks


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NEWTOWN – Please join State Representative Mitch Bolinsky for ‘Coffee & Conversation’ at Village Perk Café to discuss major issues facing the state of Connecticut or to bring suggestions on how Rep. Bolinsky can work to make Connecticut a better place to live.

Where: Village Perk Café, 3 Glen Rd., Sandy Hook

When: Friday, October 4, from 8:00 – 9:30am

This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend but still have questions or comments related to state government, please contact

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Rep. Bolinsky Joins Colleagues in Opposing New Taxes Effective Oct. 1

Posted on September 13, 2019 by hbrooks


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HARTFORD – State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) on Thursday attended a press conference with House and Senate Republican lawmakers to discuss newly released details on the 7.35% “meals tax” set to go into effect October 1, 2019. The tax was included in the state budget passed by legislative Democrats and signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont during the 2019 legislative session.

According to a Department of Revenue Services (DRS) policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved and

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Capitol Internship Program Now Accepting Applications

Posted on September 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut General Assembly’s Legislative Internship Program is officially accepting applications. It’s a wonderful program designed to allow interns to engage in the state’s governmental processes, which means working directly with State Representatives and Senators, attending meetings and public hearings, as well as assisting with other administrative tasks.

All undergraduate students enrolled and matriculated in an accredited undergraduate degree program at a two- or four-year

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Tax-Free Week August 18-24

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Governor Lamont proposed eliminating our “Tax-Free Week” in 2019. Along with defeating 2/3 of his new taxes and toll proposals, I stood firmly against this proposal in order to continue this Connecticut tradition, preserving our temporary tax holiday for individuals and families throughout the state.

So, with a small measure of relief, I am happy to announce that Tax-Free Week begins Sunday, August 18th, and runs through Saturday, August 24th. Many clothing items with retail selling prices under

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Post-Session Legislative Update – July 23rd

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN – Please State Representative Mitch Bolinsky for a Post-Session Legislative Update and Q & A session at the C.H. Booth Library on Tuesday, July 23rd, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. I hope you will take this informal opportunity to learn about the legislative discussions occurring at our State Capitol and ask any questions you may have about our state government.

I recently hosted a community discussion at Carminuccio’s, which was well attended, extremely productive, spirited and delicious. I

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New Laws – Effective July 1st

Posted on July 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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New legislation effective dates are typically January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year. As we welcome the dog days of summer, here is a summary of the new laws from the 2019 Legislative Session that have become effective on July 1, 2019.

These new laws, including the newly signed state budget, may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted a handful of noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list, which can

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Local Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid Reimbursement with Staff and Residents of Newtown Long-Term Care & Rehab Facility

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN – Earlier this week, State Representatives J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Raghib Allie-Brennan (D-2) met with Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Administrator Joel Carmichael, and residents, to discuss how state government can help improve the experience for long-term care residents. Many of the residents’ and healthcare providers’ concerns focused on facility staffing levels, provisions of enhanced training for caregivers, and the development of a statewide

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Bolinsky Hosts Pizza & Politics at Carminuccio’s

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN – State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) hosted a Pizza & Politics event at Carminuccio’s on Monday, June 17th. Bolinsky held the event in order for residents to learn about the actions of the state legislature during the 2019 Legislative Session and to give them an opportunity to ask general questions about state government. The discussion focused greatly on the state budget and flowed to other major issues such as tolls and public safety.

“This session resulted in a mixed bag of

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