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Making Connecticut Affordable, Call for Special Session

Posted on June 7, 2022


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Inflation and our state’s tax structure have made Connecticut unaffordable. I am calling for a special session to provide immediate tax relief that will be meaningful to both residents and businesses. The plan I support prioritizes lowering energy costs – including diesel fuel – as well as making everyday items easier for you to purchase. Specifics of the plan include:

  • Reducing the income tax
  • Expanding current gas tax holiday to diesel
  • Suspending impending diesel fuel tax increase (scheduled for

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Case Honors Teachers, Students of Winchester Police D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 3, 2022


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WINCHESTER – On Friday afternoon two members of the Winchester Police Department were recognized for their long-term leadership of the D.A.R.E. program during its graduation ceremony. The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is taught by Winchester’s Officer Daniel Pietrafesa and Sergeant Bob Varasconi. The officers were presented with a legislative citation from State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) in recognition of their contributions to the program.

“The D.A.R.E program makes a positive

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Rep. Jay Case Opposes State Budget Adjustment Package

Posted on May 3, 2022


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HARTFORD – On Monday evening, the House approved adjustments to the state’s current state budget. State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) opposed the adjustment package because there was not enough long-term financial relief provided to residents and businesses. Additionally, the budget document was not made available for review until about 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

“We received this document with little to not time to review it. The process should not be as compressed when we are talking about how to

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An Affordable Connecticut

Posted on April 21, 2022


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Republicans held a news conference this morning to unveil a detailed tax relief plan “An Affordable Connecticut” that goes beyond the temporary relief package they supported earlier in the year. This proposed plan focuses on making broad-based tax cuts, totaling $1.2 billion in relief, that will benefit every Connecticut resident and business. To watch this morning’s press conference, click here.

An Affordable Connecticut

The plan is comprised of the following tax decreases:

Case Pushes use of Federal Relief Dollars to Cut Local Taxes

Posted on April 14, 2022


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HARTFORD—State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) and his fellow Republicans called on the attorney general to take action in order to expand the scope of what pandemic relief dollars can be used for – namely tax relief.

“Lowering the tax burden on Connecticut residents is critical to the success of the state’s overall recovery effort from the impacts of the pandemic,” said Rep. Case. “Inflation and global conflicts are only fueling the hardship that too many residents are facing, using these resources will

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Tax Free Week, April 10-16

Posted on April 6, 2022


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From Sunday, April 10, to Saturday, April 16, there will be a tax free holiday on clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be subject to the state’s sales tax during this time. This tax holiday was implemented by the legislature in the same legislative package that suspended the state’s excise gas tax.

Click here for more examples of what items are tax exempt.

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Autism Acceptance Month

Posted on April 4, 2022


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Established in 1970 by the Autism Society to promote awareness, education, and acceptance – April is Autism Acceptance Month (AAM). The Dept. of Public Health offers resources for individuals who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum and their families. To access those resources, please click here.

The legislature continues to find new ways to support those who are diagnosed with autism and their caregivers. In 2021, I supported a new law that expands the state’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Council.

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Excise Gas Tax to be Suspended on April 1

Posted on March 23, 2022


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The House of Representative unanimously approved HB 5501 An Act Suspending Certain Gas Taxes and Sales and Use Taxes on Certain Clothing and Allocating Funds for Free Public Bus Services on Wednesday, March 23.

This law has three parts to it, including the i.) suspension of the state’s excise gas tax beginning April 1, 2022, to the conclusion of the current fiscal year, ii.) implements a tax free week from April 10-16 on purchases of clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be

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Juvenile Justice Public Hearing, Monday March 14

Posted on March 10, 2022


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The Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, regarding our proposals to address the issue of juvenile crime. The proposed bill is 5418 ‘An Act Revising Juvenile and Criminal Justice Statutes and Insurance Statutes Concerning Theft of a Motor Vehicle.’ Testimony on this important piece of legislation can be submitted to the committee by e-mailing JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov. If you would like to speak at Monday’s hearing, please note that registration to

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2022 Caucus Legislative Proposals

Posted on February 16, 2022


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HARTFORD – House Republicans held a news conference on Wednesday, February 16, to unveil the top legislative priorities for the 2022 legislative session. The five-part plan has been crafted to help point our state in the right direction in the wake of the pandemic.

You can read through the entire plan by clicking here.

Watch the news conference by clicking here.

Click the headers below to learn more about our proposals.

>>> Protecting the Public <<<

  • Safe Streets Act
  • Victims’ Rights
  • Supporting

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