Rep. Cummings hosts toll information forum

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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Concerned about the impact statewide tolls will have on the residents of Waterbury and the state, Rep. Cummings asked the Ranking Members of the legislature’s Transportation Committee to come to Crosby High School Thursday night to provide details and facts about the proposals currently before debated at the Capitol.

Rep. Cummings was joined by Rep. Laura Devlin and State Senator Henri Martin from the Transportation Committee, and Rep. Joe Polletta and State Senator Rob Sampson. The legislators used

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Rep. Cummings, Chief Spagnolo Testify to Reduce Car Thefts

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


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This week, Police Chief Spagnolo came to the capitol to testify in favor of bipartisan legislation to reduce the rash of car thefts taking place in Waterbury and across our state. The legislation – House Bill No. 7332, “An Act Concerning Public Safety and the Welfare of Repeat Juvenile Offenders and their Victims” – would allow the court to transfer juveniles to the criminal court if they have been previously convicted of serious felony crimes.

I want to thank my colleagues in the Waterbury delegation

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Waterbury Informational Tolls Forum – March 21

Posted on March 8, 2019 by admin


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Waterbury Informational Tolls Forum

State Representatives Stephanie Cummings (R-74) and Tony D’Amelio (R-71) in conjunction with State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31), House and Senate Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee, are inviting the public to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: Crosby High School auditorium, 300 Pierpont Rd., Waterbury, CT

WHEN: Thursday, March 21st from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Investing in and improving

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DOT construction – week of March 11-15

Posted on March 8, 2019 by admin


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The DOT is reporting that there will be substantial construction activity that may impact your travel around the greater Waterbury area next week.

Week of March 11th

* Highway Impacts *

Monday, March 11:

  • Route 8 Northbound Exit 35 Off-Ramp Shoulder to Route 73: Closed 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • I-84 Westbound Exit 20 Off-Ramp: Closed 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • I-84 Westbound Exit 19 (Bank Street) On-Ramp: Closed 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • I-84 Westbound Right and Center Lanes: Closed 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
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Apprenticeship Tax Credit Bill Passes Key Committee

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) announced that a bill she initially proposed to allow pass-through companies to utilize Connecticut apprenticeship tax credits has been moved through the Commerce Committee and now awaits action by the full legislature.

The proposed legislation, now Commerce Committee Bill 7081 – An Act Extending the Manufacturing Apprenticeship Tax Credit to Pass-Through Entities – would, beginning July 1, allow an S corporation, or an entity treated as a partnership

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Rep. Cummings Honors Seuss During Read Across America Day

Posted on March 1, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. Stephanie Cummings spent her morning honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday while reading to kids at Saints Peter and Paul School and Driggs School as part of Read Across America Day events.  Rep. Cummings, who founded the Waterbury Reads Gently Used Children’s Book Drive, looks forward to this annual tradition of reading and promoting literacy, and enjoys the conversations she has with the students after each story.

Breaking Down Governor Lamont’s Budget

Posted on February 20, 2019 by admin


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After listening to Governor Lamont’s 2019 budget proposal before a joint session of the General Assembly, State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today said she was cautiously optimistic about his ideas but cautioned the full details of the proposal still need to be studied before committing to the plan.

“For decades, Connecticut has struggled to find easy solutions to the financial crisis that’s stifled growth and placed unnecessary burdens on business and residents and I applaud Governor

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Rep. Cummings Provides Response to Toll Survey

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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Prioritize Progress

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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“For 120 years, we at the DOT have planned improvements based on money that we think will be available from revenue streams, and therefore we are always struggling to have barely functioning transportation systems.”

–James Redeker, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (Danbury News Times, January 21, 2015)

In every state, transportation plays a vital role in economic development and quality of life. Here in Connecticut, transportation has been ignored for far too long. Funding

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Rep. Cummings Proposes Legislation to Crack Down on Out of State License Plate Scofflaws

Posted on February 14, 2019 by admin


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Working closely with Waterbury Alderman Michael DiGiovancarlo, State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) proposed, and testified before the Public Safety Committee in support of, several pieces of legislation designed to alleviate the pressure on Waterbury taxpayers and allow the police to rein in scofflaws using out of state addresses and license plates to avoid paying property taxes on vehicles.

“The people who register their vehicles in different states to avoid paying taxes that are rightfully

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