Rep. D’Amelio Discusses Minimum Wage Proposals on WATR

Posted on March 20, 2019 by admin


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I was pleased to discuss the minimum wage proposals facing the legislature from both a legislative and small business owner’s perspectives with WATR’s Steve Noxon.

Waterbury Informational Tolls Forum

Posted on March 8, 2019 by admin


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Waterbury Informational Tolls Forum

State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71) and Stephanie Cummings (R-74) 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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Important Changes to Social Security and Pension Tax Deductions

Posted on January 15, 2019 by admin


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Last session, I joined my legislative colleagues to pass two provisions (included within the bi-annual budget) regarding Social Security Income Deductions and Retirement Income Deductions designed to provide seniors with much-needed tax relief. The first eliminated the income tax on Social Security and the second will phase out the income tax on pensions over the next few years.

**Social Security Income Tax Deduction

Effective for tax years beginning after 2019, individual taxpayers may deduct 100

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Reps. D’Amelio, Cummings Receive Committee Assignments

Posted on December 20, 2018 by admin


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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides recently announced the 2019-2020 legislative committee assignments and caucus leadership positions for State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71) Stephanie Cummings (R-74).

Representative D’Amelio will continue in his role as a caucus Senior Whip and will serve on the General Law, Aging, and Human Services Committees.

“I’m honored to return to Hartford to represent the people of Middlebury and Waterbury, and I look forward to working on the issues that affect

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Nighttime Milling and Resurfacing Project, Route 73 in Waterbury

Posted on September 18, 2018 by admin


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The following message comes from the State Department of Transportation and contains information that could impact your travels.

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 73 in Waterbury, beginning Sunday, September 23, 2018. 

 

The project consists of milling and resurfacing 1.95 miles of Route 73in Waterbury. This project is scheduled to occur from 7:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 to

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CT Veterans Stand Down 2018

Posted on September 13, 2018 by admin


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On Friday, September 21st, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2018 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

Additional details are below:

Rep. D’Amelio, Waterbury Delegation Applaud Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Grant for Boys and Girls Club

Posted on September 11, 2018 by admin


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The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury will announce receipt of a Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Grant from the State of Connecticut for the 2018-19 fiscal year on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club.   In attendance will be State Representatives Stephanie Cummings, Larry Butler, Tony D’Amelio, Jeff Berger and Geraldo Reyes, and State Senator Joan Hartley, who were instrumental in the passage of Public Act 18-81 which included Waterbury in the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.

The Boys & Girls Club provides members with a healthy and safe environment that aims to empower teens to make good choices while reducing violence among youth.  Club programs provide youth the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and interests, including sports, technology and art, during a critical part of the day.  Providing exposure and opportunities to anti-bullying, anti-violence and life-skills programing opens youth to new possibilities and helps them find positive ways to spend their time while also allowing them to consider and explore positive futures – both school and career.  Keeping students occupied in the after-school hours is proven to reduce at-risk behaviors including violence, substance use and sexual activity.  The Youth Services Prevention Initiative and Youth Violence Prevention Grant will serve to ensure that members have a safe, positive environment to learn, forge supportive relationships among their peers and have opportunities, expectations and recognition.

“The Boys and Girls Club does incredible work for the kids of our community and I can think of no better organization to receive this grant money,” Rep. D’Amelio said.  “I’m confident these funds will be used to continue their mission of providing engaging programming to help our kids make positive life decisions and to avoid the pitfalls of drugs, gangs and violence that harm so many.”

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Tax Free Week – August 19-25

Posted on August 7, 2018 by admin


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With the start of school just around the corner, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.

Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway

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Reps. D’Amelio and Cummings Host Senior Center Town Hall

Posted on May 31, 2018 by admin


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More than 50 people came to the Waterbury Senior Center to listen as State Reps. Tony D’Amelio and Stephanie Cummings held office hours to discuss the recently-ended 2018 legislative session and to answer questions from the audience.

After a brief recap of the session, the legislators answered questions for more than an hour. The topics varied but mostly focused on fiscal matters, including the state budget, the deficit, state employee retirement funds, education funding and car taxes, among others.

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