Reps. Vote to Make Selling Fentanyl a Felony

Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin


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In an effort to reduce opioid abuse and the potential for overdose, State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71) and Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today joined their colleagues who voted unanimously to make it a felony to distribute or sell the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

HB 5524 – An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl – formally classifies the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a narcotic substance, and further defines the compounds or components of fentanyl as narcotic substances, including

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Rep. D’Amelio Brings personal Experience to Minimum Wage Debate

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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CT’s Tax Freedom Day is April 25th!

Posted on April 23, 2019 by admin


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Once again, Connecticut’s tax burden is among the highest of any state in the nation. Residents in our state need to work longer than residents in 45 other states to pay their local, state and federal tax bills.

Tax Freedom Day is the day each year when the average citizen has earned enough to pay their combined local, state and federal tax bills. National Tax Freedom Day is on April 16!

This year, according to The Tax Foundation, Connecticut’s Tax Freedom Day is April 25, which means we’re tied

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Waterbury Police offer home pick-up of unused RX

Posted on April 9, 2019 by admin


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The Waterbury Police Department recently announced they will now provide home pick-up of unwanted medication for Waterbury seniors and the homebound on the first Wednesday of each month.

For this service, reservations with Waterbury Vice Squad Officers must be made in advance. If you are interested, please call 203-574-6903 to arrange a pick-up.

Please share this information with anyone you feel may benefit.

Drug Take Back Day is April 27

Posted on April 5, 2019 by admin


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On Saturday, April 27, the Waterbury Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency and National Drug Take Back Day, is hosting a prescription drug drop-off at their 255 East Main St. location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by encouraging residents to empty their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.  According to the DEA, nationwide, more than 460 tons of

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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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