Legislators Tour Oakridge Dairy Farm

Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Representatives Christopher Davis (R-57), Tom Delnicki (R-14), and Terrie Wood (R-141), State Senator Dan Champagne (R-35), and First Selectwoman Lori Spielman toured Oakridge Dairy with Owner and CEO Seth Bahler on Monday, September 16th.

Rep. Davis commented, “I was excited to invite my colleagues to Ellington. It is vital for the legislature to understand the importance of dairy farming not just for our town, but for our state as a whole.”

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CT Veterans Stand Down (Sept 20 – 8am to 2pm)

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the main campus of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.

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Rep. Davis Responds to New Tax on Meals Set to Take Effect October 1st

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Ranking Member of the Finance Committee State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) joined Senate and House Republican lawmakers at a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.

The tax will apply to not only prepared meals such as sandwiches, deli salads, pizza and hot buffet items, but also small packages of snacks, loose baked goods, wrapped salads, small servings of ice cream, and meal replacement bars. It also applies to fountain drinks including coffee and any beverage sold with a taxable “meal.”

Earlier this year, Democrat lawmakers labeled the new tax as only a 1% tax increase on items already taxed at 6.35%, but the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) statement clarifies that the new 7.35% tax will also apply to many food items that have never been taxed at all before when sold in grocery stores.

“Public outrage stopped Governor Lamont’s attempt to expand the sales tax to groceries early in the legislative session. This expansion of the new ‘meals tax’ is a back-door way to tax a wide range of everyday groceries,” said Rep. Davis. “These taxes will hit families, seniors on fixed incomes, and others who buy in small quantities the hardest. Connecticut already suffers from a high cost of living, expanding taxes to many everyday prepared foods and certain groceries will make our state even less affordable.”

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