Reps. Davis and Hall Recognize Phoenix Manufacturing for 30 Years in Business

Posted on October 16, 2019 by admin


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ENFIELD – State Representatives Christopher Davis (R-57) and Carol Hall (R-59) joined other state and local officials to celebrate Phoenix Manufacturing’s 30th anniversary in business.

The celebration included tours showcasing their products and machinery led by company president Glenn Ford. State legislators presented Owner and CEO Krystyna Paluch with a congratulatory citation from the General Assembly in recognition of her efforts and the contributions made by Phoenix Manufacturing to Connecticut’s economy. In 2018 Krystyna was recognized by the Hartford Business Journal as one of, “8 Extraordinary Women in Business.”

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Rep. Davis Tours Merrill Industries

Posted on October 16, 2019 by admin


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ELLINGTON – State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57) toured box and packaging manufacturer Merrill Industries with CEO Richard Wheeler.

Merrill Industries has been in operation since 1973 and moved to Ellington in 1985. The company mainly serves the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets for custom packaging including corrugated cardboard and foam inserts to meet the needs of manufacturers shipping products.

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October New Taxes

Posted on October 10, 2019 by admin


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Please note that this is provided as information, and inclusion in this message does not indicate my support or opposition to an individual measure.

 

 Beginning on October 1st, a number of new laws took effect. Many of these new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.

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October New Laws

Posted on October 10, 2019 by admin


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Please note that this is provided as information, and inclusion in this message does not indicate my support or opposition to an individual measure.

Beginning on October 1st, a number of new laws took effect. Many of these new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.

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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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Area Legislators Tour Amazon Fulfilment Center in Windsor

Posted on September 4, 2019 by admin


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WINDSOR – State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8), State Representatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Christopher Davis (R-57) toured the Amazon Fulfilment Center in Windsor with General Manager Gurol Butun.

**Watch** Rep. Davis and Zawistowski Tour Amazon in Windsor

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Reps. Davis and Zawistowski Tour HP Hood in Suffield

Posted on September 3, 2019 by admin


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SUFFIELD – State Representatives Christopher Davis (R-57) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61) toured the HP Hood Ice Cream Division in Suffield with Plant Manager Peter Fabbri on Monday, August 26th.

Hood was founded in Massachusetts in 1846 by Harvey Perley Hood and has grown into a company that sells a variety of dairy products nationwide and operates 13 manufacturing plants mostly in the Northeast.

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Ellington – Free NARCAN Training – Sept. 19th

Posted on August 29, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

On Thursday September 19th at 7:00 p.m. Ellington Youth Services will be hosting a free NARCAN and QPR training at the Ellington Senior Center. NARCAN is an opioid antagonist that is used to reverse an overdose, QPR is a three step suicide prevention technique that stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. Please consider attending these valuable potentially lifesaving training.

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