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State Rep. Laura Devlin: Informational Tolls Forums to be Held

Posted on February 15, 2019 by jdooley


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You’re Invited!

Dear Neighbors,

Recently, I conducted a poll through this e-newsletter to see where residents stand on the issue of tolls coming back in Connecticut. Of the 250 responses received, 78% voted against tolls, 18% were in favor and 4% were undecided. I also received many comments and questions showing the need for more information. This is consistent with feedback we are getting from across the state. 

In response, as ranking members of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, State Senator Henri Martin (R-31 Bristol) and I will be hosting a series of informational forums on tolls. The first two are scheduled for Fairfield and Norwalk and you, along with members of the public, are invited to attend.

Informational Forum on Tolls – Fairfield

  • Thursday, Feb. 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there will be a Fairfield informational forum on tolls at the Fairfield Board of Education Administration Building.

Informational Forum on Tolls – Norwalk

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. there will be a Norwalk informational forum on tolls at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center.

These informational toll forums will allow for residents to share their concerns, get their questions answered about tolls, and discuss potential alternatives.

The Transportation Committee is expected to hold public hearings on toll-related bills later this month at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.  

The Fairfield Board of Education Administration Building is located at 501 Kings Hwy. East in Fairfield.

The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center is located at 99 East Avenue in Norwalk.

I hope this information is helpful.

State Rep. Laura Devlin

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Transportation Leaders to Hold Informational Hearings on Tolls

Posted on February 15, 2019 by jdooley


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FAIRFIELD–  State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134 Fairfield/Trumbull) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31 Bristol/Plainville, Thomaston, Harwinton and Plymouth), House and Senate Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee are inviting the public to attend  informational forums on tolls in Fairfield and Norwalk.

  • The Fairfield informational forum on toll will be at the Fairfield Board of Education Administration Building on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

  • The Norwalk informational forum on toll will be at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Investing in and improving Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure is a priority among all lawmakers. One proposal before the legislature is to implement tolls across the state, a proposal that has raised many questions. Both informational toll events will allow for residents to share their concerns, get their questions answered about tolls, and discuss potential alternatives to tolls.

 The Transportation Committee is expected to hold public hearings on toll-related bills later this month at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.  

  • The Fairfield Board of Education Administration Building is located at 501 Kings Hwy. East in Fairfield. 

  • The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center is located at 99 East Avenue in Norwalk.

For more information, contact State Rep. Laura Devlin’s office at 1.800.842.1423.

State Rep. Laura Devlin Opposes ‘Idea’ of Grocery Tax

Posted on January 30, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) today came out against the legislative concept of applying a state sales tax to groceries and non-prescription medicine.

The concept is under consideration by Gov. Ned Lamont, according to published news media reports.

Rep. Devlin said, “What I have heard repeatedly from those in my district is that the cost of living in Connecticut is becoming unbearable. In the last legislative session, with balance in the legislature, we were able to stop seventeen tax increases. That firewall is gone and already we’re seeing a quick rush to dig further into the pockets of our already overstretched residents. It’s time to make Connecticut more affordable, not reach for more of other people’s money.”

Groceries and non-prescription medicine are not subject to the 6.35% sales tax currently. The proposal would add both non-prescription medicine and groceries to the taxable items with the ‘promise’ to lower the overall sales tax.

Lamont’s review of sales tax exemptions comes as majority party Democrats are floating additional ways to collect more revenue for the state, including a statewide property tax and bringing tolls back to the state.