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State Rep. Laura Devlin: State Capitol Update January 14

Posted on January 14, 2022


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Dear friends and neighbors:

I want to provide you with the most up-to-date information on what is going on at your State Capitol. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone else who might be interested.

State Capitol News

Proposed Bill Deadline

This week we found out that the deadline to submit bill requests is February 10, one day after the official start of the legislative session. If you have any thoughts or ideas on proposed legislation please email my office.

Repeal Sales Tax on COVID Tests

On Wednesday my colleague and ranking member on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, State Rep. Holly Cheeseman called for the repeal of the state sales tax (6.35%) on COVID test kits. We need to repeal this tax and I plan to add my name to legislation to stop this additional financial burden on families during the pandemic.

You can read Rep. Holly Cheeseman’s statement here.

2022 Major Issues

Every year, the state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) issues its report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2022 legislative session that begins on February 9th.

You can read the report here.

Important IRS Tax Information

There are a few new Internal Revenue Services (IRS) programs and bulletins that are available to you beginning today, January 14.

IRS Free File will open January 14 when participating providers will accept completed returns and hold them until they can be filed electronically with the IRS.

The IRS started sending Letter 6419, 2021 advance Child Tax Credit, in late December 2021 and continues to do so into January.

Read more here.

Soliciting Constituent Input

SAVE THE DATE- Upcoming Trumbull Coffee with Constituents on February 2

I, along with State Rep. David Rutigliano will be holding a coffee hour session with local Trumbull residents Feb. 2nd at Best Edibles Deli at 4235 Madison Avenue. We’ll share an update on we expect this session and we most importantly want to hear from you.

The coffee hour will be from 8:00am-9:00am on Wednesday, February 2. Hope to see you there!

As always, I welcome hearing from you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone 860-240-8700 or email laura.devlin@housegop.ct.gov.

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