Rep. Devlin: Grocery Tax is Back, Hurting CT Families

Posted on September 12, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) along with Senate and House Republican colleagues announced newly released details on a grocery store tax included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019 which could potentially encompass all cooked food.

The Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before, according to the state Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week.

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Fairfield State Officials Host Casual Office Hours

Posted on August 26, 2019 by jdooley


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Fairfield State Reps. Laura Devlin (R-134),  Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) hosted a lively and informational ‘Pints and Politics’ event Wednesday, July 31 at Local Kitchen in Fairfield.

The post-session event permitted Fairfield residents with the opportunity to speak with their local legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting.

The lawmakers discussed the major issues and debates that shaped the 2019 legislative session, including

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Fairfield Lawmakers Push for Greater Transparency of State Port Authority

Posted on August 21, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- At a public information meeting yesterday, Transportation Committee members State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132), and House ranking member Laura Devlin (R-134) pushed for greater transparency and accountability of the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) and expressed disappointment that those in leadership positions who were the CPA decision makers refused to come before their legislative committee and explain the finance and mismanagement practices at the quasi-public agency.

The State Auditors

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Rep. Devlin Achieves 100% Attendance In House

Posted on August 19, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- To make sure the interests of Fairfield and Trumbull families were represented to their fullest, State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134) earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular and Special Sessions. The House Clerk’s Office released the data on members’ votes this week.

Devlin was present and voted for all 392 votes taken on the state House floor during the 2019 session, according to

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Rep. Devlin Reminds Fairfield and Trumbull Families Tax Free Week Begins on Sunday

Posted on August 16, 2019 by jdooley


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Getting ready for back to school?

Connecticut’s annual tax-free week starts Sunday, August 18 and runs through Saturday, August 24. 

This annual one-week sales and use tax holiday applies to each eligible item of clothing or footwear sold for less than $100, regardless of how many items are sold to a customer on the same invoice. Tax is calculated on the final sales price of an item, after all reductions and coupons are applied.

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Trumbull Delegation Ask Governor to Stop Devastating Nursing Home Cuts

Posted on August 9, 2019 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL- State Reps. Laura Devlin (R-134), David Rutigliano (R-123) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are requesting that Governor Ned Lamont rescind his recent budget cuts to the Connecticut nursing homes, these cuts are effecting many Trumbull facilities, notably St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull. 
 
All three of the Trumbull State House Delegation opposed the state budget with these nursing home cuts in June. The language in the budget limits reductions to 2% but if nursing home facilities (1) do not meet

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Reps. Devlin and Kupchick Statement on El Paso and Dayton Tragedies

Posted on August 7, 2019 by jdooley


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Representatives Kupchick and Devlin expressed their heartbreak over the news of the horrific mass shootings and offer their sincere sympathy for the victims and the families in El Paso and Dayton.

“The Connecticut General Assembly has worked together arm-in-arm, Republicans and Democrats, to pass meaningful and landmark legislation to end gun violence and address mental health in Connecticut. It’s time for the elected members of Congress of both political parties and the President of the United States

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Devlin: Nighttime Bridge Maintenance on Merritt Parkway in Trumbull

Posted on July 24, 2019 by jdooley


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Nighttime Bridge Maintenance on Merritt Parkway in Trumbull    

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge maintenance project will be performed on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) northbound and southbound in Trumbull, Wednesday, July 31, through Friday, August 29, 2019. Work hours will be 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The work is included in the Department of Transportation’s 2019 bridge maintenance program to support state forces with bridge repairs.

LANE CLOSURE INFO

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Fairfield Legislators Invite Residents to ‘Pints and Politics’

Posted on July 15, 2019 by jdooley


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Fairfield State Reps. Laura Devlin (R-134), Brenda Kupchick (R-132)  and State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) have announced that they will be hosting a Pints and Politics event on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00pm at Local Kitchen (85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield).

The event will allow residents the opportunity speak with the legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting. The lawmakers will discuss the issues and debates shaping the 2019 legislative session, including municipal

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Fairfield Legislators, Operation Hope Complete Annual Diaper Drive

Posted on July 12, 2019 by jdooley


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FAIRFIELD – State Representatives Laura Devlin (R-134) and Brenda Kupchick (R-132) in cooperation with Operation Hope finished their annual ‘Town-Wide Diaper Drive’ Saturday June 22 with the help of Al DiGuido, owner of Saugatuck Sweets and his organization, Al’s Angels at Saugatuck Sweets collecting a total of 2,145 diapers and pull ups.

Both Reps. Kupchick and Devlin worked with Operation Hope on a month-long diaper drive for in-need Fairfield families.

Operation Hope Executive Director, Carla Miklos said, “We appreciate these donations, which will help local families who struggle with limited resources. Diapers are not just about a lack of resources, but are also a public health issue. Thank you to the daycare centers that collected them and the parents that filled the bins!”

Rep. Devlin said, “A big thank you to the Fairfield community and to Al DiGuido for coming together and helping out our local families. One of the biggest expenses of raising any child is the cost of diapers. This drive was meant to ease the heavy financial burden of baby diapers.”

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