State Rep. Laura Devlin Provides a Toll Update, Information and Video

Posted on March 19, 2019 by jdooley


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Check out my video below and visit our tolls website: www.cthousegop.com/tolls/.

Dear Neighbors,

The legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday will likely decide whether to advance a bill to implement tolls in Connecticut. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., and it will likely be shown on CT-N.

I want you to know that I remain opposed to the installation of tolls in Connecticut.

Tolling proponents

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State Rep. Laura Devlin: Nighttime Bridge Maintenance on Rt. 15 & Rt. 8 in Trumbull

Posted on March 18, 2019 by jdooley


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Nighttime Bridge Maintenance on Rt. 15 & Rt. 8 in Trumbull

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge maintenance project will be performed on Route 15 and Route 8 in Trumbull, beginning Monday, March 18, 2019

The project consists of bridge maintenance to the Route 15, Bridge #5293, (Route 15, TR 810 & Route 8 overpass) in Trumbull.

This project is scheduled to occur from

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State Rep. Laura Devlin: Public Hearing on State Tax Hikes March 15

Posted on March 14, 2019 by jdooley


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Dear Neighbors, 

On Friday, Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal will be in front of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee. As you may know, the governor is looking to increase revenues by implementing 53 tolls throughout the state and expanding the sales tax to include new items and services. 

Here are just a couple of services and items that will now fall under the sales tax: 

  • Legal services
  • Accounting services
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Trumbull Stands Against Forced School Regionalization

Posted on March 1, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- Today State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) stood side-by-side with Trumbull First Selectwoman Vicki Tesoro along with State Rep. Laura Devlin, who is a member of the legislature’s Education committee, testifying against proposals that would strip local control away from our school district with plans to force districts to regionalize.

A public hearing of the Education committee drew thousands of state residents opposed to the proposals which would force school districts to regionalize.

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Devlin & Kupchick: Taxpayers Take Biggest Hit from Gov. Budget

Posted on February 21, 2019 by jdooley


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A lot of work still to do

HARTFORD- State Reps. Laura Devlin (R-134) and Brenda Kupchick (R-132) listened intently and with hope to Governor Ned Lamont’s first state budget address and pledged to work with him to improve the plan.

Governor Lamont outlined several proposals to raise taxes across all sectors of the state, including expanding the state sales tax to hundreds of previously exempt items including accounting, interior design, real estate, dry-cleaning, barber shops, beauty shops, veterinary

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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

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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

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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

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Fairfield Lawmakers Discuss Major Issues Impacting State

Posted on January 29, 2019 by jdooley


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FAIRFIELD – State Representatives Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) hosted a series of legislative coffee hours where they talked about the 2019 session, listened to residents and took dozens of questions about issues impacting the state, especially Fairfield residents.

The Fairfield lawmakers talked briefly with residents about the current legislative session that started on January 9th and discussed the major issues to be debated in the General Assembly this session. They held

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State Rep. Laura Devlin State Capitol Weekly Update

Posted on January 25, 2019 by jdooley


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The 2019 legislative session is underway. I took the oath of office on January 9th for another two-year term and the committee process has begun.

I am honored to serve on three big committees this session. The Education, Transportation and the Finance, Revenue Bonding committees. Read more below.

You can learn about bills filed, committee meetings and agendas and public hearings here.

I also have some other useful state tax information

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