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State Rep. Devlin Rejects Massive Democrat Tax Hikes on Middle Class, Transportation Fund Raid, Income Tax Hike on Thousands of Business Owners

Posted on June 4, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) and her House Republicans Monday rejected the Democrat budget that raises hundreds of millions in sales taxes, raids the transportation fund to pay for ongoing services and hikes income taxes on thousands of small business owners.

Parking garages, the Internet, dry cleaners, restaurants, plastic bags and scores of other goods and  services will all cost Connecticut consumers more beginning July 1 due to sales tax hikes. Thousands of business owners operating as LLCs will pay an estimated $50 million more in income taxes under the Pass Through Entity tax because of the scheme hatched by the majority in order to close an estimated $3 billion deficit over the next two years that is of their making.

The budget passed without a single Republican vote. Overall, taxes were raised by $1.75 Billion over the next two years.

Instead, Republicans offered a series of amendments to reduce government spending, shrink the bloated bureaucracy, privatize certain state agencies, preserve funding for the Special Transportation Fund and keep intact pension exemptions for seniors, as well as send more money for towns and cities. Municipalities would get an additional 5 percent in funding in the second year of the budget.

“Every consumer, every taxpayer gets hit up in this budget,’’ State Rep. Laura Devlin said. “This budget increases spending, increases taxes and requires more borrowing. And to make it even worse, it ignores the will of Connecticut voters who overwhelming voted in favor of a Constitutional Transportation Lockbox by diverting money due to be deposited in the Special Transportation Fund”

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Devlin & Kupchick Back First Responder Tax Relief

Posted on May 31, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD- State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) & Brenda Kupchick (R-132) strongly supported a proposal in the House of Representatives which would provide municipalities with the ability and option to increase financial incentives for Connecticut’s first responders.

“I fully support our local first responders and what they do to keep us safe. Any tax relief would be helpful,” said Rep. Kupchick.

“Providing this option could permit financial assistance to volunteer firefighters and help departments with

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Reps. Devlin, Kupchick & Operation Hope to Host Fairfield Diaper Drive

Posted on May 21, 2019 by jdooley


FAIRFIELD- State Representatives Laura Devlin (R-134) & Brenda Kupchick (R-132) in cooperation with Operation Hope are hosting their 4th annual Diaper Drive to help our Fairfield neighbors in need.

Diapers are incredibly costly and are not covered by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. At present time, Operation Hope does not have enough diapers on hand to meet the demand of the community.

Both Kupchick and Devlin are asking Fairfield residents for help by donating a package

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