Posted on September 26, 2019 by admin
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Posted on September 19, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – Yesterday, House and Senate Republicans called upon Governor Ned Lamont to bring the legislature into special session to fix a piece of legislation passed in the Democrat state budget that created new taxes on hundreds of grocery store foods, and also substantially increased taxes on prepared meals.
“The majority party and Governor Ned Lamont say they want to fix this massive new tax on Connecticut residents and if they do then we should be called back in for a special session,” said Rep. Ferraro. “We need to stop the grocery tax and stop balancing the budget on the backs of the hard-working residents of Connecticut.”
“I opposed the tax and spending budget proposal in June that had this provision and I proudly signed the petition today. This tax hurts working families and our seniors on fixed incomes the most and we must fix this awful tax policy,” Rep. Kennedy said, “I urge the public to call their legislators and the governor to express their opinion.”
Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Reps. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) 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 from a rotisserie chicken to eight ounces of soup.
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.
The tax will apply to not only prepared meals such as sandwiches, deli salads, pizza and hot buffet items, but also small packages of snacks, loose baked goods, wrapped salads, small servings of ice cream, and meal replacement bars. It also applies to fountain drinks including coffee and any beverage sold with a taxable “meal.”