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Energy & Technology Committee Wrap-up

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Energy & Technology Committee held it’s the final regular meeting on Tuesday, sending dozens of bills to the House and Senate for potential votes.

Rep. Ferraro, the Republican lead on the committee, said, “My goal is to fight for consumers and help reduce the cost of energy in Connecticut. The bills that I supported out of committee this session will help us move in a direction that will help make Connecticut consumer friendly.”

Rep. Ferraro highlighted the following bills that he supported out of committee:

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Lawmakers, Residents Want to Pump the Brakes on Tolls

Posted on March 21, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, were invited to Derby on Wednesday night by their colleagues to present a transportation funding plan that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases.

Rep. Devlin and Martin explained that the Republican Prioritize Progress Plan works within current state resources and will provide $65 billion for transportation infrastructure projects over the next 30 years.

In addition,

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Governor’s Budget Proposal – Public Hearing

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin


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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
– Real estate activities and agents/brokers
– Veterinary services
– Barber shops and beauty salons
– Sports/recreation instruction and industries
– Renovation and repair of residential property
– Non-prescription drugs
– Bicycle helmets
– Child car seats
– Vegetable seeds
– Safety apparel

The governor’s budget proposal also looks to eliminate the following:

-The sales tax-free week
-The increased exemption for social security income
-The exemption for pension and annuity income

For the full list click here.

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