Stop A New “Streaming Tax” Proposal

Posted on March 28, 2024


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⚾ It’s Opening Day! Are you ready to pay more to watch Red Sox and Yankees baseball? You will through a proposal (H.B. 5446) pushed by Democrats, who want to expand a tax that could not only affect your favorite streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+, but also baseball-focused broadcasters NESN and YES.

The proposal was advanced recently by Democrats on the Energy and Technology Committee, of which I am a member. This tax initiative would penalize residents in Connecticut who have made strides

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Remembering Ed McCarthy, of West Haven, before the House of Representatives

Posted on March 25, 2024


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Today on the floor of the House of Representatives, I took a moment to remember Ed McCarthy, who passed away on March 10th. Coach McCarthy will be remembered in his native West Haven and at St. Joseph’s High School for his immeasurable contributions as a football coach. His impact on countless lives as a teacher and mentor will never be lost on the communities he touched. The House took a moment of silence to honor his memory.

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Public Hearing Alert: Election Security and EV Mandates

Posted on March 11, 2024


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This Wednesday, there will be two important public hearings debating key issues in Connecticut. I encourage you to register to speak or submit testimony.

🗳️ ELECTION SECURITY: With cases of fraud Bridgeport putting Connecticut’s elections on the national stage, it is overdue to sure up the integrity of our state’s elections. House Republicans’ proposal – SB 390 – is a mandatory one-year jail sentence for anyone convicted of criminal election law violations.

➡️ Register to speak: https://tinyurl.com/mr2575m5

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Celebrating a New McDonald’s Restaurant in Orange

Posted on March 6, 2024


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THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: 65 years ago a six year old boy and his father went to the McDonald’s on the Boston Post Road in Orange. It was a rather small but not inconspicuous building with two giant Golden Arches and a walk-up order window. There was a miniature golf course there as well. The cheeseburger back then was 15 cents…I remember it well because their top competitor from West Haven was Scotty’s which was located at Sea Bluff Beach. Their cheeseburgers were only 12 cents. We would always pay three

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Public Hearing: Exempt Children’s Clothing From Sales Tax

Posted on March 4, 2024


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🚨 House Republicans’ proposal – H.B. 5041 – aimed at making Connecticut more affordable is up for a public hearing Wednesday, March 6th in the Finance Committee. The bill would exempt children’s clothing items under $100 from state sales tax, providing meaningful savings for working families.
Join the conversation!
➡️ Submit written testimony: https://tinyurl.com/yck7j6z3
➡️Testify in-person or remotely: https://tinyurl.com/2p8ewssy
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Keeping the Heat On: Extending Home Heating Assistance

Posted on February 14, 2024


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HARTFORD – On Wednesday, the House voted to approve an additional $13.5 million to fund the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and $3.5 million to Operation Fuel. This provides vital assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors in the peak of the winter season.

“I am glad that we can make strides in providing for our vulnerable neighbors during months of great financial stress due to utility costs,” Rep. Ferraro said. “Though it was my Republican colleagues in the House expressing

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2024 Legislative Session Opening Day

Posted on February 7, 2024


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The 2024 Legislative Session begins TODAY, February 7th, and will run through May 8th.
🎥Follow live: www.ct-n.com
💻Track legislation: www.cga.ct.gov
🔔Stay updated: www.repferraro.com
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Weigh in on a proposal to ban gas-powered cars…

Posted on December 8, 2023


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At the end of November, the state’s Regulations Review Committee was set to meet and vote on a proposed regulatory package which would have phased in a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars in Connecticut by 2035. The Lamont Administration withdrew the proposal, marking a setback in their quest for a gas car ban. The Governor and the legislative majority quickly expressed their intention to further pursue this issue in the upcoming legislative session.

This is your chance to make your voice heard.

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Rep. Ferraro Earns 100% Pro-Business Score from CBIA

Posted on October 31, 2023


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Connecticut’s largest business organization recognized State Representative Charles Ferraro with a perfect voting score on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate during the 2023 legislative session.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s positions on 10 important policies. The bills all affect job creation, small business growth and economic stability in Connecticut.

The

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Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Applications are Open (Sept. 1)

Posted on September 1, 2023


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The application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) will begin on September 1, 2023. The program helps Connecticut residents – including both homeowners and renters – with the costs associated with heating their homes.

Basic benefits toward heating bills range from $180 to $530 depending on income, size of household, and need. Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which equates to roughly $79,910

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