CAPITOL UPDATE: March 5, 2021

Posted on March 5, 2021 by admin

BILL SPOTLIGHT: More Than a “Mansion Tax”

I want to make sure that SB 172 is on your radar as it moves through the legislative process. “AN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE ASSESSMENT TO ENCOURAGE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE STATE.”  While the bill is being commonly referred to as a “mansion” or “house” tax, clearly that is misleading. Opponents and the media are forgetting a very important component of the property tax proposal: Commercial Properties

SB 172 proposes a new, statewide property tax on:

Meeting with Our School Resource Officers

Posted on March 5, 2021 by admin

Very grateful to Trooper Baer, who took the time to talk to me at his school, J M Wright Technical School. I listened to administrators and teachers explain how the School Resource Officer is a vital part of the team of running the school safely and smoothly. Plus, two students wanted me to know that Trooper attends their basketball games, because their parents cannot.

Governor to Loosen Some COVID-19 Restrictions

Posted on March 5, 2021 by admin

Today, the governor has announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and places of worship. This is in response to positive data, including a decrease in infection rates and hospitalizations. All protocols related to mask and face covering requirements, social distancing, and cleaning measures will remain in place.

Here are the highlights:

Beginning March 19, 2021

  • All capacity limits will be lifted for restaurants (8 person limit per table), retail stores, offices, libraries,

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