CT Democrats want to hike the sales tax, again!

Posted on February 8, 2019 by admin


Another day, another Democrat proposal to increase your taxes

On the heels of their proposals to increase taxes on groceries, medications and drivers with up to 82 toll locations throughout the state, CT Democrats have yet another proposal to “increase revenue” by raising the CT sales tax rate to 6.85%!

The bill language says the money generated from the increase will be given back to the municipality in which the tax is generated, however, I have serious concerns and am quite doubtful.  Sadly, the state has a history of diverting funds or moving money between accounts to prop up shortfalls in other areas; Education Cost Sharing (ECS) money and gas tax revenue that was supposed to be placed into the Special Transportation Fund for repairing our roads and bridges come to mind.

How long will it be before this extra tax gets taken from you and other residents of Cheshire and Wallingford and used somewhere else?

Let your voice be heard

If you would like to testify, there will be a public hearing regarding this bill on Wednesday, February 13th at 11 a.m. in room 2E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

If you are unable to attend and address the committee in person, you can still submit testimony online.

Feel free to share this information with CT taxpayers who are sick and tired of tax hikes!

You can read more about the bill to increase the sales tax here: Senate Bill No. 475

Rep. Fishbein Attends Greater NH Chamber Legislative Breakfast

Posted on January 11, 2019 by admin


The morning before the start of the 2019 legislative session, Rep. Craig Fishbein joined his colleagues, including House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast hosted by Quinnipiac University.

The event is a mix between networking with local and state business leaders and elected officials and discussions on legislative priorities for the Chamber and legislators. During his remarks, Rep. Fishbein stressed the importance of creating a more welcoming business climate in the state and reducing the tax burden on both citizens and businesses. The continual budget deficits continue to hurt the economy and hinder growth, he said.

Ringing the Bell in Cheshire

Posted on December 27, 2018 by admin


Another cold morning greeted Rep. Fishbein as he spent time ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in front of the Cheshire Stop and Shop on Saturday, December 15.  Working as a “guest ringer” for the Salvation Army has become a tradition for Rep. Fishbein, and many other Republican lawmakers, who together have collected more than $200,000 since they started volunteering nearly a decade ago.