New “Grocery Tax” Passed by Democrats Opposed by Rep. Fishbein

Posted on September 12, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) today joined his House and Senate Republican colleagues and decried a slew of new, and increased, taxes on grocery store foods and prepared meals passed in the Democrat state budget that takes effect on October 1, 2019.

“Despite promises to the contrary, Democrats passed, and the Governor signed into law, a budget that continues to bleed Connecticut residents dry with hundreds of small tax and fee increases on everything from cookies to wine,” Rep. Fishbein

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Rep. Fishbein to Bag Groceries for Charity

Posted on September 12, 2019 by admin


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Always willing to lend a hand for charity, State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) will once again don an apron for an hour on Wednesday, September 20, to work as a “celebrity bagger” and assist customers with their groceries at the Wallingford ShopRite at 11 a.m.

ShopRite’s annual Partners in Caring Help Bag Hunger Day takes place on the third Wednesday of September to bring awareness to the issue of hunger in local communities. Elected officials and community leaders spend part of their day

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Rep. Fishbein Earns Award for Excellence  

Posted on September 6, 2019 by admin


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Referencing his unwavering support of the Constitution, the American Conservative Union Foundation recently presented State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) with an award for Conservative Excellence.

Rep. Fishbein was selected for his strong “commitment to America’s core principals as written in our nation’s Constitution” and his 100% attendance and voting record on key legislation for the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for standing up for the Constitution

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Rep. Fishbein Appointed to Council on the Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record

Posted on August 22, 2019 by admin


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Will serve as a member of Employment Subcommittee

State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) today joined colleagues and fellow appointees for the first meeting of the legislature’s newly-established Council on the Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record.

At their convening meeting, the council, established during the regular session as part of a compromise on criminal justice legislation under Public Act No. 19-142, met to lay out their ground rules, create an outline for future work and to

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Rep. Fishbein Earns Perfect CBIA Score

Posted on August 12, 2019 by admin


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Connecticut’s largest business organization recently honored State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) for his perfect voting record on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate during the 2019 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.

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Bridge Maintenance/Rt. 15, Wallingford/North Haven – Aug. 12- Sept. 13

Posted on August 9, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge maintenance project will be performed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) north and south in Wallingford and North Haven, Monday, August 12, through Friday, September 13, 2019.

 

The project consists of concrete repairs on Bridges #03828, #03829 (Route 40 underpass), Bridge #00787 (Hartford Turnpike underpass), Bridge #00792 (Route 1 underpass) & Bridge #00796 (Yale Avenue underpass) in Wallingford and North Haven.

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First Responders Eligible for Tax Abatement

Posted on July 18, 2019 by admin


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This year, Public Act 19-36, An Act Increasing the Property Tax Abatement for Certain First Responders, increased the maximum property tax abatement municipalities may, by ordinance, provide to certain active and retired volunteer emergency personnel, including firefighters.

The measure became effective July 1st.

If you, or someone you know, is an active or retired volunteer emergency responder or firefighter, please consider reaching out to your local town officials to see if this abatement might

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New Tax on Plastic Bags Begins August 1

Posted on July 10, 2019 by admin


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In case you haven’t heard, the state’s new tax increases include one on disposable, single-use plastic bags. This new, temporary tax takes effect on August 1, 2019.

Between then and June 30, 2021, retailers that provide plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than four mils- four thousandths of an inch- will be required to charge a 10-cent tax on every single bag. After June 30, 2021, retailers are prohibited from providing or selling single-use checkout bags to customers.

Plastic bags used

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Reps. Fishbein and Candelora, Sen. Fasano Host Coffee and Conversation

Posted on July 8, 2019 by admin


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During a busy morning at Dad’s Restaurant on Route 5 in Wallingford recently, State Representatives Craig Fishbein and Vin Candelora, and State Senator Len Fasano hosted a coffee and conversation for constituents to drop in and discuss important state issues.  More than 20 people came to chat during the morning meeting that included discussions over eggs, toast and coffee.

Conversations were varied and topics changed rapidly, but the overall discussions centered around the state’s budget issues, tax

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Rep. Fishbein Completes, Launches Flight at Annual Gaylord Gauntlet

Posted on June 24, 2019 by admin


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Putting aside his usual suit and cowboy boots, Rep. Fishbein donned running shoes and shorts and took part in another Gaylord Gauntlet 5K obstacle run to raise money for Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.   An avid runner and fitness enthusiast, Rep. Fishbein has completed several Gauntlet challenges and made sure to run this edition early enough to be able to help start the 10:00 a.m. flight that featured adaptive athletes, including Jay Ross.

Last year during the Gauntlet, Mr. Ross, who was paralyzed

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