Rep. Fishbein Announces Proposals to Protect Animals, Homeowners

Posted on February 5, 2020 by admin


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State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) today joined his colleagues for the opening day of the 2020 legislative session at the state Capitol in Hartford.

After opening day formalities were finished, Rep. Fishbein took the opportunity to announce two pieces of legislation he proposed to protect animals that have been carelessly left in vehicles, and to reduce the prejudices against homeowners who own certain breeds of dogs.

Building upon legislation (PA18-164) passed in 2018 that holds Good Samaritans

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CT Tax Exemption for Retirees

Posted on February 3, 2020 by admin


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With tax season upon us, I want to share some helpful information.

As part of the 2017 bipartisan budget, the legislature passed a long-time Republican proposal and raised the income thresholds that allow some taxpayers to be able to deduct 100 percent of their federally taxable Social Security income, therefore expanding this deduction to more taxpayers.

Effective in 2019, the threshold increases from $50,000 to $75,000 for single filers and married people filing separately, and $60,000 to $100,000

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Rep. Fishbein Tours the Coordinated Access Network to Reduce Homelessness

Posted on January 29, 2020 by admin


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Rep. Fishbein joined the United Way of CT, Rep. Hilda Santiago, staff from Senator Murphy’s office, homelessness advocates, and concerned stakeholders for a tour of the Coordinated Access Network, Connecticut’s leading-edge system for reducing homelessness. The network is made up of several separate agencies working together to find permanent solutions to the state’s homelessness crisis.

The group started with a brief overview of available network services before taking a tour of the 2-1-1 call center

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