Preparing for the Inevitable “Food Fight”

Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin


By State Representative Livvy Floren

149th District – Greenwich & Stamford

Whether you are a college student working two jobs to pay tuition, a young professional trying to balance parenthood and a high-demand career or a senior living on a fixed income, picking up a prepared meal at the local grocery store may be a saving grace during the week, especially when time is limited. Unfortunately, this popular go-to option for millions across our state will become more expensive in the coming weeks.


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Promises Made, Promises Kept

Posted on July 16, 2019 by admin


Opinion by Rep. Livvy Floren

You’ve heard it before; Connecticut is an expensive place to call home. For the thousands of retirees in our state, this is especially true as retirement income has been subject to taxation. As a result, many have left for more tax friendly states such as Florida.

In 2017, the General Assembly passed PA 17-2, the 2018-2019 Budget. Included in this budget was a Republican proposal which expanded the income tax exemption for pension, Social Security and annuity earnings

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Protecting and Advancing Women’s Rights is a Bipartisan Issue

Posted on June 11, 2019 by admin


Opinion by State Rep. Livvy Floren

On June 5th, my colleagues and I welcomed the end of a contentious 2019 session headlined by the state budget, a $15 minimum wage, a half percent payroll tax for a state-run paid family and medical leave program, an ongoing tolls debate, and more.

Despite the endless policy discussions in the committee rooms and legislative chambers, there were moments of bipartisan celebration such as the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women

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