Share Your Opinion: Diesel Tax Increase

Posted on June 23, 2022


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The rising cost of diesel increases prices on everyday goods driving inflation even higher. On July 1st, taxes on diesel fuel are scheduled to increase by 23% or 9.1 cents per gallon, bringing the total tax to 49.2 cents, up from 40.1 cents. The tax on diesel includes a flat 29 cent per gallon rate and a variable tax set each year on July 1st that is calculated by multiplying the prior year’s average wholesale price by 8.1%.

In March, House and Senate Republicans initiated the call for tax relief

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Rep. Haines Sponsors Successful Flag Drive

Posted on June 15, 2022


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EAST HAMPTON – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) sponsored a worn, tattered, torn, or otherwise unserviceable American Flag collection between May 23rd and June 10th. Collection boxes were placed at the East Hampton and East Haddam Town Halls for residents to drop off their flags.

“The American Flag holds special value as a symbol of the patriotism, courage and sacrifice by generations of Americans to preserve the values we hold dear,” said Rep. Haines. “I want to thank everyone who participated

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Connecticut Families Need Relief

Posted on June 8, 2022


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Connecticut is overtaxing its residents, following the 2022 legislative session budget adjustments, Connecticut is projected to close its fiscal year with a $956.4 million surplus. Factoring in the state’s revenue cap, this leaves $746.2 million in surplus funds available immediately to provide further tax relief. We can provide tax relief while still contributing a historic $2.85 billion in additional funds to pay down pension debt and preserving a record breaking $3.3 billion in the state budget

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