Democrat “Meals Tax” Will Put 7.35% New Tax on Long List of Groceries

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.

According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before.

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Rep. Hall Earns 100% Score from the State’s Leading Business Association

Posted on August 20, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Using key pieces of business-related legislation to rank state lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) recently highlighted State Representative Carol Hall’s (R-59) perfect 100% score.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the CBIA,” Rep. Hall said. “I have consistently supported initiatives to improve workforce training and improving access to high-paying, high-skilled jobs. Enfield and East Windsor manufacturers have benefitted from strong relationships with Asnuntuck Community College.”

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 18-24

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24.

This year, legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of

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Rep. Hall Earns 100 Percent Voting Record

Posted on August 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) earned a perfect voting record during the 2019 legislative session. According to information from the House Clerk’s office there were 392 votes cast this year.

“It’s an honor to serve the people of Enfield and East Windsor,” said Rep. Hall. “Constituents expect their representatives to bring their voices to the Capitol and make sure their concerns are heard on the issues. During this long legislative session, I’m proud to have been present and voted for all 392 roll call votes in the House.”

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Reps. Davis and Hall Host East Windsor Legislative Updates

Posted on July 26, 2019 by admin


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EAST WINDSOR – State Representatives Christopher Davis (R-57) and Carol Hall (R-59) hosted legislative updates on the recently concluded 2019 legislative session at the Town Hall on June 26th and at the Senior Center on July 9th.

The legislative update began with an overview of the major topics from the legislative session. Residents shared their questions, comments and concerns about state government with the Representatives. Most shared their concerns about state finances, concerns about the proposed installation of tolls and new sales taxes on services such as dry cleaning.

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Rep. Hall Applauds Funding for JFK Middle School Construction

Posted on July 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) issued the following statement applauding the approval of “An Act Concerning Authorization of State Grant Commitments for School Building Projects” during Special Session on Monday, July 22nd.

“This is an important project for Enfield students, JFK Middle School has been in need of repairs and upgrades for some time. The project will renovate the school to ‘as new’ conditions. The renovations will add classroom space, a new auditorium and modern technology.

“Another important component to the project will be improved security features to control the flow of visitors and keep students safe throughout the day.

“I was proud to vote to secure this reimbursement for Enfield. The state will cover just over 70% of the estimated costs significantly reducing the burden on local tax payers.”

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Rep. Hall to Host Legislative Updates

Posted on June 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD— State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) will be hosting a series of legislative updates in Enfield and East Windsor June and July. The East Windsor updates will be co-hosted by State Representative Christopher Davis (R-57)

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Rep. Hall Statement on Senate Approval of School Security Legislation

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Carol Hall (R-59) released the following statement after the State Senate unanimously voted to pass HB 7291 “An Act Concerning School Security” in the early morning hours Wednesday, June 5th.

“I am thrilled that the Senate unanimously approved this legislation,” said Rep. Hall. “This legislation is an important step towards improving our school security regulations

“For the past year, the school security working group has been meeting with stakeholders from communities across the state. This bill directly addresses difficulties that boards of education and school administrators had with filing school security plans, applying for school safety grants and finding qualified consultants to develop plans.

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North Central Legislators Vote No on Tax & Spend Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Carol Hall (R-59) after hours of debate rejected the Democrat budget that raises hundreds of millions in sales taxes, raids the transportation fund to pay for ongoing services and hikes income taxes on thousands of small business owners.

Rep. Hall commented, “Overall this budget includes dozens of new taxes, charges and fee increases. This spending plan hits middle and working class families hardest. Connecticut residents will feel pain everywhere from the grocery store, dry cleaning and laundry to things such as Netflix. As a border community these tax changes make us even less competitive, new taxes on alcohol and prepared foods mean that even more people will do their shopping in Massachusetts.”

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I-91 Pavement Preservation Project beginning June 9

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently shared an announcement regarding milling and resurfacing on I-91 that could impact your commute. Read the announcement below for details and information about lane closures:

I-91 Pavement Preservation Project

in Windsor, East Windsor and Windsor Locks

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on I-91 Northbound and Southbound in the towns

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