Reps. Harrison, Pizzuto Attend Region 15 Art Show

Posted on May 5, 2022


State Representatives Cindy Harrison and Bill Pizzuto joined students, parents, teachers and friends for the annual Region 15 Art Show!

The event, held at Pomperaug High School and in its 34th year, highlighted the incredible talent and “eye” of the students, featuring works made from pencil, pen and ink, paint, photography and mixed media. Digital artwork created by the students was also on display.

Kindergartner Emily Berardi, Gainfield

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Rep. Harrison Votes to Strengthen Juvenile Justice Legislation

Posted on April 29, 2022


State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69) Thursday joined her colleagues to overwhelmingly support much-needed changes to strengthen Connecticut’s juvenile justice laws.

The bill is the culmination of months of pressure from Republican lawmakers and Connecticut residents concerned about an increase in crime, especially juvenile crime and stolen cars.

“I’m pleased this bill passed with bipartisan support as it is a good step toward reducing juvenile crime.  First-time offenders are able to enter into

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Rep. Harrison Welcomes Southbury’s Satvik Nog to the Capitol

Posted on April 26, 2022


State Representatives Cindy Harrison, David Labriola and Bill Pizzuto, and State Senator Eric Berthel today welcomed Connecticut’s Kid Governor and his cabinet to the Capitol.  For 2022, the Connecticut Kid Governor will have help from Southbury’s Satvik Nog.

According to the director, the “program uses free, in-class lesson plans and the annual election of a Kid Governor to help students learn about state government, the history and process of voting, and the importance of civic participation. This

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Republicans Propose Tax Relief for an Affordable Connecticut

Posted on April 22, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

House and Senate Republicans held a press conference on Thursday morning to outline our proposal for tax relief to make Connecticut more affordable for residents. Inflation is here, and relief must be too.

AFFORDABLE CONNECTICUT

The Problem:

Connecticut’s state budget is benefiting from inflation as the state sales tax and gas tax brings in new, unplanned for revenue – a result of surging prices.

Meanwhile, CT residents are struggling to balance their own family budgets

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Reps. Harrison and Pizzuto, Republicans Unveil $1.2 Billion Tax Relief Plan for Working- and Middle-Class Families

Posted on April 21, 2022


Cuts Income, Sales and Gas Taxes and Returns Funds to Overtaxed CT Families

State Representatives Cindy Harrison (R-69) and Bill Pizzuto (R-71) today joined House and Senate Republicans to announce a tax relief proposal designed to provide much-needed help to working-and middle-class families struggling to keep up with Connecticut’s already high taxes and now-rising inflation rates.

The $1.2 billion tax relief proposal reduces the state income tax for low- and middle-income families and individuals,

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Rep. Harrison Supports Supermarket Food Donation Study

Posted on April 19, 2022


Working to find ways to assist hungry or food insecure Connecticut residents, State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69) today joined her colleagues to unanimously pass amended legislation to study the issue and identify ways to encourage donations to food relief organizations.

As amended, HB 5146 – An Act Concerning Food Donation – will establish a task force to study “examine, and make recommendations concerning, establishing a supermarket food donation program in this state that (1) alleviates

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Rep. Harrison Supports State Tax Break for Seniors

Posted on April 13, 2022


During last week’s Appropriations Committee meeting to forward proposed bills to the full legislature, State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69) supported a measure to restore state funding to local municipalities to provide tax breaks for seniors and the disabled.

If passed, SB 403 – An Act Reestablishing Funding for the Homeowners’ Elderly and Disabled Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program – will once again provide state tax breaks for seniors and those receiving SSI benefits who meet certain income

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National Drug Take Back Day is April 30th

Posted on April 13, 2022


Saturday, April 30th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

For more information, or to check availability or specific drop off times, please contact the agency listed. Collection sites are set up throughout the area, including:

Bridgewater

Resident Trooper’s Office, 152 Hut Hill Rd, Bridgewater

Roxbury

Resident Trooper’s Office (behind Town Hall), 29 North St, Roxbury

Southbury

State Police Troop

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Tax Free Week Starts on Sunday

Posted on April 7, 2022


Last month, when the General Assembly passed legislation to suspend the state’s $.25 excise tax on gasoline we also created a second Sales Tax Free Week to be held this spring. The spring Sales Tax Free Week begins on Sunday, April 10, and runs through Saturday, April 16.

Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000 and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use. Goods not covered under the program include items that are solely intended for use in sporting activities and

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted on April 1, 2022


“U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Enforcement Period Kicked off April 1

The Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office launched U Drive. U Text. U Pay., a national high-visibility enforcement campaign for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The campaign will step up enforcement efforts to enforce distracted-driving laws from April 1 to April 30, 2022.

In Connecticut in 2020, there were nearly 5,000 crashes attributed to distracted driving.

Connecticut law prohibits the use of

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