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Promoting Literacy and Read Across America at Booth Free, Pomperaug Elementary Schools

Posted on March 1, 2024


State Rep. Cindy Harrison joined Roxbury First Selectman Patrick Roy to spend part of their morning reading to children as part of Read Across America events at Booth Free School. Rep. Harrison read Dr. Seuss’ “What Pet Should I Get?” while Roy read Virginia Lee Burton’s “Katy and the Big Snow” with a slight change of the town in the story to Roxbury to the delight of the children.

Rep. Harrison also visited and read to Pomperaug Elementary School students later in the afternoon.

 

How to Follow Along With the 2024 Legislative Session

Posted on February 14, 2024


Last week, House Republicans unveiled our legislative proposals aimed at making Connecticut more affordable.

Highlighted by a call for an amendment to the State Constitution to codify our fiscal guardrails, our comprehensive priorities target tax relief and savings to residents and businesses – while emphasizing our commitment to financial responsibility.

Other priorities to support residents, families, and businesses include:

  • Enacting a state child tax deduction
  • Exempting children’s clothing items

CT Big List May Have Your Money

Posted on February 8, 2024


Dear Friends,

There’s a good chance you have money waiting to be returned to you, and it’s easy to check.

February 1st is National Unclaimed Property Day, and while the official day has passed there has never been a better time to check to see if YOU have money to claim.

Connecticut’s official unclaimed property website – CTBigList.com – allows you to easily search for unclaimed property for free. If you find something, you can instantly file a claim. There is no time limit to claim your funds.

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WBDC Ignite Grant Applications Being Accepted Now!

Posted on February 6, 2024


New name. Same great opportunity.

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) announced that applications for the Ignite grant, formerly known as the Equity Match Grant, are now being accepted!

The deadline to apply is March 14, 2024. The application is also offered in Spanish.

According to the WBDC, the “ignite grant provides a groundbreaking opportunity for Connecticut women-owned businesses. Since 2020, WBDC has provided grants totaling more than $2.5M to 276 women-owned businesses in every

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Support Local Food Pantries

Posted on February 2, 2024


Dear friends and neighbors,

The cold winter weather combined with rising inflation and higher costs for groceries is exacerbating the issue of food insecurity and hunger right here in our community and across our state.

Many Connecticut residents are struggling to make ends meet, pay bills, and afford costly medications and food. They can use our help.

A small donation can make a HUGE difference, and many pantries or soup kitchens make it easier than ever to provide a positive impact right from your

Free ArrayRx Card May Help You Save on Prescription Medicine

Posted on February 2, 2024


I also wanted you to know about a program that may help lower the cost of your prescription drugs. The ArrayRx discount card program launched in recent months and is FREE for residents.

The program works with a partnership of states to leverage their buying power to lower prescription drug costs.

The card is provided to consumers digitally via e-mail and can be downloaded to smartphone wallets. Using the card, you can save up to 80% on generic medications and 20% on brand name prescriptions.

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Follow the 2024 Legislative Session online

Posted on February 2, 2024


Dear Friends,

The 2024 legislative session begins on Wednesday, Feb. 7th, and with the truncated timeline of the “short session” there will surely be a lot to keep track of.

If you want to follow along with legislative business, many meetings, hearings, and news conferences will be livestreamed through the Connecticut Public Affairs Network.

You can track legislation and find out information about the legislature’s committees by visiting the Connecticut General Assembly’s website.

And you can review

Rep. Harrison Supports VoAg Education

Posted on January 26, 2024


Happy to attend the Litchfield County Farm Bureau annual meeting. Participants included this year’s 4-H leadership team as well as representatives from the VoAg schools and FFA.

 

2024 Major Issues Report Available Now

Posted on January 22, 2024


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its annual report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2024 legislative session that begins on February 7th.

You can view or download the report by clicking here.

New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on January 22, 2024


Friends and neighbors,

Several new laws will take effect January 1st that could have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some of them below. An expanded list of those that will take effect on January 1, along with summaries, can be accessed here.

The new year also brings the start of a new legislative session – the second year of the biennium which is known colloquially as the “short session” – which begins on February 7, 2024. Due to the truncated timeline of the

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