Posted on September 26, 2019 by admin
Hartford – State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria released the following statement today regarding the newly released advisory opinion on the Grocery Tax from the Department of Revenue Services.
“The Democrats passed a grocery tax and the grocery tax is still in the state budget,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “The only way to truly fix the grocery tax is by the legislature rewriting the language. The DRS new opinion doesn’t correct the situation and will only cause more problems down the road for businesses, residents, and lawmakers. I am still calling on the governor and the majority party to call us back into special session.”
Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – Today, House and Senate Republicans called upon Governor Ned Lamont to bring the legislature into special session to fix a piece of legislation passed in the Democrat state budget that created new taxes on hundreds of grocery store foods, and also substantially increased taxes on prepared meals.
“The grocery tax would be an over $100 million tax increase on the residents of Connecticut,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “The way the majority party crafted this tax increase is unacceptable and…
Posted on September 6, 2019 by admin
Buses Required on Waterbury Rail Branch to Accommodate Upgrades
Metro-North Crews to Make Safety Upgrades to Waterbury Branch From Friday, Evening September 20, Through Sunday, October 6
Buses to Substitute for Waterbury Branch Trains to Accommodate Line Improvements
MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that beginning on Friday, September 20 and continuing through, Sunday October 6, crews will be doing prep work to install PTC (Positive Train Control) equipment on the Waterbury Branch.
PTC is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents. Beginning late Friday, September 20, and continuing through Sunday, October 6, crews will be doing prep work to install a new signal system on the Waterbury Branch; this system needs to be in place in order to make PTC operational.
To accommodate this work, weekday and weekend substitute busing will be provided between Waterbury and Bridgeport after 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, and continuing through Sunday, October 6. Regular train service resumes with the first scheduled train on Monday, October 7.
Service details are below:
Bridgeport-bound: Buses will substitute for all trains weekday and weekend departing from Waterbury, making all scheduled stops to Bridgeport. Buses will operate up to 15-30 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers will connect at Bridgeport to regularly scheduled trains for continuing service to Grand Central Terminal.