The Gates to the Durham Fair Grounds Are Open!

Posted on September 27, 2019 by krajcik


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The gates to the Durham Fair grounds have officially opened! September 26th marks 100 years of putting on this historical event.

From now until Sunday the 29th, please join me in supporting all of our local volunteers that work the booths here. For some of these civic organizations, this is their main fundraiser for the entire year.

Friday night will include a performance from Big Little River and Saturday night will include a performance from Big & Rich.

On Sunday September 29th, the fair will

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Open for Business? Join Me For An Informational Forum

Posted on September 24, 2019 by krajcik


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The 2019 legislative session was among the most impactful on the state’s business community in recent memory. The new taxes that were passed in the Democrats’ state budget will undoubtedly have a massive impact on our businesses in Madison and Durham.

With that in mind, I’m co-hosting a forum next week in Madison to provide information on legislative action that affects the state’s business community. I’ll be joined by state Rep. Vincent Candelora, and together we’ll cover topics such as the state’s

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The New Democrat “Meals Tax” Will Put a 7.35% Tax on a Long List of Groceries That Were Never Taxed Before, According to DRS

Posted on September 12, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Today House Republican and Senate 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.

The tax will apply to not only prepared meals such as sandwiches, deli salads, pizza and hot buffet items, but also containers of lettuce, small packages of snacks, loose baked goods, wrapped salads, small servings of ice cream, and meal replacement bars. It also applies to fountain drinks including coffee and any beverage sold with a taxable “meal.”

“Any legislator who voted for this budget is responsible for raising food prices on families and seniors of Connecticut. My constituents who are just getting by will feel the increased costs of feeding their families,” said Rep. Noreen Kokoruda.

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