Reps. Kokoruda and Candelora to Host Coffee Hour in Durham

Posted on January 10, 2020 by hbrooks


DURHAM – The public is invited to meet with State Reps. Vincent Candelora (R-86) and Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) for a coffee hour in Durham. The legislators will offer residents an opportunity to meet with them in a relaxed setting and address any questions or concerns heading into the 2020 legislative session, which convenes on February 5th. See below for complete details.

What: Coffee Hour with Reps. Candelora and Kokoruda

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts, 38 Main St., Durham

When: Saturday, January 18, from

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Rep. Kokoruda Recognized by YMCA for Youth & Family Advocacy

Posted on January 8, 2020 by hbrooks


SOUTHBURY – State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) has been recognized by the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs as a 2019 Legislative Champion for her advocacy efforts on behalf of youth and families throughout her career as a legislator.

“I’m humbled to have received this award from the Connecticut Alliance of YMCAs,” said Rep. Kokoruda, who represents Madison and a part of Durham. “Part of the YMCA’s mission is youth development, character development and social responsibility, and the impact they have

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New Laws and Taxes Effective January 1

Posted on January 3, 2020 by hbrooks


I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year! Now that 2019 has come to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to parking fees
  • Interior Design Service – Existing state sales

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