Kupchick: Grocery Tax is Back; Hurting CT Families

Posted on September 16, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) along with Senate and House Republican colleagues announced newly released details on a grocery store tax included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019 which could potentially encompass all cooked food.

The budget approved by the governor and majority party included a 7.35% tax that will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before, according to the state Department

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Fairfield State Officials Host Casual Office Hours

Posted on August 26, 2019 by jdooley


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Fairfield State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134), and State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) hosted a lively and informational ‘Pints and Politics’ event Wednesday, July 31 at Local Kitchen in Fairfield.

The post-session event permitted Fairfield residents with the opportunity to speak with their local legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting.

The lawmakers discussed the major issues and debates that shaped the 2019 legislative session, including

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Rep. Kupchick Hails New Bus Shelter

Posted on August 26, 2019 by jdooley


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FAIRFIELD- State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) along with local Fairfield officials and the Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT) unveiled a new bus shelter Westbound Kings Hwy. Cut-off at 1296 Kings Hwy. Cut-off in Fairfield.

The new bus shelter is in front of the public storage facility located at 1296 King’s Highway Cutoff, next to the Stop & Shop.

Rep. Brenda Kupchick, a member of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, said, “It’s so incredibly gratifying on helping to bring more bus shelters

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Fairfield Lawmakers Push for Greater Transparency of State Port Authority

Posted on August 21, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- At a public information meeting yesterday, Transportation Committee members State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132), and House ranking member Laura Devlin (R-134) pushed for greater transparency and accountability of the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) and expressed disappointment that those in leadership positions who were the CPA decision makers refused to come before their legislative committee and explain the finance and mismanagement practices at the quasi-public agency.

The State Auditors

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Kupchick Achieves 100% Attendance In House

Posted on August 20, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD-  State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular and Special Sessions. The House Clerk’s Office released the data on members’ votes this week.

“I value the trust the residents of Fairfield place in me.  This legislative session we had many important debates on important issues regarding the budget, taxes, and policies that affect Fairfield, and our business

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Reps. Kupchick and Devlin Statement on El Paso and Dayton Tragedies

Posted on August 7, 2019 by jdooley


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Representatives Kupchick and Devlin expressed their heartbreak over the news of the horrific mass shootings and offer their sincere sympathy for the victims and the families in El Paso and Dayton.

“The Connecticut General Assembly has worked together arm-in-arm, Republicans and Democrats, to pass meaningful and landmark legislation to end gun violence and address mental health in Connecticut. It’s time for the elected members of Congress of both political parties and the President of the United States

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State Rep. Brenda Kupchick: New Plastic Bag Tax Started August 1

Posted on August 3, 2019 by jdooley


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New Plastic Bag Tax Started August 1

I want to remind the residents of Fairfield that a new state law on placing a ten cent tax on plastic bags took effect on August 1st.

The legislation, Public Act 19-117, which was a section of the state budget, creates a statewide plastic bag fee of .10 cents per “single-use checkout bag” that must be collected by retailers making sales in Connecticut.

The collectors

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State Rep. Brenda Kupchick: Operation Hope Community Tag Sale Coming Soon

Posted on July 31, 2019 by jdooley


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Dear Friends,

It is time again for the annual Community Tag Sale hosted by the volunteers at Operation Hope. The Operation Hope Tag Sale is Saturday, August 17 (9:00am-4:00pm) and Sunday, August 18 (12:00pm-4:00pm). This year’s tag sale is at the First Congregational Church of Fairfield at 148 Beach Rd. All proceeds will benefit Operation Hope.

Operation Hope has been helping Fairfield County residents through affordable housing,

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Fairfield Legislators Invite Residents to ‘Pints and Politics’

Posted on July 15, 2019 by jdooley


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Fairfield State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132), Laura Devlin (R-134), and State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) have announced that they will be hosting a Pints and Politics event on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00pm at Local Kitchen (85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield).

The event will allow residents the opportunity speak with the legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting. The lawmakers will discuss the issues and debates shaping the 2019 legislative session, including municipal

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Fairfield Legislators, Operation Hope Complete Annual Diaper Drive

Posted on July 12, 2019 by jdooley


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FAIRFIELD – State Representatives Brenda Kupchick (R-132), Laura Devlin (R-134) in cooperation with Operation Hope finished their annual ‘Town-Wide Diaper Drive’ Saturday June 22 with the help of Al DiGuido, owner of Saugatuck Sweets and his organization, Al’s Angels at Saugatuck Sweets collecting a total of 2,145 diapers and pull ups.

Both Reps. Kupchick and Devlin worked with Operation Hope on a month-long diaper drive for in-need Fairfield families.

Operation Hope Executive Director, Carla Miklos

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