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Posted on October 10, 2019 by jdooley


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Mastrofrancesco, Conservative Caucus Blasts Democrats’ Increase of the Digital Download Tax

Posted on October 4, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) along with the legislature’s Conservative Caucus this week warned residents to prepare for yet another round of Democrat tax increases – this time on goods and services that range from supermarket sandwiches and coffee to digital downloads – contained in the Democrats’ budget that take effect on October 1st.

Instead of streamlining state government, or trying to reduce state spending to balance yet another massive budget deficit, legislative Democrats and Governor Lamont chose once again to soak Connecticut residents by raising taxes on thousands of everyday goods and services. As a result, taxes are slated to go up today on everything from a slice of grocery store pizza to digital entertainment services like Netflix, Hulu and Spotify, among many others. It will even cost more to buy a new car in Connecticut, since the vehicle trade-in fee just increased to $100.

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Mastrofrancesco, Conservative Caucus Joins College Republicans to Improve Existing Anti-Discrimination Policies

Posted on October 1, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) and the Conservative Caucus today joined the Connecticut Federation of College Republicans in calling on Connecticut colleges and universities to include political free speech in their anti-discrimination policies.

During a mid-day press conference at the Legislative Office Building, Connecticut Federation of College Republicans Chairman Timothy Anop announced the launch of the “Take Back the First” initiative to encourage universities across the

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Wolcott Legislators to Hold Town Hall Meeting

Posted on October 1, 2019 by jdooley


WOLCOTT- State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16) and Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) will be hosting a ‘Town Hall’ Meeting on October 21st at Wolcott Town Hall.

The Wolcott legislators are inviting all interested constituents to join them in discussing the issues that shaped the 2019 legislative session – which included $1.75 Billion in new taxes on Connecticut taxpayers and new harmful government policies that punish the state business community.

WHO? Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16) and Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80)

WHAT?

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Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco Warns Constituents Digital Tax Hike Starts Oct 1

Posted on September 24, 2019 by jdooley


 

Dear Neighbors,

Connecticut users of the music streaming service Spotify received emails last week that the state sales taxes will be going up starting next month.

Effective October 1, 2019, sales of “digital goods,” that are electronically accessed or transferred, which includes audio works, visual works, audio-visual works, reading materials or ring tones, which are electronically accessed or transferred, will be subject to sales and use taxes

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Mastrofrancesco Slams Grocery Tax Implementation

Posted on September 13, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – In another blow to the taxpayers of Connecticut, State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) 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 from a rotisserie chicken to eight ounces of soup.

The Democrat-approved 7.35% tax, which Rep. Mastrofrancesco opposed in the House of Representatives, will be applied

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State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco: 2020 Legislative Internship Program

Posted on September 6, 2019 by jdooley


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I would like to let the students in my district know that the Connecticut General Assembly is now accepting applications for the 2020 Legislative Internship Program!

Starting in the Spring, interns at the Capitol will see how state government works first-hand, work one-on-one with a state legislator and legislative staff member, and earn school credit while gaining job experience in public service and/or law.

To apply, you must comply with the following qualifications:

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Mastrofrancesco Achieves Perfect Attendance In House

Posted on August 19, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD- State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) earned a 100% 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.

Rep Mastrofrancesco is serving her first year of her inaugural term. There were a total of 392 total votes cast in the House of Representatives.

“I committed to the voters of Wolcott and Southington to make every vote that

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Rep. Mastrofrancesco: Tax Free Week Begins on Sunday

Posted on August 16, 2019 by jdooley


A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.

Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.

  • 2019 Sales Tax Free Week dates are: Sunday, August 18, through Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Tax Free Week

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CT Business Group Gives Rep. Mastrofrancesco Perfect Score on Pro-Business Legislation

Posted on August 13, 2019 by jdooley


I just received the legislative scorecard given by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) last week that gives every state lawmaker a grade for their voting record regarding laws that could impact small and large businesses in the state of Connecticut.
In my first legislative session, I received a perfect score from CBIA voting against every anti-business policy that came before me in the House of Representatives that makes it more difficult for business owners to grow and thrive

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