Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull

Rep. McGorty’s Bill to Limit Use of Red and Blue Lights Passes

Posted on June 11, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Earlier this year, State Rep. Ben McGorty proposed legislation to restrict the use of steady illuminated red and blue lights to police vehicles only. Rep. McGorty announced on Monday that the bill passed and now awaits the governor’s signature.

“I am thrilled to see this legislation pass with bipartisan support,” said Rep. McGorty. “Having other vehicles that use red and blue lights like ridesharing companies can confuse and sometimes endanger the public. It’s important that the only people using red and blue lights are law enforcement officers.”

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Reps. Perillo, McGorty Say State Budget Includes Almost $2 Billion in Tax Increases

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty voted Monday against a two-year state budget crafted by Democrats. The budget spends more money than the previous two-year budget and includes nearly $2 billion in tax increases.

Reps. Perillo and McGorty highlighted the following tax increases included in the budget:

-1% increase in the sales tax on food and beverages at restaurants
– A tax on motor-vehicle train-ins
-Increases the tax on ride-share services
– 10-cent tax on plastic bags
– Eliminates the sales tax exemption on digital downloads and dry cleaning services

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House Republicans: We know our vote on tolls, and it is “no”

Posted on May 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – House Republican Lawmakers sent a formal letter to Governor Lamont Tuesday night to notify him that all members of the House Republican Caucus are fully unified against tolls.

The letter was sent after the governor declared that he will begin focusing on the budget and will table tolls for a special legislative session to give Republicans more time to support the proposal.

In the letter, House Republicans’ said that going into a special session would be an undue tax burden on the people of Connecticut and that the House Republican Caucus will be voting no on tolls.

“We have been against tolls since the beginning,” added Rep. McGorty. “Tolls will be a major tax increase on the residents of Connecticut and are an unnecessary solution to fixing our roads, bridges, and rail lines. My vote on tolls will not change no matter when the vote is taken.”

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