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Budget Recap

Posted on May 13, 2022


Budget adjustments for the fiscal year ending in 2023  were released around 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 2nd and taken up later that day in the House of Representatives. The budget passed the General Assembly with a near party line vote.

Overall, the package will increase spending by 6.4% over the previous year adding $1.4 billion to the budget. Much of the spending involves one-time allocations setting up cliffs for the next fiscal year.

Only modest tax relief totaling roughly $600 million is included,

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Deterring Catalytic Converter Theft

Posted on May 4, 2022


HARTFORD – State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) voted for SB 256 “An Act Concerning the Purchase or Receipt of Catalytic Converters by Motor Vehicle Recyclers, Scrap Metal Processor and Junk Dealers.” The legislation will impose additional restrictions on catalytic converters to deter theft.

Catalytic converter theft has increased dramatically nationwide. Communities across Connecticut reported incidents of theft from school bus lots, car dealerships, and parked cars. Replacing the part and repairing

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Reducing Lead Poisoning

Posted on April 29, 2022


HARTFORD – State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-53) voted for HB 5045 “An Act Reducing Lead Poisoning.” The bill seeks to reduce the impact of lead poisoning by changing testing thresholds and improving reporting and remediation.

“This legislation will update our standards and reflect new guidance from the CDC on lead poisoning,” said Rep. Nuccio. “Additionally, new provisions will help with early detection and expedite remediation.”

The legislation lowers the lead blood level threshold required

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