New Laws Effective January 1, 2020

Posted on December 30, 2019 by admin


I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy, and successful new year! As we reach the end of 2019, and prepare to welcome 2020, I would like to remind you of new laws going into effect Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 (New Year’s Day).

Tax Changes

Below is a brief summary of tax changes and new public acts. The taxes were part of the latest biennial state budget, which I voted against.

Dry CleaningExpands existing state sales tax rate to dry cleaning services & laundry services


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Reps. O’Dea, Lavielle to Host Discussion on Youth Vaping in Wilton

Posted on November 18, 2019 by admin


On Thursday, November 21st, I will be co-hosting a discussion on youth vaping with State Representative Gail Lavielle. Joining us will be a panel of experts, community leaders, educators, youth counselors, student representatives, and other stakeholders to discuss the dangers of youth vaping, its impact on schools and the greater community, potential ways of addressing it, and more.

The keynote speakers are:

  • Dr. Alicia Briggs, M.D., – Chair, Norwalk Hospital Department of Pediatrics

  • Elizabeth

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Reps. O’Dea, Lavielle to Hold “Open For Business?” Informational Forum

Posted on October 11, 2019 by admin


WILTON – State Representatives Tom O’Dea (R-125) and Gail Lavielle (R-143) invite local residents and business owners to meet with them at the Wilton Library on October 24th for an informational forum discussing new taxes, fees and policies that will affect Connecticut businesses; such as minimum wage increases and paid family and medical leave.

When: Thursday, October 24th, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Wilton Library, Rimer Room

137 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT

Rep. O’Dea currently serves as

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