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

Posted on October 11, 2019 by admin


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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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News Laws and Tax Increases Now in Effect

Posted on October 2, 2019 by admin


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Several new laws and tax increases became effective on October 1st, 2019. These laws cover a number of issues from the opioid epidemic, youth smoking and vaping habits, school security, tax assistance for the elderly, and protection for victims of sexual assault and family violence.

Taxes increased on prepared meals, digital goods (Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, etc.) and motor vehicle trade-ins, to name a few.

I’ve provided more details below, along with useful links for your reference.

As always, if you

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Rep. O’Dea: “Expect to Pay More for Groceries Beginning October 1st”

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tom O’Dea (R-New Canaan, Wilton), Deputy Republican Leader-at-Large, calls Democrats’ 7.35% tax on prepared meals a direct burden on the middle and working class residents of Connecticut. This tax was included in the 2020-2021 budget passed this year on May 4th without a single Republican vote.

“When Governor Lamont proposed a grocery tax earlier this year, it was not a popular idea. Nevertheless, Democrat legislators found a way to sneak it into the budget that passed

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