Posted on January 15, 2019 by admin
The 2019 Session convened on January 9 and will adjourn on June 5. During this time, the General Assembly will consider several important bills, including the biennial state budget.
Your feedback is very important to my efforts in Hartford, which is why I have scheduled an office hour for this Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. at New Canaan Library.
Office Hour – New Canaan Library
151 Main Street, New Canaan
Thursday, January 17, from 6-7 p.m.
If you are able to attend, please come prepared with questions, comments or ideas relating to state government.
If you cannot attend, I am always available to speak with you by phone, communicate via email or to meet in person at a time that is convenient for you.
Please contact my office to arrange a time at (800) 842-1423 or at Tom.ODea@housegop.ct.gov.
I hope to see you there!
State Representative – 125th District
Proudly representing New Canaan & Wilton
Posted on August 13, 2018 by admin
“Tax-Free Week” is right around the corner! Each year Connecticut residents receive a much-needed break from the hefty sales tax we pay for consumer goods.
From Sunday, August 19, through Saturday, August 25, shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase select items under $100, TAX-FREE. With the start of school just around the corner, this is a great opportunity for some back-to-school shopping for the kids while saving money for families.
Tax-Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use, including items put on layaway.
Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to:
The Connecticut sales tax rate is currently 6.35%, which can add up quickly when buying multiple items.
Please consult with your local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.
As always, Rep. O’Dea is available at (800) 842-1423 or email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns relating to state government.
Posted on June 28, 2018 by admin
The public and special acts listed in the document are the most significant, far-reaching, and publicly debated acts adopted by the General Assembly during the 2018 session.
Seven bills were vetoed by the governor this year. Despite an attempt by legislative Republicans to override these vetoes, all were sustained due to a lack of support for majority legislators. Here you can find a list of bills vetoed following the 2018 Session.
As always, Rep. O’Dea may be contacted at any time to discuss legislation or any other state issue at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at (800) 842-1423.