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State Legislative Update at Orem’s Diner – March 28, 2019

Posted on March 21, 2019 by admin


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On Thursday, March 28, I will be hosting a State Legislative Update with Rep. Gail Lavielle at Orem’s Diner, 167 Danbury Road, Wilton, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Governor Lamont’s budget proposal, released on February 20, contains several items worthy of discussion:

  • Expansion of the sale tax to currently exempt goods and services including legal and accounting services, home renovations, winter boat storage, veterinary care, non-prescription drugs, and more

  • New taxes on bottle deposits, plastic bags,

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Public Hearings – Tomorrow, March 15

Posted on March 15, 2019 by admin


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Tomorrow, the Finance, Revenue & Bonding and Planning & Development Committees will hold public hearings about bills that would have major consequences for Connecticut taxpayers, businesses, students, parents and our local communities as a whole.

Finance, Revenue & Bonding – Tomorrow, 10:30 a.m., Room 2E

S.B. 877: An Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget

This bill deals with the implementation of the Governor’s budget plan, namely the taxes that will be used to fund it.

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Toll Bills Public Hearing – Tomorrow, March 6

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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The Transportation Committee has scheduled a public hearing on two bills concerning tolls:

  • H.B. 7202, An Act Concerning the Sustainability of Connecticut’s Transportation Infrastructure. This bill is part of Gov. Lamont’s budget proposals and would place 53 electronic toll gantries on major highways and routes throughout the state.
  • H.B. 7280, An Act Concerning Support for Transportation Infrastructure and the Creation of the Connecticut Transportation Finance Authority. This bill was introduced

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