Posted on July 17, 2019 by admin
State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) is pleased to announce that legislation he proposed to require the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to study creating new energy rate classes for certain properties with tax exempt status has been signed into law by the Governor.
The study is based on a proposal originally introduced and championed by Rep. O’Neill to exempt houses of worship from energy demand fees. The study will consider the impact of creating new rate classes and report…
Posted on July 10, 2019 by admin
In case you haven’t heard, the state’s new tax increases include one on disposable, single-use plastic bags. This new tax takes effect on August 1, 2019.
Between then and June 30, 2021, retailers that provide plastic shopping bags with a thickness of less than four mils- four thousandths of an inch- will be required to charge a 10-cent tax on every single bag. After June 30, 2021, retailers are prohibited from providing or selling single-use checkout bags to customers.
Plastic bags used for produce,…
Posted on June 20, 2019 by admin
Every year, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), and the Legislative Commissioners’ Office (LCO) compile a report of the major issues passed during the legislative session.
OLR provides brief descriptions on a number of issues in this report, including legislation that increases and expands taxes statewide and raises the age of smoking from 18 to 21, and concerns opioids, workers’ compensation for PTSD, education, transportation, the state’s business climate,…