Southbury, Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington

2019 Major Public Acts available now

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,

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Study of Energy Demand Fees for Houses of Worship Passes Senate

Posted on June 11, 2019 by admin


During the final hours of the legislative session last week, and following the lead of the House of Representatives, the State Senate passed legislation proposed by State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) to require the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to study creating new energy rate classes for certain properties with tax exempt status.

The study is based on a proposal originally introduced and championed by Rep. O’Neill to exempt houses of worship from energy demand fees.

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Rep. O’Neill Comments on the State Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by admin


Rep. O’Neill provides his insight to the Democrat budget presented today.