Grocery Tax is Back!

Posted on September 16, 2019 by admin


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Last week, I attended a press conference with my House and Senate Republican colleagues to voice my opposition to newly released details on a 7.35% “meals tax” set to go into effect on October 1, 2019. The tax was included in the Democrat budget passed during the 2019 legislative session and will include nearly all prepared food items from bags of spinach weighing 8-ounces to rotisserie chicken.

According to a recently-issued Department of Revenue Services (DRS) policy statement, the Democrat-approved

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Connecticut’s “Red Flag” Legislation Is Model for the Nation

Posted on August 10, 2019 by admin


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Lawmakers across the country are looking for positive, proven ways to keep people safe and curtail access to firearms for those who should not have them. Connecticut was the first state in the nation to introduce the “Red Flag” law and institute risk warrant legislation which allows police, with a court order, to temporarily remove firearms from someone suspected of being a danger to themselves or others.  To date, this law has been used more than 1,200 times in the state.

Under Connecticut General

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Study of Energy Demand Fees for Houses of Worship Signed Into Law!

Posted on July 17, 2019 by admin


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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

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