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New Laws Effective January 1st 2020

Posted on December 31, 2019 by admin


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I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to parking fees
  • Interior Design Service – Existing state sales

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Bristol’s Nelligan Inducted into CT Veterans Hall of Fame

Posted on December 11, 2019 by admin


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Bristol resident and U.S. Army Reservist Patrick Nelligan on Dec. 6 was among 10 local veterans who were inducted into the Connecticut Veteran Hall of Fame.

Sen. Henri Martin, Rep. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato with her son Leo, Patrick Nelligan, and Rep. Whit Betts at the Dec. 6 Connecticut Veteran Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The Hall of Fame was established in November 2005 to help raise awareness about the achievements and contributions

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State Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Betts, and Sen. Martin to “Ring the Bell” at Bristol’s Walmart on Thursday, December 12th

Posted on December 4, 2019 by admin


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State Reps. Cara Pavalock-D’Amato R (77), Whit Betts (R-78) and State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) will be volunteering to raise money for Connecticut residents in need by collecting for the Salvation Army at Bristol’s Walmart on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

WHEN: Thursday, December 12th, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00pm

WHERE: Walmart, 1400 Farmington Ave., Bristol, CT

Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Betts and Sen. Martin welcome all of their constituents to stop by the store to help make the fundraising event a success!

CT Tax Exemption for Retirees

Posted on November 4, 2019 by admin


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With tax season quickly approaching, I want to share some information that I believe you will find helpful.

In 2017, the legislature raised the income thresholds that allow some taxpayers to be able to deduct 100 percent of their federally taxable Social Security income, therefore expanding this deduction to more taxpayers. Effective in 2019, the threshold increases from $50,000 to $75,000 for single filers and married people filing separately, and $60,000 to $100,000 for joint filers and heads of

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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Praises the Passage of a Bill to Improve Access to Hearing Aids

Posted on October 21, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Ranking Member of the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee, worked with members on both sides of the aisle to secure passage of House Bill 5213, An Act Expanding Required Health Insurance Coverage For Hearing Aids, which expands health insurance coverage to those who are in need of hearing aids by eliminating the age restriction that was previously in place.

“I am pleased to see this hearing aid bill signed into law, and I thank my Democrat

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