Rep. Perillo Shines a Spotlight on Data Being Withheld from State Auditors

Posted on February 20, 2020 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Jason Perillo sent a letter to the Connecticut Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford last week demanding action to avoid situations where third-party vendors to the state fail to provide data to Connecticut Auditors.

Rep. Perillo sent the letter after reading the 2019 Annual Report from the Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts that the Auditors were denied access to vendor-controlled data during their audit of the SNAP (formerly, food stamp) program. The Auditors of Public Accounts were looking into payment accuracy and program eligibility for SNAP benefits.

In the letter, Rep. Perillo explained that after the Auditors of Public Accounts asked for the information from the third-party vendor, the vendor informed them that they would not provide the requested data without a contract change order and payment for the production of the data.

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Local Lawmakers Stand with Connecticut Farmers

Posted on February 18, 2020 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representatives Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty joined members of the Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association at the State Capitol on Tuesday to call on lawmakers to fix language in the Liquor Control Act that will negatively impact Connecticut Farm Wineries.

Legislation passed last year extends incentives originally designed to support Connecticut farmers to manufacturers who typically import out of state grapes or wine that is already fermented and ready for bottling.

“We are standing with our local farmers and farm wineries and asking our colleagues to make this important fix to the Liquor Control Act,” said Rep. Perillo. “State vineyards and wineries contribute more than $154 million to our economy and we should continue to help this industry grow. By not fixing this language, it will hurt the industry and our state’s economy.”

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Rep. Perillo, Lawmakers Begin 2020 Session

Posted on February 5, 2020 by admin


HARTFORD – The General Assembly gaveled in for the 2020 Legislative Session on Wednesday. The current legislative session is a “short session”, which will run until midnight on Wednesday, May 6th.

“Last year Governor Ned Lamont asked us to work together to find solutions that will improve our economy and fix our budget crisis, but instead, decided to conduct the majority of his business behind closed doors,” said Rep. Perillo. “Now, the governor is asking us to work together again and be optimistic about the future of our state. I will always remain optimistic about our great state, but for our state to move in a better direction the governor needs to stick to his promises and create a more open and transparent state government.”

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