Public Hearing – Lamont’s Tax Increases

Posted on March 12, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

This Friday, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee will be holding a Public Hearing and on the agenda is Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal.

Governor Lamont’s budget includes the following tax increases on services and items:

– Legal services

– Accounting services

– Real estate activities and agents/brokers

– Veterinary services

– Barber shops and beauty salons

– Sports/recreation instruction and industries

– Renovation and repair of residential property

– Non-prescription drugs

– Bicycle helmets

– Child car seats

– Vegetable seeds

– Safety apparel


The governor’s budget proposal also looks to eliminate the following:

– The sales tax-free week

–  The increased exemption for social security income

–  The exemption for pension and annuity income


For a full list of governor’s tax increases and revenue grabs click here.

You can speak out against the governor’s budget proposal by submitting testimony to Please include the bill number, S.B. 877, in the subject of the email and feel free to copy me on the email,

As always, feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at or call 860-240-8700.


State Rep. Jason Perillo