(HARTFORD) — As a Rising Diesel Tax Takes Effect, State Rep. Perillo (R-113) Seeks a More Affordable Connecticut

Posted on July 1, 2022 by jcoss


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State Rep. Perillo (R-113) House Republican Member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee responds to the 9-cent increase of the Diesel Fuel Tax on July 1, 2022.

“This historic inflation that has unfortunately become more familiar for Connecticut families has made our state significantly more unaffordable, targeting our middle- and working-class families. Today’s increase of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax creates additional and unnecessary fuel expenses, which leads to costly groceries, goods,

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KELLY, PERILLO, MCGORTY PUSH FOR FURTHER RELIEF, TAX CUTS AS INFLATION SURGES

Posted on June 9, 2022 by jpheasant


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Local lawmakers are calling for a Special Session to cut the income tax and sales tax, suspend diesel tax, repeal truck tax, and help families struggling to afford energy costs.

 HARTFORD – Shelton’s state lawmakers, Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly, State Representative Jason Perillo, and State Representative Ben McGorty, are calling for a special legislative session focused on making Connecticut more affordable as residents struggle with rising inflation.

The lawmakers are backing a package

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Republicans Call for Tax Relief to Combat Surging Inflation

Posted on June 7, 2022 by jpheasant


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In late April, Republicans proposed a $1.2 billion tax relief package aimed at combatting rising inflation in order to provide much needed relief for low to middle class families.

Today, we are once again calling on our colleagues to join our calls to act. This new plan requires zero budget cuts and utilizes $746.2 million in the state’s surplus fund to:

  • Permanently reduce the income tax from 5% to 4%
  • Reduce the sales tax from 6.35% to 5.99%
  • Eliminate the 1% tax on prepared meals
  • Expand the gas

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