New Digital Tax Hike

Posted on October 17, 2019 by admin


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Connecticut users of the streaming music service Spotify received emails recently that the state sales tax on digital goods would increase in October.

As of October 1, 2019, sales of “digital goods,” which includes audio works, visual works, audio-visual works, reading materials or ring tones, which are electronically accessed or transferred, are subject to sales and use taxes at the standard 6.35% rate. Previously the tax was 1% on digital goods.

I opposed these tax increases, which are part of

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Coffee and Conversation – October 15th

Posted on October 10, 2019 by admin


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State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) would like to invite Plainville residents to join them on October 15th for their monthly Coffee & Conversation event to discuss topics pertaining to state government.

WHEN: October 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Bolo Bakery, 33 Whiting St., Plainville

This event is designed to provide residents with an opportunity to speak with each of the legislators in a relaxed setting about issues affecting the district,

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Real IDs: Do I Need One? How Do I Get One?

Posted on October 9, 2019 by admin


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According to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), beginning on October 1, 2020, the U.S. Federal Government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a “verified” driver’s license, state-issued ID card or show additional proof of identification, such as a passport. This verification is indicated on your license or ID card by a gold star in the top right corner and is commonly referred to as a “Real ID.”

With this deadline

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Rep. Petit Joins State and Local Officials in Unveiling New Health Care Cost Estimator Tool

Posted on October 8, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, State Representative William Petit Jr., (R-22), the ranking member of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, joined the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS), Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, and other state lawmakers to unveil the Healthscore CT cost estimator, a consumer tool that allows users to compare the cost of medical care at Connecticut hospitals and provider networks. The interactive website allows consumers and providers to search,

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Nighttime Milling to add Rumble Strips on Various Routes in Central CT

Posted on October 4, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the nighttime milling of bituminous concrete work to add rumble strips will be performed on various routes in central Connecticut beginning Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

The project consists of the application of milling bituminous concrete to add rumble strips on various Interstate and Non-Interstate routes in District 1. Work will be performed on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, with a rain date of Thursday, October 10, 2019.

LANE CLOSURE

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Area Legislators Welcome Taxpayers and Talk Policy Issues over Pizza

Posted on October 4, 2019 by admin


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State Representative William A. Petit Jr., and State Senator Henri Martin held their most recent Pizza and Policy event with Plainville residents on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The legislators welcomed their constituents with pizza and invited them to discuss policy issues pertaining to state government.

The event was held at West Main Pizza located at 97 East Main Street in Plainville from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and nearly 40 individuals attended to discuss the 2019 legislative session, new laws and taxes

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Understanding ABLE Accounts – FREE PRESENTATIONS

Posted on October 2, 2019 by admin


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I would like to make you aware of some upcoming events nearby that you or someone you know may find beneficial. The Arc Connecticut, in conjunction with Autism Services and Resources Connecticut, will be hosting a series of free presentations to help individuals with disabilities and their families better understand ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act) accounts.

ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, created as a result of

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Rep. Petit Applauds ADA Improvements to Plainville’s Centerview Village and Woodmoor Manor

Posted on September 30, 2019 by admin


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The State of Connecticut recently announced that it will award more $13 million to 13 municipalities in Connecticut to provide infrastructure upgrades that will modernize and rehabilitate housing for low and moderate-income individuals. State Representative William A. Petit Jr., (R-22) announced that $1,500,000 will go to two developments in the Town of Plainville to be used for ADA improvements.

The funds were awarded to municipalities in Connecticut for infrastructure upgrades that will modernize

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


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Please note that the material provided below is for informational purposes only and, unless otherwise noted, does not indicate my support for, or opposition to, a particular measure.

As we transition out of summer and into autumn, we prepare for a number of new laws and tax and fee increases to take effect starting on October 1st. These new laws and taxes may have an impact on you, your business, and our community.

In an effort to keep you informed, I have listed some of the more noteworthy tax increases

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New Britain Legislators Welcome the President of Poland in a Historic Visit

Posted on September 23, 2019 by admin


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State Representative William A. Petit Jr., and State Senator Gennaro Bizzarro attended a ceremony held in New Britain on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Walnut Hill Park – Darius Miller Band Shell to welcome the sitting President of Poland, Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda. This historic visit was the first time in history that a sitting president of Poland has visited the community of New Britain, Connecticut.

“It was an honor and a privilege to welcome the President of Poland to

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