New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on January 3, 2022


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New policies affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses took effect on January 1st, 2022. This year, several important measures that may impact you, your family or your business become law, including:

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Martin, Piscopo Announce Approval of Opera House Renovation Funding

Posted on December 22, 2021


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On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, the State Bond Commission approved $3.5 million for the restoration of the Thomaston Opera House.

State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) shared their gratitude for this next important step in the bonding process.

“The Opera House is a local treasure which draws talent and arts enthusiasts from around the work to our quiet little town. I am excited and proud that the bond commission chose to invest in the Thomaston Opera House.

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Piscopo Achieves Perfect Voting Record and Attendance

Posted on December 13, 2021


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State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) achieved a perfect record for votes cast on the floor of the state House of Representatives during the 2021 legislative session, according to statistics gathered by the House Clerk’s Office.

Representative Piscopo was present and voted for all 467 votes taken on the state House floor during the 2021 session, according to voting record data released last week by the House Clerk’s Office. Perfect attendance is very difficult to achieve, with only about 20 percent

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House Republicans Call for Governor to Stop Implementation of Controversial Truck Tax

Posted on November 19, 2021


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House Republicans on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, called for Gov. Lamont to stop implementation of the truck tax, contending the confluence of substantial federal infrastructure aid and the controversial revenue policy that will increase costs for businesses and residents should have state lawmakers redefining a path forward on improving our transportation grid.

“From staffing problems to supply chain issues, and rising fuel prices to inflation, Connecticut businesses face a multitude of challenges

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Connecticut Launches New Statewide Tools To Help Parents Monitor Children’s Development, Access Expert Tips And Support Healthy Early Development

Posted on November 15, 2021


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Connecticut Launches New Statewide Tools To Help Parents Monitor Children’s Development, Access Expert Tips And Support Healthy Early Development

The Office of Early Childhood recently announced a new statewide initiative to support children from birth through age 5 by offering Sparkler — a mobile app for parents and caregivers — to all parents with young children and to programs serving those families. Connecticut is the first state in the nation to offer families with children ages birth to 5 comprehensive

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Alzheimer’s Association November Caregiver Month Programs

Posted on November 2, 2021


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Alzheimer’s Association November Caregiver Month Programs

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and the Connecticut Chapter is promoting several virtual events for families and their caregivers that I’d like to make you aware of.

Click below for information regarding each program.

November 3 at 12 PM ►Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Special Program – November 4 at 1 PM ► Journey of Dementia: What Are Caregivers Experiencing?

November 4 at 4 PM ► Safety and Memory

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Route 8 Southbound Exit 39 On-Ramp Closure in Thomaston

Posted on October 26, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that the on-ramp closure of Exit 39 on Route 8 southbound in Thomaston will begin soon.

The project consists of addressing impacts from Hurricane Ida that occurred September 2, 2021 to the slope on the west side of Route 8 Southbound. The project will provide slope stabilization, reset of existing guiderails and repair the pavement structure.

DOT Project No. 0140-0176 was awarded to Dayton Construction Company Incorporated on October 7,

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National Veterans Small Business Week: November 1 – 5

Posted on October 25, 2021


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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), which is observed from November 1 – 5.

The SBA helps veterans tackle new challenges – from understanding how to become lender ready, develop an emergency plan, or connect with a mentor to help rebuild a professional network.

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CTDOT: Signal Work on the Metro-North Waterbury Line Oct 28-31

Posted on October 22, 2021


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Activation of new rail systems will require weekend substitute busing for Waterbury Line customers

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that the Waterbury Line will be commissioned and activated for service following recently completed track and signal improvements.

The activation of the new rail systems will require continuous busing of Waterbury Line customers for one weekend starting Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. and ending on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 4:00

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Rep. Piscopo Earns Perfect Score from Connecticut’s Business Leaders

Posted on October 1, 2021


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State Representative John Piscopo was recently recognized by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) for having a perfect voting record on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate.

CBIA’s policy initiatives feature a number of bills, with recommendations designed to help businesses manage the high costs of navigating COVID-19 restrictions, to create and retain jobs, and lead Connecticut’s economic recovery. Legislators were scored on seven measures based

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