Piscopo, Republicans Petition for Hearing on Truck Tax Repeal

Posted on February 23, 2023


HARTFORD – State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) joined his colleagues in successfully petitioning the Finance Committee to hear a proposal that seeks to repeal the newly implemented Highway Use Tax (HUT). This tax, passed by Democrats in 2021, is levied according to a truck’s weight, classification and number of miles traveled in Connecticut.

“When I ran for re-election, I told the voters of my district that I was going to do my best to fight for tax relief. This isn’t an easy fix, but allowing folks to

Rep. Piscopo Statement on Governor’s Budget Address

Posted on February 8, 2023


HARTFORD – On Wednesday afternoon the governor delivered his budget address before a joint legislative session to explain his vision of the state’s spending blueprint for the next two years. State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) was in attendance and issued the following response to the governor’s proposal.

“The governor is touting the largest rate decrease in state history. I am optimistic and in support of this part of the budget. One-party rule, however, has led Connecticut to earn top honors for highest

Piscopo Supports State Police Contract, Additional Measures Aiding Law Enforcement

Posted on January 25, 2023


Hartford – The House of Representatives convened on Wednesday to act on an updated bargaining agreement with the state police force. State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) voted in support of the contract, which was approved by a final vote tally of 142 – 1.

“Our State Police do a wonderful job, but lately they’re having trouble recruiting and keeping officers on the force. This contract was a necessary first step in getting our ranks back up to an adequate level. We still have more work to do to support

Piscopo, Republicans Unveil Proposals to Lower Energy Costs

Posted on January 17, 2023


Hartford – State Rep. John Piscopo participated in a news conference at the Legislative Office Building regarding the lowering of energy costs. Connecticut Republicans unveiled a new platform that is designed to create both short- and long-term relief for ratepayers Additionally, the package ensures strong oversight of utility companies to protect the best interest of ratepayers.

“Electric rates have gotten out of control. This common sense legislative package addresses the elephant in the room of

2023 Legislative Session Convenes, Committee Process Begins

Posted on January 11, 2023


HARTFORD – State Rep. John Piscopo was sworn into office on Wednesday, January 4, beginning another term representing the 76th District. Piscopo will serve on the Environment, Energy & Technology, and Finance committees over the course of the 2023 and 2024 legislative sessions.

You can sign-up for Rep. Piscopo’s updates by clicking here.

The 2023 session will adjourn on Wednesday, June 7. Prior to adjournment the legislature must craft its two-year state budget. A document that Rep. Piscopo is eager

Burlington Eagle Scout Honored by Local Officials

Posted on November 21, 2022


BURLINGTON – On Saturday, November 19, Burlington resident Jonathan Sullivan was recognized for earning the rank of ‘Eagle Scout,’ which is the highest achievement within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The ceremony was held at the Burlington Town Hall and was attended by Sullivan’s fellow Troop 23 members, family, friends, First Selectman Doug Thompson, and State Rep. John Piscopo.

“Jonathan’s dedication to his community illustrates his leadership skills. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is a laudable

Consumer Alert: Electricity Rate Increase Request

Posted on November 18, 2022


I am sharing an urgent consumer alert, regarding Connecticut’s utility companies. Eversource and United Illuminating have submitted electricity rate increase requests to the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). These increases would double supply rates, effective January 1, 2023, resulting in increases of $85 and $79 respectively for households that use an average of 700kWh per month.

These astronomical rate increase requests come at a time when the cost of living has been skyrocketing

New Laws – October 1st 2022

Posted on October 3, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

October 1st marks the effective date of many new laws. Below are links for information on notable laws (or sections of laws) taking effect that address juvenile crime, youth mental health, government transparency, and lifting the cap on cottage food.

Public Act No. 22-115 (Sec. 1-4, 6-10, 13-18)
House Bill No. 5417


2022 Veterans Stand Down Events

Posted on September 16, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) recently announced their annual “Stand Down” event for Veterans scheduled for Friday, September 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at five locations across the state.

These events are a one-stop location for Connecticut’s Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel, and their immediate families to access DVA services and programs from federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based

Calling for Additional Heating Assistance Funds

Posted on September 8, 2022


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

On August 29th, Republican members of the Appropriations, Energy, and Human Services committees proposed an amendment to supplement $79.2 million in expected federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds to increase total home energy assistance to $191.5 million. The amendment, however, was not entertained by the majority party and rejected on procedural grounds.

As a result, millions of dollars in potential relief was left on the table.

To overcome procedural