Posted on May 13, 2022
Budget adjustments for the fiscal year ending in 2023 were released around 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 2nd and taken up later that day in the House of Representatives. The budget passed the General Assembly with a near party line vote.
Overall, the package will increase spending by 6.4% over the previous year adding $1.4 billion to the budget. Much of the spending involves one-time allocations setting up fiscal cliffs, and election year gimmicks to support favored constituencies.
Only modest tax relief…
Posted on May 4, 2022
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
This coming Tuesday, May 10th, join me at Countryside Pizza Restaurant for Coffee & Conversation to discuss the 2022 legislative session and state issues that matter to you.
Coffee & Conversation
Tuesday, May 10th
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Countryside Pizza Restaurant
521 Burlington Road, Harwinton
Posted on April 27, 2022
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
This Saturday, April 30th, is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.
Take Back Day Events are happening across the state from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Use the link below to search for local collection events close to you:
Local Collection Drop Boxes
As of 2021, there are 116 drop boxes across Connecticut located at local police stations, state…
Posted on April 22, 2022
Connecticut Senate and House Republicans unveiled a $1.2 billion tax relief package to help Connecticut’s working- and middle-class families.
The proposal reduces the state income tax for low- and middle-income families and individuals, reduces the state sales tax and eliminates the meals tax, extends the gas tax suspension, cuts the tax on diesel, expands property tax relief, eliminates the state’s new truck tax, accelerates the elimination of the income tax on pension and annuities, and reduces…
Posted on April 7, 2022
From Sunday, April 10, to Saturday, April 16, there will be a tax-free holiday on clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be subject to the state’s sales tax during this time. This tax holiday was included as part of the recently passed HB 5501 “An Act Suspending Certain Gas Taxes and Sales and Use Taxes on Certain Clothing and Allocating Funds for Free Public Bus Services,” which also suspended the 25 cent per gallon gas tax and bus fares through June 30th.
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Posted on February 4, 2022
I recently conducted an online survey prior to the start of the 2022 Legislative Session, which begins February 9. I wanted to hear directly from the people of the 76th General Assembly District as to what their thoughts were about the direction Connecticut is headed.
I still want to hear from more of you before I share the results of this survey; if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to complete it. The survey covers a variety of subjects and asks for input on topics my questions…
Posted on February 3, 2022
House Republicans held a news conference on Wednesday morning to outline their legislative proposals addressing Connecticut’s crime crisis. Lawmakers were also joined by victims and advocates to explain how the crisis has impacted them. You can view the entire news conference by clicking the image below.
Protecting the Public
The proposals presented at yesterday’s news conference are segmented into three specific categories – Safe Streets, Victim’s Rights, and Supporting Law Enforcement.
Posted on January 31, 2022
Access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6J9MTL2