CBIA Credits Piscopo With 100% Voting Record for 2023

Posted on November 1, 2023


HARTFORD – The Connecticut Business & Industry Association has released its 2023 legislative records. CBIA has ranked each individual legislator’s support, or opposition, to legislation that seeks to support Connecticut businesses, increase economic opportunities, and create greater affordability.

According to CBIA, State Rep. John Piscopo received a 100% voting record for the 2023 session. To review the state house voting records, you can click here.

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Veterans’ and Military Affairs Informational Public Hearing, November 9th

Posted on October 18, 2023


There will be Informational Public Hearing hosted by the Veterans’ and Military Affairs Committee. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, at the Legislative Office Building, Room 2C, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. I encourage you to participate in the hearing if you have a comment or concern with state policies impacting Connecticut veterans.

All Connecticut veterans, military personnel, advocates, and their loved ones are invited to share issues or concerns related to veterans and military

Harwinton lawmakers congratulate local farm on recovery aid grant from summer flooding

Posted on October 16, 2023


HARWINTON – State lawmakers congratulated Koewing Manor Farm on receiving Farmland Restoration Flood Response Grant Program funding from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture to help recover from excessive rainfall in July.

The awards provide matching funds to farmers, nonprofits, and municipalities who were impacted by the flooding and will support bringing these lands back into agricultural production.

“Necessary repairs and replacements will be made by Koewing Manor Farm with the allocation

Electric Vehicle Mandate Survey

Posted on October 11, 2023


Discount Medical Prescription Card

Posted on October 4, 2023


All Connecticut residents are now eligible for ArrayRx, a prescription drug discount card program that provides up to 80% off certain prescriptions.

The program is part of Public Act 23-171, An Act Protecting Patients and Prohibiting Unnecessary Health Care Costs, which was passed with strong support from both sides of the aisle.

For more information on how to sign up for ArrayRx, including a drug price lookup tool, visit arrayrxcard.com.


New Laws Effective October 1

Posted on September 29, 2023


Several new laws will be taking effect on October 1st. I have highlighted a couple of these new laws but encourage you to review the entire list by clicking the button below.

  • Municipal Veterans Services – This bill reorganizes the laws requiring municipalities to establish veterans’ representative programs and makes various changes to them, including allowing municipalities to jointly carry out their program related duties.
  • Wrong-way Driving Prevention – DOT will implement measures to stop the uptick

Eversource Providing Need-Based Discounts of 10% or 50%

Posted on September 22, 2023


On December 1, 2023, Eversource will introduce a new discount rate for electric customers with a financial hardship status. Based on their household income or receipt of a public assistance benefit, they may be eligible for a 10% or 50% discount off their electric bill per month.  For example, if they have a $100 monthly bill, it would be $10 less if they receive a 10% discount or $50 less if they receive the 50% discount.

Click here to learn more about the discount program. 

Veterans Stand Down Event, Friday, Sept. 22

Posted on September 15, 2023


The CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs will be hosting STAND DOWN 2023 on Friday, September 22, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to provide access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits at these regional sites across the State.

The regional sites include:

  • Bridgeport: University of Bridgeport, Wheeler Recreational Center, 400 University Ave.
  • Bristol: Gregory CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave.
  • Danbury: Danbury War Memorial

House, Senate Republicans Call for Informational Hearing on Shocking Incidents and Behavior at Shelter for At-Risk Juveniles

Posted on September 15, 2023

Facebooktwittermail HARTFORD—In response to an explosive media report detailing chaos, criminal activity, and dangerous incidents at a Harwinton shelter for at-risk girls, House and Senate Republicans have called for the Department of Children and Families to explain to the legislature its procedures for placing high-risk juveniles in group homes as well as the processes and policies associated with choosing and overseeing organizations that operate them.

A Sept. 10 report published by CT Inside Investigator spotlighted

Sales Tax Free Week August 20-26

Posted on August 15, 2023

FacebooktwittermailBeginning Sunday, August 20, and concluding on Saturday, August 26, clothing items and footwear sold in Connecticut (under $100 per item) will be exempt from the state’s sales tax. This tax holiday was established by the Connecticut General Assembly and will be celebrated for the 23rd time this year.

This is a good time to revamp your wardrobe or take your students back to school shopping. The exemption also applies to sales completed on-line.

For additional information on Connecticut Tax Free week,