2022 Connecticut Sales Tax Free Week

Posted on August 12, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

From Sunday, August 21, through Saturday, August 27, 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 is the 22nd annual sales tax free week which typically occurs during the third week of August.

Examples of Exempt Items

Examples of Exclusions

Earlier this year we passed legislation – HB 5501 “An Act Suspending Certain Gas Taxes and Sales and Use Taxes on Certain

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2022 Acts Affecting

Posted on July 29, 2022


At the conclusion of each legislative session, the non-partisan Office of Legislative Research compiles reports on public acts organized by topics. These reports include various topics such as “Acts Affecting Seniors,” “Acts Affecting Education,” “Acts Affecting Business and Jobs,” and much more.

Follow the link below to access the full range of reports:

Rep. Piscopo Hosts Successful Flag Day Collection Drive

Posted on June 15, 2022


HARWINTON – State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) sponsored a worn, tattered, torn, or otherwise unserviceable American Flag collection between Memorial Day and June 10th in preparation for Flag Day, June 14th. Collection boxes co-sponsored by State Senators Witkos and Martin and were placed at the Town Halls in Harwinton and Burlington.

The collection concluded with a retirement ceremony in Harwinton on Saturday, June 11th. Harwinton American Legion Post 137 led the ceremony with assistance from

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2022 CT Open House Day

Posted on June 9, 2022


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

June 11th is Connecticut Open House Day, an all-day event across the state for Connecticut’s museums, attractions and historic sites. Now in its 18th year, over 200 attractions will be participating by offering special events as well as free or discounted admissions.

Visit www.ctvisit.com/ctopenhouseday for more information and a full listing of events.

Elton Tavern and Center Schoolhouse, Burlington

Both the Elton Tavern and the Center Schoolhouse will be open (free admission)

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Connecticut Families Need Relief

Posted on June 8, 2022


Connecticut is overtaxing its residents, following the 2022 legislative session budget adjustments, Connecticut is projected to close its fiscal year with a $956.4 million surplus. Factoring in the state’s revenue cap, this leaves $746.2 million in surplus funds available immediately to provide further tax relief. We can provide tax relief while still contributing a historic $2.85 billion in additional funds to pay down pension debt and preserving a record breaking $3.3 billion in the state budget

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Budget Recap

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

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Coffee Hour – May 10th 8-9:30am

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

National Drug Take Back Day April 30 2022

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:

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Local Collection Drop Boxes

As of 2021, there are 116 drop boxes across Connecticut located at local police stations, state

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Connecticut Republicans Call for Tax Relief

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

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Tax Free Week April 10-16

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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