Piscopo Visits Harwinton Consolidated School

Posted on March 18, 2024


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HARWINTONRead Across America took place at Harwinton Consolidated School. State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) visited students and read Deborah Marcero’s ‘Out of a Jar.’ The story does a masterful job of breaking down the importance of sharing emotions and not hiding your feelings from family and friends. “I had an enriching experience reading this story to the students in Harwinton. They were engaged and asked me great questions after we finished the book. I look forward to visiting them

Piscopo Testifies in Support of Campground Legislation

Posted on March 4, 2024


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Hartford – State Rep. John Piscopo (R-Thomaston) testified before the Judiciary Committee on Monday afternoon in support of legislation speaking to the operations of private campgrounds. The legislation seeks to provide a clear understanding to those utilizing private campgrounds of the inherent risks involved with recreating in an outdoor environment.

“We really just want to clarify the responsibility of certain parties in the event someone gets hurt on a private campground,” said Piscopo. “We want

Piscopo Participates in League of Women Voters’ Legislative Panel & Breakfast

Posted on February 26, 2024


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GOSHEN – State lawmakers, including State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76), took the opportunity on Saturday morning to meet with members of the public and engage in a policy discussion at Camp Cochipianee. The event was hosted and facilitated by the League of Women Voters of Litchfield.

“I appreciated the discussion between my fellow participants of the panel, which included lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, and those who were able to attend the breakfast. We covered an

CT House and Senate Republicans Offer Ideas to Provide Ratepayers Relief on Electric Bills

Posted on February 26, 2024


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Hartford – Republicans unveiled several ways in which the state can begin to address the rate hike adjustment proposals that have recently been requested by Connecticut’s energy utilities. These rate hikes come at time when residents and businesses are facing record-setting levels of inflation.

You can watch the news conference by clicking here.

The proposals aim to:

  • limit all future Power Purchase Agreements so that no contract can be for more than 100% over the wholesale electric market price

Northfield Fire House Pancake Breakfast

Posted on February 22, 2024


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Litchfield – State Rep. John Piscopo joined his colleague, State Rep. Karen Reddington-Hughes, in participating in the Northfield Fire House pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 17, in support of Patti Kelley. The state lawmakers were also joined by Litchfield Selectman John Bongiorno. “As always, Litchfield came out to support a great cause. We had a great breakfast and it’s always appreciated what our volunteers do at the fire house. Their service to our community goes above and beyond what is

Security & Service

Posted on February 2, 2024


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On Thursday morning, House Republicans held a news conference to unveil proposals crafted to make Connecticut a more affordable place to live. These proposals can be found within a larger framework called, Security & Service.” Guiding principles within the set of proposals will help maintain the state’s fiscal stability while seeking to reduce expenses for Connecticut families, businesses, and individuals.

View our news conference by clicking below.

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2024 Survey

Posted on January 9, 2024


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Before we start our legislative business for the year, I’d like to hear from you. Understanding your opinion on many of the main subjects that will likely come up for consideration is critical to representing you in Hartford.

When you have a few minutes, please answer the survey below. Your individual answers will be confidential, but I will provide some aggregated data after our survey is complete. I have also provided a comment section if you’d like to add any detail to your responses.

New Year, New Laws

Posted on December 28, 2023


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As we welcome the New Year, many new state laws will become effective on Monday, January 1st. These include tax cuts, which were approved in the 2023 budget agreement, (1) to adjust the tax schedule impacting retirees living on fixed incomes, (2) create eligibility for an Earned Income Tax Credit, and (3) decrease certain income tax rates.

The changes enacted for 2024 will decrease the two lowest income tax rates:

  • The 3% rate on the first $10,000 earned by single filers and the first $20,000 by

Bring Me Back Home Registry through DESPP

Posted on December 21, 2023


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Connecticut’s Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection has launched the “Bring Me Back Home” program. This initiative encourages those to sign-up to a registry, which can be easily accessed by local law enforcement. The provided information and photo, accessible through the COLLECT criminal justice and safety system, helps first responders and families reunite with individuals living with cognitive challenges, such as Dementia or Autism.

To learn more about the program or to sign-up, click

Farm Transition Grant

Posted on December 8, 2023


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The Dept. of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for its Farm Transition Grant program, a competitive matching grant program for Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives to support the diversification of existing farm operations, transitioning to value-added agricultural production and sales, and other venues in which most products sold are grown in the state.

You can view the program guidelines here.

Applications are due to the department by Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

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