Rep. Piscopo, House Republicans Unveil Juvenile Justice Reforms

Posted on August 13, 2021


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State Rep. John Piscopo (R-76) joined his colleagues on Tuesday, August 10th, in backing a list of legislative proposals to reform the state’s juvenile justice laws and seek accountability for the victims of Connecticut’s recent crime wave.

During a news conference on the North Steps of the Capitol in Hartford, House Republicans listed over a dozen specific statutory and policy changes they sought to make that focused on the following main concepts: prevention, accountability, and rehabilitation.

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Sales Tax-Free Week Begins August 15th

Posted on August 13, 2021


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With school less than two weeks away for some students, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 15 through Saturday, August 21.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes.

Please consult with your local retailer,

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Capitol Update: Special Session Possible for TCI Gas Tax

Posted on August 10, 2021


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Governor Lamont and several state lawmakers are seeking to build support for the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) ahead of a possible vote as early as September.

Asked if he thought the $90 million climate plan faces a shot at passage when lawmakers reconvene to distribute federal recovery aid during a planned special session that month, the governor said, “I’d like to think they can count the votes and get it done.”

The plan, which is estimated to cost the average Connecticut family

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