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Rep. Pizzuto Joins AG Tong for Elder Justice Forum in Middlebury

Posted on February 29, 2024


Middlebury, Conn.— An Elder Justice Forum was hosted at Woodside Heights in Middlebury on Monday by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and State Representative William Pizzuto (R-71). Approximately 35 residents attended presentation about the new Elder Justice Hotline and other issues. The hotline, 1-860-808-5555, was established to help aging adults in Connecticut seek information, assistance, and justice.

Tong and Pizzuto were joined by State Senator Joan Hartley, First Selectman Ed St.

Pizzuto, State Officials Tout Prescription Drug Discount Card Program in Waterbury

Posted on January 23, 2024


Waterbury, Conn.–State officials gathered in Waterbury recently to encourage residents to sign up for a new prescription drug discount card program.

Members of the legislative delegation were joined by State Comptroller Sean Scanlon at Stoll’s Pharmacy to talk about the free app. The program was established by a new law (Public Act 23-171) supported by Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-71).

“I know there are people choosing between food and medicine so the

New Laws Effective Jan. 1, 2024

Posted on December 29, 2023


Several new laws will take effect January 1st that could have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted some of them below. An expanded list of those that will take effect on January 1, along with summaries, can be accessed here.

TAX CUTS

The state budget, adopted in June, cuts the bottom two marginal income tax rates for all filers from 3% to 2% and from 5% to 4.5%. Income taxes on the first $50,000 in taxable income will be lowered for single filers and married people

Rep. Pizzuto Honors Vietnam Veterans at Middlebury Ceremony

Posted on November 6, 2023


Middlebury, Conn.– State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-Middlebury) joined state and local officials to honor Vietnam era veterans at a ceremony held in Middlebury recently. About 30 veterans were presented with medals from the state Department of Veterans Affairs and citations from state and federal government representatives.

“It was an honor to participate in the ceremony in Middlebury recognizing our Vietnam veterans. My dad was in WWII and he instilled in us respect for our veterans, to remember

Rep. Pizzuto Earns Perfect 100% CBIA Score

Posted on October 31, 2023


Connecticut’s largest business organization recognized State Representative Bill Pizzuto with a perfect voting score on key bills impacting Connecticut’s economic growth and business climate during the 2023 legislative session.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) ranked all state lawmakers based on their support for the business community’s positions on 10 important policies. The bills all affect job creation, small business growth and economic stability in Connecticut.

The scorecard

Rep. Pizzuto Applauds Progress on Brownfield Remediation, Redevelopment

Posted on October 23, 2023


Waterbury, Conn.—State Representative Bill Pizzuto (R-71) attended a press conference Thursday morning with Mayor Neil O’Leary to mark the start of the demolition of 170 Freight Street in Waterbury, the former Anaconda-American Brass Company site.

The state has invested heavily in this project and 170 Freight Street is the final remaining building in the Freight Street Corridor, one of the largest former industrial facilities in the region. The land has been designated for transit-oriented redevelopment

Survey: Prohibiting the sale of New Gas-Powered Vehicles

Posted on October 11, 2023


New Laws Effective Oct. 1, 2023

Posted on October 2, 2023


Several new laws will take effect October 1st. An expanded list of those that will take effect on October 1, along with summaries, can be accessed here.

A summary of some new laws include:

AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF SENIOR CITIZENS

Public Act 23-161 expands on Connecticut’s records and financial reports law to address financial exploitation against eligible adults. Qualified designated persons may disclose to the Social Services and Banking commissioners when there’s reasonable

New Low-Income Discount Rate for Electric Customers Apply by Nov. 1

Posted on September 28, 2023


Beginning on December 1, 2023, a new electric bill discount will be available to you if you have a financial hardship status on your electric account. Based on your household income or receipt of a public assistance benefit, you may be eligible for a 10% or 50% discount on your electric bill per month. For example, if you have a $100 monthly bill, it would be $10 less if you receive a 10% discount or $50 less if you receive the 50% discount.

Your discount will depend on your annual household income

New CT Prescription Drug Discount Card Program Launches Oct. 2

Posted on September 28, 2023


All Connecticut Residents Can Sign Up for the Free Discount Card To Receive Savings on Medication

State Officials have announced prescription drug discount card program will launch in Connecticut on October 2, 2023, enabling all residents of the state to receive savings on certain prescription drugs.

The program was established by a new law I supported (Public Act 23-171), which is to be administered by the Office of the State Comptroller.

To launch the program, the Comptroller has entered Connecticut

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