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Rep. Pizzuto Provides Legislative Wrap Up of 2024 General Assembly Session

Posted on May 20, 2024


This short session is supposed to be the budget adjustment year, where the Appropriations Committee comes up with revisions to second year of the two-year state budget to account for changes in projected future deficits or revenues.

I was disappointed that the final product put forward by the majority party wasn’t a full revised budget, like House Republicans had proposed. The plan presented to us, shortly before it was called on the floor for a vote, instead reallocates the remainder of the federal

Rep. Pizzuto, House Republicans Offer Plan to Balance State Budget

Posted on April 25, 2024


Contains structural spending reforms, invests in local education, under the spending cap

HARTFORD—Today at the State Capitol, State Rep. Bill Pizzuto (R-71) and his House Republican colleagues released a plan to balance the second year of the state budget, keeping a promise to Connecticut residents by honoring the fiscal guardrails, focusing on affordability, pursuing structural spending reforms, and supplying funding in critical areas such as local education to help prevent more pressure on local

Information About Early Voting

Posted on March 22, 2024


Early voting was approved by Connecticut voters in 2022. During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized in-person early voting for elections held after April 1, 2024. Under this schedule, the first election utilizing early voting will be the Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024.

The early voting dates for this election have been modified to reflect the Good Friday holiday and Easter Sunday. Early Voting will be held Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28 and

Rep. Pizzuto Questions Portion of An Act Concerning Consumer Protection

Posted on March 13, 2024


Hartford, Conn. – The General Law Committee voted out a bill that would prohibit public entities from purchasing or operating certain small, unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones. Rep. Bill Pizzuto (R-71) supported an amendment to SB 3 that would have carved out exceptions for law enforcement, firefighters, and other public safety entities.

“I understand the concern with foreign-manufactured drones, but these are valuable tools for municipalities when first responders are searching for

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

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