Rep. Rebimbas Received The Children’s Law Center Award

Posted on October 17, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) was recognized by the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut at their annual meeting on October 16th and was presented with their Superhero Award. The recognition was for Rep. Rebimbas’ continued advocacy on behalf of Connecticut’s children and the organization. The Children’s Law Center is also celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

“One of the most rewarding parts of my job both in law and in public service is the opportunity to help children and families in need,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “There are thousands of minors throughout the state caught in the middle of domestic disputes, unable to defend and advocate for themselves. I am very grateful for this recognition, but I accept the award knowing that our work on behalf of Connecticut’s most vulnerable is ongoing. As long as I continue serving as state representative, I will fight for legislation in support of this great cause and will fight equally hard to stop legislation undermining these efforts.”

The Children’s Law Center of Connecticut provides legal resources and services to children and families in crisis. There is no cost to low-income families.  The organization represents cases of abuse, neglect, and family conflict such as divorces and custody battles. Their services include legal representation in court, mediation, a law line, legislative advocacy and training for professionals.

The center has chosen to recognize Rep. Rebimbas because of her support for pro-child legislation, and her defense of the organization and its mission.

Rep. Rebimbas Receives Capitol Caregiver Award

Posted on August 9, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) received the AARP 2017 Capitol Caregiver Award on August 7th, 2018 for her advocacy for caregivers across Connecticut. Rep. Rebimbas was also an honoree in 2015.

The award is given to legislators who have advocated on behalf of caregivers, understand the obstacles faced by professionals and family members, and those who have provided them with the support they need. Legislative efforts aim to increase usage of telehealth services, provide more training opportunities for family members, advocate for better family leave policies, and protect and expand access to in-home care, among other initiatives.

“Caring for a loved one who is ill can present major challenges for family members,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “It can be both a financial burden, as well as an emotional one, and I want to make sure the legislature is lending its full support to these selfless individuals.”

Rep. Rebimbas was selected because of her passion for helping those caring for elderly family members and for her cosponsoring of Senate Bill 976, An Act Concerning Conservator Accountability, which eventually became Public Act 17-7 after passing both chambers unanimously. This legislation provides court appointed caregivers with the power to manage a loved one’s healthcare and financial affairs, while subjecting such accounts to random audits to increase transparency and protect the patient.

“Tax-Free Week” 2018 – August 19 – 25

Posted on August 7, 2018 by admin


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“Tax-Free Week” is right around the corner! Each year Connecticut residents receive a much-needed break from the hefty sales tax we pay for consumer goods.

From Sunday, August 19, through Saturday, August 25, shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase select items under $100, TAX-FREE. With the start of school just around the corner, this is a great opportunity for some back-to-school shopping for the kids while saving money for families.

Tax-Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use, including items put on layaway.

Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities – football cleats, specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, helmets and headbands, etc.
  • Accessories – jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets and watches, etc.

The Connecticut sales tax rate is currently 6.35%, which can add up quickly when buying multiple items.

Please consult with your local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a full list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.

As always, Rep. Rebimbas can be reached at 1-800-842-1423 or Rosa.Rebimbas@housegop.ct.gov if you have any questions regarding state government.