Rep. Rebimbas Says Democrats’ New Taxes Will Make Grocery Shopping More Expensive for Families, Seniors

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORDState Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck), a House Republican Whip, joined fellow Republicans for a press conference to inform the public about a 7.35% “Meal Tax” included in the Democrats’ latest budget that will affect a number of groceries never taxed before, according to the Department of Revenue Services.

“So many of us rely on prepared meals to feed our families during the week as we juggle work, commuting, children, and so much more,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Now, Democrats

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Rep. Rebimbas, General Assembly Approve Land Conveyance to Naugatuck

Posted on July 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORDState Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, worked with members on both sides of the aisle to secure passage of S.B. 1207, An Act Concerning the Conveyance of Certain Parcels of State Land in the Borough of Naugatuck, which passed the House and Senate during a Special Session on July 22nd, 2019.

“I am pleased to see this conveyance win approval from the House and Senate, and I thank the chairs and ranking members of the Government Administration

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New Laws Effective July 1, 2019

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin


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As of yesterday, July 1st, a number of new laws have gone into effect. Unfortunately, most of the legislation, including the budget, will add financial pressure on Connecticut residents and businesses.

The new two-year state budget will raise taxes by $1.75 billion and spending by 5.3 percent over the biennium. You will now pay more for prepared meals (restaurants and grocery stores), soda, safety apparel (bike helmets for your kids), ride-sharing services (Uber/Lyft), vehicle trade-ins, alcoholic

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Rep. Rebimbas, Senators Hartley, Logan Host Town Hall Meeting in Naugatuck

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin


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NAUGATUCK – State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70), and State Senators Joan Hartley (D-15) and George Logan (R-17) hosted a Town Hall Meeting at Naugatuck Town Hall on Thursday, June 27th. The members held the event to facilitate discussion among local residents following the end of the 2019 legislative session. This year, major issues included the two-year state budget, minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, criminal justice, transportation (tolls), and the opioid epidemic, to name a

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Rep. Rebimbas to Co-host Naugatuck Town Hall Meeting

Posted on June 17, 2019 by admin


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I’d like to invite you to my upcoming Town Hall Meeting with State Senators Joan Hartley, George Logan and State Rep. Dave Labriola.

This meeting will focus on the recently adjourned 2019 legislative session. Major topics of discussion will include the budget, a $15/hour minimum wage, a new 0.5 percent payroll tax to fund a state-run paid family and medical leave program, the ongoing tolls debate, the opioid crisis, criminal justice, and more.

This is your opportunity to address any issues of concern

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Rep. Rebimbas Cohosts 2019 Day of Portugal Reception at the Capitol

Posted on June 8, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Comendadora Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck), and Comendador Fernando G. Rosa, Director of the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS), cohosted the annual Day of Portugal at the Capitol on Friday, June 7th, 2019.

“Day of Portugal is a wonderful celebration of our history, culture, and heritage,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “There is a proud, deep-rooted Portuguese-American community in Connecticut and this event brings people together from across

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Rep. Rebimbas Says Hand-Up, Not Handouts Needed in Criminal Justice Reform

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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Judiciary Committee Ranking Member State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) spoke on H.B. 6714, An Act Concerning the Cost of Telecommunications Services in Correctional Facilities on closing day of the 2019 legislative session, June 5, 2019.

“Several hours before the end of session with so much work still to be done the Democrats called bill HB 6714, which would essentially provide free phone calls to inmates,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “This

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Rep. Rebimbas Provides 2019 End-of-Session Update

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) discusses the 2020-2021 biennial budget, a possible special session for tolls, and anti-business legislation that passed during the 2019 Session, which adjourned at midnight on Wednesday, June 5.

Rep. Rebimbas  encourages all constituents to attend the upcoming End-of-Session Wrap-Up in Naugatuck as well as Day of Portugal at the State Capitol on June 7.

Op-ed By Rep. Rosa Rebimbas – The 2020-2021 State Budget: “More is Less”

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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So, here we are; the biennial state budget. As per tradition, majority Democrats finally gave us a copy of the 567 page document… just over 12 hours before debate officially began in the House. The budget passed in the House without a single Republican vote.

It’s not unusual for us to receive copies of important documents, such as the budget, moments before a vote. Last minute changes to legislation are common, hence the short notice, but this is not entirely by coincidence. The less time we have

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House Republicans Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, Passage of 19th Amendment

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORDHouse Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114), State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70), Co-chair of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus, and fellow House Republican members celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the United States.

The Republican Party played a leading role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. In 1878, Senator Aaron Sargent (R-California) introduced language in Congress that would eventually become the

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