Grocery Tax is Back; Hurting CT Families

Posted on September 12, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) along with Senate and House Republican colleagues announced newly released details on a grocery store tax included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019 which could potentially encompass all cooked food.

The Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before, according to the state Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this

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Rep. Rutigliano Achieves 100% Attendance In House

Posted on August 19, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD- To make sure the interests of Trumbull families were represented to their fullest, State Representative David Rutigliano  earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular and Special Sessions. The House Clerk’s Office released the data on members’ votes this week.

Rutigliano was present and voted for all 392 votes taken on the state House floor during the 2019 session, according to voting record

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State Rep. Rutigliano Reminds Trumbull Families: Tax Free Week Starts on Sunday

Posted on August 16, 2019 by jdooley


A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.

Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.

2019 Sales

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Trumbull Delegation Ask Governor to Stop Devastating Nursing Home Cuts

Posted on August 9, 2019 by jdooley

TRUMBULL- State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are requesting that Governor Ned Lamont rescind his recent budget cuts to the Connecticut nursing homes, these cuts are effecting many Trumbull facilities, notably St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull. 
All three of the Trumbull State House Delegation opposed the state budget with these nursing home cuts in June. The language in the budget limits reductions to 2% but if nursing home facilities (1) do not meet

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Rep. Rutigliano: Nighttime Bridge Maintenance on Merritt Parkway in Trumbull

Posted on July 24, 2019 by jdooley


Nighttime Bridge Maintenance on Merritt Parkway in Trumbull    

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge maintenance project will be performed on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) northbound and southbound in Trumbull, Wednesday, July 31, through Friday, August 29, 2019. Work hours will be 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The work is included in the Department of Transportation’s 2019 bridge maintenance program to support state forces with bridge repairs.


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Rep. Rutigliano, Legislators Have Coffee with Trumbull Residents

Posted on June 27, 2019 by jdooley


TRUMBULL- Trumbull State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) hosted a “Coffee Hour with Your Legislators” event at Chip’s Family Restaurant in Trumbull on June 24th.

During the evening meet and greet with diners the three Trumbull state representatives listened to Trumbull residents who shared their concerns on a variety of issues. The issues discussed included the additional tax burdens on Trumbull residents anticipated by the new state budget passed by the majority party and agreed to by Governor Lamont.

Rep. Rutigliano said, “People expressed concern over what they view as a piling on of more and more taxes and fees. Although we were able to beat back plans to shift a portion of the teachers’ pension on local taxpayers and fight plans to force school districts to regionalize, many residents will feel the fiscal pinch as state government reaches back into their wallet for more of their family income.”

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Veterans, Legislators Honor Flag Day in Trumbull

Posted on June 20, 2019 by jdooley


TRUMBULL- State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123) and Laura Devlin (R-134) joined forces with the Trumbull Memorial American Legion Post 141 in collecting worn, faded and tattered American flags during their Annual Flag-Collection Drive and participated in the VFW Flag Day ceremony retiring the old flags on June 14th.

The legislators had collection boxes stationed around Trumbull for town residents to turn in their American flags for retirement.

“It was an honor to have had the opportunity to stand

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Trumbull State Reps to Have Coffee Hour with Residents

Posted on June 11, 2019 by jdooley


TRUMBULL- Trumbull State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) will be co-hosting a “Post-Session Coffee Hour” on June 24 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Chip’s Family Restaurant in Trumbull.

All three state representatives serve a portion of Trumbull and want to hear from their constituents. Trumbull residents are encouraged to join their legislators and talk about any issues, questions or concerns related to the Town of Trumbull or state government.

What: Chip’s

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Trumbull House Delegation Reject Massive Democrat Tax Hikes on Middle Class, Transportation Fund Raid, Income Tax Hike on Thousands of Business Owners

Posted on June 4, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD – State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) and their House Republicans Monday rejected the Democrat budget that raises hundreds of millions in sales taxes, raids the transportation fund to pay for ongoing services and hikes income taxes on thousands of small business owners.

Parking garages, the Internet, dry cleaners, restaurants, plastic bags and scores of other goods and services will all cost Connecticut consumers more beginning July 1 due to sales tax hikes. Thousands of business owners operating as LLCs will pay an estimated $50 million more in income taxes under the Pass Through Entity tax because of the scheme hatched by the majority in order to close an estimated $3 billion deficit over the next two years that is of their making.

The budget passed without a single Republican vote. Overall, taxes were raised by $1.75 Billion over the next two years.

Instead, Republicans offered a series of amendments to reduce government spending, shrink the bloated bureaucracy, privatize certain state agencies, preserve funding for the Special Transportation Fund and keep intact pension exemptions for seniors, as well as send more money for towns and cities. Municipalities would get an additional 5 percent in funding in the second year of the budget.

“Every consumer, every taxpayer gets hit up in this budget,’’ said State Rep. Rutigliano. “The budget is just another hit to the working families of our state which for this legislature unfortunately is par for the course. No new economic direction just the same-old same old.”

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Rutigliano Honors Trumbull EMT Volunteer

Posted on May 20, 2019 by jdooley


HARTFORD- In a state Department of Public Health ceremony for Connecticut Emergency Medical Services (EMS), State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) recognized Trumbull Volunteer EMT Jen DiJoseph who was named the recipient of the Connecticut George A. Ganung Award.

Jen DiJoseph received the award for her volunteer dedication to the service of others.

Rep. Rutigliano said, “EMT/EMS volunteers, like Jen go above and beyond to assist our Trumbull residents in many life or death situations. Connecticut and Trumbull EMS/EMT services always have an advocate here in Hartford and I will continue to speak up on matters that affect our community.”

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