Rep. Rutigliano, Legislators Have Coffee with Trumbull Residents

Posted on June 27, 2019 by jdooley


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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.” (more…)

Veterans, Legislators Honor Flag Day in Trumbull

Posted on June 20, 2019 by jdooley


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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


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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


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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


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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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Rep. Rutigliano Hails Labeling Fentanyl at Deadly Narcotic

Posted on May 15, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) co-sponsored  a proposal which would amend the definition of narcotic substance to include fentanyl, which currently is only listed as a synthetic drug, meaning it carries a lesser sentence.  The measure passed the House of Representatives on Monday.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, which is more addictive and deadly than opioids or heroin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl depresses central nervous system and respiratory functions and is estimated to be 80 times more potent than morphine and hundreds of times more potent than heroin.

The legislation, HB-5524, An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl would increase penalties for the dealing and manufacturing of fentanyl and its derivatives adding them to the same category as heroin.

“We need to punish the street dealers harshly for selling this deadly drug. Fentanyl seems to be finding its way into so many other substances, sometimes instantly killing its users. Changing the definition will permit state prosecutors and judges to level heftier sentences,” said Rep. Rutigliano.

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Trumbull State House Delegation Collecting Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on May 7, 2019 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL — In anticipation of Flag Day, State Reps. David Rutigliano, Laura Devlin and Ben McGorty in cooperation with the Trumbull American Legion Post #141 are encouraging Trumbull residents to dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with American Legion Post #141.

The Trumbull state legislative

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Rep. Rutigliano Talks State Issues & Government with Daniels Farm Students

Posted on April 12, 2019 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL- Each year State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-Trumbull) visits the 4th graders at Daniels Farm School and has a discussion with the class about state and local government issues, this year was no different.

“It is always fun and engaging conversation with the students. The kids asked many smart questions and seemed really interested on state government. I look forward every year to their visit to the State Capitol in the spring,” said Rep. Rutigliano.

Rep. Rutigliano and the students talked

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Rutigliano and McGorty to Hold Healthcare Forum

Posted on April 8, 2019 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL- State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123) and Ben McGorty (R-122) are inviting Trumbull constituents to a Forum with the Office of the Healthcare Advocate on ways for residents to potentially save on their healthcare plans. 

WHAT: Trumbull Forum with the Office of the Healthcare Advocate

WHEN: Monday, April 29 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

WHERE: Trumbull Town Hall – Council Chamber at 5866 Main Street in Trumbull 

According to both Reps. Rutigliano and McGorty, the goal of the forum is to highlight

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Trumbull Delegation Opposes Excessive Arbitration Award for Assistant Attorneys General

Posted on April 2, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD — Trumbull state legislators, State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) all voted against a new two-year contract Wednesday for newly unionized lawyers working for State Attorney General William Tong that includes raises costing the state an additional $3.3 million starting in the second year.

Rep. Rutigliano said, “I am disappointed that the Democrats in Hartford decided to rubber-stamp these exorbitant and lavish union agreements without consideration of the impacts on taxpayers or the programs. We simply do not have the money in our state budget to pay for these contracts, no wonder they need to raise taxes.”

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