Posted on July 29, 2021
The nonprofit RecycleCT is launching a new app (downloadable from the App Store and Google Play) that will allow users to type in an item to find out if it can be placed in the recycling bin or not. Often, entire truckloads of recycling may be rejected because they are mixed with non-recyclables, making it extremely difficult to sort at the facilities. This useful tool will help residents and municipalities determine what will be accepted, hence cutting down on waste. It will also save money towns…
Posted on July 9, 2021
The Office of Legislative Research, the non-partisan office within the Connecticut General Assembly, puts together a number of reports regarding various topics that passed during the legislative session pertaining to the residents of Connecticut.
This office has recently released their 2021 Major Public Acts publication and I wanted to share this information with you. More specific reports are to follow, but this outlines many of the major bills that may affect you.
Just a few highlights from the…
Posted on June 14, 2021
Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 25 in Trumbull
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 25 northbound and southbound in Trumbull.
The project consists of milling and resurfacing 0.37 miles of Route 25 in northbound and southbound in Trumbull. This project is scheduled to occur Sunday, June 27, 2021, through Friday, July 9, 2021. The milling segment of this project is anticipated to be performed on Sunday,…
Posted on June 9, 2021
Trumbull House Members Oppose Highway Use Tax on Trucks
Will increase costs on working families
HARTFORD—State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) on Tuesday voted against a new highway use tax on trucks that food and trucking industry advocates say will increase the costs of goods and services here.
The plan from the majority Democrats in the legislature would impose a tax on trucks based upon their weight and distance traveled. It’s expected to raise $90 million annually. Democrats initially intended…
Posted on June 9, 2021
Proposal would permit shuttle service on Route 15
HARTFORD- State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123) and Laura Devlin (R-134) supported a provision in the annual omnibus Department of Transportation bill would permit The Kennedy Center‘s shuttle service to travel on Route 15 (the Merritt Parkway).
Rep. Rutigliano said, “This is a good piece of legislation meant to help the Kennedy Center and their clients. Simple allowances like this can provide a tremendous positive impact on the lives of those that…
Posted on June 4, 2021
HARTFORD- In an effort encourage people to redeem containers, instead of throwing them into the recycling bins at their homes, State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) supported legislation which expands the state bottle bill law to include bottled non-carbonated beverages like juice, tea, bottled water and sports drinks in 2023, will increase the deposit to 10 cents starting January, 2024, add a 5-cent surcharge to ‘nips’, and increases the amount provided to administer the program.
Posted on May 25, 2021
TRUMBULL– State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) hosted their Fifth Annual House of Representatives Women’s History Month Essay Contest at Madison Middle School on Saturday May 22nd.
Earlier this year, the legislators contacted interested schools so that students could write essays during March, which is designated as Women’s History Month, with the sixth grade students from Trumbull schools submitting essays on the topic: “Important Women in…
Posted on May 7, 2021
TRUMBULL- With Flag Day a little more than a month away, it is the perfect time to properly retire your worn, faded and tattered American flags as you prepare to put on fresh new displays of the Stars and Stripes. State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin(R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) 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 three lawmakers have made the flag…
Posted on May 5, 2021
HARTFORD- State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) supported legislation this week which allows for expanded access to telehealth services to continue in Connecticut for two more years.
When the pandemic began, the governor used his emergency powers last spring due to Covid to allow for expanded telehealth services, and at that time, Rep. Rutigliano and others hailed the decision.
Since then, Rutigliano, along with his legislative colleagues have extended telehealth services twice. This latest proposal…
Posted on April 29, 2021
Can you afford a new Gas Tax?
I, along with my Republican colleagues and advocates from the food and fuel industries held a press conference on Wednesday in response to growing concern of how a new gas tax will increase your living expenses. Instead of crafting policies that will help residents and businesses meet the challenges of the pandemic, the governor and legislative Democrats continue to present new ways to tax you.
The new gas tax will be implemented as a revenue mechanism to fund the Transportation…