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State Rep. David Rutgliano: New October 1st Laws

Posted on October 1, 2021


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There are numerous new state laws and regulations that will take effect in Connecticut starting today, October 1. Below is a selection of some of those laws followed by a link to a full list:

Pedestrian Safety

PA 21-28 clarifies the rules for pedestrians in crosswalks

Starting October 1st, drivers must slow down or stop if a pedestrian is in the crosswalk or indicated that they are going to cross.

Seat Belt Law

PA 21-175 increases seat belt law to include all passengers.

Starting October 1st, all

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State Rep. Rutigliano: Juvenile Crime + Emergency Order Powers

Posted on September 24, 2021


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When the Connecticut House of Representatives next meets on Monday, September 27th it will be in a special session to vote on a seventh extension of the Governor’s emergency powers, this time at least until February.

The Governor insists that Connecticut’s public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations must be extended, but our neighbors to the north in Massachusetts have still managed COVID effectively in their schools and workplaces, even though their governor, Gov. Charlie Baker ended

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Rutigliano to Have October Coffee Hours in Trumbull

Posted on September 24, 2021


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TRUMBULL- State Rep. David Rutigliano will be having his monthly coffee hours on October 6th – 8:00am, Coffee and Conversation at Best Edibles Deli in Trumbull.

Business meeting at cafe

Rutigliano plans to hold the coffee hour 8:00am every first Wednesday of the month.

Best Edibles Deli in Trumbull is located at 4235 Madison Avenue.

Rep. Rutigliano restarted the legislative conversations back up this September for constituents

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State Rep. Rutigliano: International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 30, 2021


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Each year on August 31st the world recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day aimed to raise awareness of drug and alcohol overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

International Overdose Awareness Day represents an opportunity to mobilize and educate people and become more proactive in addiction prevention in homes, relationships and the communities we live in.

The effects of Covid has led to a rise in overdose deaths the last year and a half to the with 1,378 confirmed drug overdose

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Rutigliano with Trumbull Lawmakers, House Republicans Unveil Juvenile Justice Reforms

Posted on August 20, 2021


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HARTFORD — State Reps Dave Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) joined their colleagues last week in backing a list of specific policies they’ve identified to reform the state’s juvenile justice laws and seek accountability for the victims of Connecticut’s summer juvenile crime wave.

During a news conference on the North Steps of the Capitol in Hartford, House Republicans listed over a dozen specific statutory and policy changes they would make, centered around three core

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State Rep. David Rutigliano: New App for Recycling Questions

Posted on July 29, 2021


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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

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State Rep. Dave Rutigliano: Major Public Acts 2021

Posted on July 9, 2021


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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

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Rep. Rutigliano: Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 25 in Trumbull

Posted on June 14, 2021


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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,

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Rep. Rutigliano Opposes Highway Use Tax on Trucks

Posted on June 9, 2021


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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

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Reps. Rutigliano & Devlin Vote to Help Kennedy Center

Posted on June 9, 2021


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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

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