Rep. Scott hosts question-and-answer session with Jockey Hollow Middle School students

Posted on November 19, 2021


As the Capitol partially re-opens to visitors, Rep. Tony Scott, R-112th, took the opportunity to guide students from his hometown of Jockey Hollow Middle School during a tour of the building and the Legislative Office Building the week of Nov. 12.

Rep. Scott met with 8th-grade students to discuss the legislative process and give them a close-up view of the legislative process. He’s always listening and available to his constituents who let him know about the issues that are important to them and

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Rep. Tony Scott and House Republicans Call for Governor to Stop Implementation of Controversial Truck Tax

Posted on November 17, 2021


HARTFORD—Rep. Tony Scott, R-112th, and House Republicans on Wednesday called for Gov. Lamont to stop the implementation of the truck tax, contending the controversial revenue policy will only increase costs for businesses in the state.

“This is yet another tax imposed on businesses that are running thinner and thinner margins caused by increases in gas prices and inflation,” Rep. Scott said. “They have had to contend with staffing shortages and delays at the ports. With almost $6 billion in federal

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CT Tax Amnesty Program

Posted on November 3, 2021


Individuals and businesses in the state of Connecticut are now eligible to claim amnesty for back taxes they owe for any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020.

This program is available from November 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution of those who have not filed, under-reported, or have existing liabilities related to taxes owed.

The following situations are covered under CT’s Tax

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Scott Awarded 100% Pro-Business Voting Score

Posted on September 20, 2021


HARTFORD, Conn. — State Representative Tony Scott (R-Monroe) was recently recognized for his exceptional voting record in support of both Connecticut businesses and workers.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), which represents thousands of large and small employers in the Constitution State, recently gave Scott a 100% score on its annual State House Voting Record Scorecard.

Lawmakers were judged based on their support for policies that create jobs and bring businesses to Connecticut,

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State Representative Tony Scott Hosts “Legislative Apps” Event in Monroe

Posted on September 20, 2021


MONROE, Conn. — State Representative Tony Scott (R-112th) was joined by Monroe First Selectman Ken Kellogg recently in hosting a legislative update event for Monroe and Newtown residents at Monroe Social.

Over 30 people came out to the event, which featured free food and conversation around the major events of the 2021 state legislative session, including the legalization of marijuana in Connecticut, the enactment of new statewide zoning laws and the imposition of a mileage fee on heavy trucks.

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Veterans Stand Down 2021

Posted on August 24, 2021


From the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA):

ABOUT STAND DOWN 2021

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we are holding Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies,

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Tropical Storm Henri-Related Losses and Filing an Insurance Claim

Posted on August 23, 2021


If you have suffered damage due to Hurricane Henri these are the steps to take immediately:

  • Take photos of the damage and remove personal property if your home cannot be secured. Do not dispose of property until an insurance adjuster has reviewed it for your claim.
  • If you can still live in the home, talk with your agent about critical repairs that need to be made. Whether you make the repairs or hire someone, save the receipts for your claim.
  • If you need to find other lodging, keep records of

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CT’s Sales Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Posted on August 13, 2021


For one week starting Sunday, August 15th, until Saturday, August 21st, Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax will be temporarily suspended for certain back-to-school items, including clothing and footwear. If a qualifying item costs less than $100, that item is exempt from the sales tax. For examples of qualifying and non-qualifying items, please see this guide from the Department of Revenue Services:

 

Examples of Clothing or Footwear That Are Exempt When Sold for Less Than $100:

Antique

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Rep. Scott Backs Juvenile Justice Reforms

Posted on August 10, 2021


HARTFORD — State Rep. Tony Scott (R-112) joined his colleagues Tuesday in backing a list of legislative proposals 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 principles: prevention, accountability, and rehabilitation.

These

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Opinion: Let’s Bring State Government Into the 21st Century

Posted on August 9, 2021


As state representatives, one of our most important duties is answering phone calls from our constituents.

It may not sound like as big a deal as writing a new law, but it is — one of the most frequent tasks performed by state legislators and our staff is in acting as a liaison with the Department of Labor and other state agencies as residents try to navigate the complex and frustrating world of state government bureaucracy.

During the pandemic, when sector-wide closures put around 292,000 residents

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