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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Scott Opposes Governor’s Expanded Emergency Powers

Posted on July 15, 2021


HARTFORD — During a special session in the Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday, State Representative Tony Scott (R-Monroe, Newtown) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in opposing further extension of the Governor’s emergency powers past the end of the summer.

Connecticut now remains the only Northeastern state, other than Rhode Island, that has granted additional emergency authorization to its Governor to issue binding executive orders, and the Lamont administration has given legislators

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Major Bills of the 2021 Legislative Session

Posted on June 30, 2021


Business and Jobs

HB 6633An Act Restructuring Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Improving Fund Solvency

  • Description: As Connecticut’s business community emerges from COVID, House Republicans were able to attract wide bipartisan support for long-sought reforms to the state’s Unemployment Trust Fund. The fund, paid for by businesses’ unemployment taxes, was depleted during the pandemic as jobless claims soared. This bill, praised by industry and labor leaders alike, reformed the taxable wage base

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Rep. Scott Joins Bipartisan Opposition to Criminal Erasure Bill

Posted on May 28, 2021


HARTFORD, Conn. — State Representative Tony Scott (R-112th) voted against a bill Thursday night that would automatically conceal a broad range of criminal and misdemeanor offenses from Connecticut employers and landlords during a criminal background check.

Senate Bill 1019, which was referred to the House following a party-line vote in the Senate, would erase all Class E and certain Class D felonies from an individual’s criminal record after a defined period, including certain hate crimes, criminally

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