Senate Dems’ Sales Tax Increase Proposal: Let Your Opinion Be Known

Posted on February 11, 2019 by admin


Dear Neighbors,

As you may have heard, the Senate Democrat leader is once again proposing a sales tax increase for Connecticut. His bill would increase the Connecticut sales tax rate to 6.85%, raising potentially millions upon millions of dollars in new taxes on Connecticut families.

I would like to hear your opinion on this proposed tax increase. This legislation will be heard by the committee on Wednesday, February 13th, at the State Capitol.

Expressing your opinion can be as simple as sending an email as public testimony on the proposal. Below are the instructions on how to send in brief testimony:

If you can, you may also attend the public hearing on Senate Bill 475 on Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 11 a.m. in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building to testify in person as well.

Please note: All public testimony is entered into the public record, and may be accessible via search engines like other public documents.

You can read more about the bill to increase the sales tax here: Senate Bill No. 475

If you have further questions about this proposal, or any other issue regarding our state government, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Bill Simanski – 62nd District

Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland & New Hartford