Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin
SUFFIELD – State Representatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Bill Simanski (R-62), members of legislature’s Rural Caucus, recently toured Hastings Farm with co-owner Susan Hastings to learn more about the challenges small dairy farms are facing in Connecticut.
Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin
The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the main campus of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the veterans in our community to receive free employment and job training guidance. More than 30 government agencies and social services organizations will be offering education and recovery-based services, as well as information about an array of benefits available to veterans. Medical, dental, eye care, hearing and mental health screenings – as well as free clothing – will also be provided.
Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – Today Senate and House Republican lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.
According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before.
Posted on September 5, 2019 by admin
GRANBY – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) toured the Maple View Farm with Kate Bogli to learn more about their new Brewery that opened earlier this year.
“In recent years the legislature has worked on updating our regulations to accommodate craft and local breweries,” said Rep. Simanski. “We have seen impressive growth across the state with more of these new businesses opening up. It was very informative learning about their family farm and the process of opening up their brewery.”
Posted on August 19, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) earned a perfect voting record during the 2019 legislative session. According to information released by the House Clerk’s office there were 392 votes taken this year during the Regular and Special Sessions.
“During this past legislative session we had many important debates on major issues such as the budget, regulations and education policy. Constituents expect us to serve their interests and vote on the issues,” said Rep. Simanski. “It’s an honor to serve the residents of Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland and New Hartford and I am proud to have maintained a perfect voting and attendance record.”
Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin
With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24.
This year, legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.
This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of…
Posted on July 18, 2019 by admin
Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin
NEW HARTFORD – State Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) and State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) hosted a legislative update on the recently concluded 2019 regular legislative session at Town Hall on Tuesday, June 26th.
The legislative update began with a brief overview of the major topics from the legislative session. Residents from shared their questions, comments and concerns about state government with Sen. Witkos and Rep. Simanski. Most shared their concerns about state finances and concerns about the proposed installation of tolls and new sales taxes on services such as dry cleaning.
Posted on June 25, 2019 by admin
WINDSOR – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Christopher Davis (R-57) and Tami Zawistowski (R-61) toured the Thrall Family Malt House with Spencer and Sarah Thrall on Thursday, June 13th.
Malt is produced by germinating grains by soaking them in water and then drying them with hot air to stop further germination. The malted grain is used in a variety of products from beer and whiskey to baked goods and malt vinegar.
Rep. Simanski commented, “It was exciting to see the whole process from the harvested grain to the final product. I was impressed with the variety that they can produce to meet the different needs to craft breweries.”