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Rep. Sredzinski: Upcoming State Energy Hearings

Posted on September 4, 2020 by jdooley


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On Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 AM, the Energy and Technology committee will be holding a listening session to get public testimony on a bill to address emergency responses and revise the regulation of our public utilities. 

Check out the bill here.   

If you wish to testify via Zoom, you must register in advance here: 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cKHiLFBeSru6a1ksewZX0A

*Registration will close on Monday @ 12PM* No internet
access? No problem! You can also provide testimony via phone. To register

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Sredzinski: Scheduled I-84 Ramp Closures in Newtown

Posted on August 28, 2020 by jdooley


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Scheduled I-84 Ramp Closures in Newtown

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing a four-night scheduled ramp closure on I-84 WB in Newtown at Exit 9, August 30, through September 3rd, 2020.

The Exit 9 Ramp will be closed each night, beginning at 8:00 PM, and will reopen at 5:00 AM the following morning. The closure and detour are necessary to facilitate construction/safety improvement activities.

All work is weather permitting.

DETOUR INFO I-84 Westbound Exit 9 Detour:

• Westbound

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Sredzinski Demands CT Axe the Tax on Personal Protection Equipment

Posted on August 21, 2020 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) is calling for the elimination of the 6.35% state sales tax on face masks and other personal protection products, like face shields and latex/rubber gloves, particularly with Governor’s Lamont’s signing of a new executive order calling on all residents to wear face masks in all public places to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

“Connecticut has one of the lowest COVID transmission rates in the country and residents should not be punished for purchasing

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Sredzinski: State AB Process in Chaos for August Primary

Posted on August 4, 2020 by jdooley


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MONROE- State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) expressed disappointment with the Connecticut’s Secretary of State’s Office (SOTS) after its been revealed that 85 people in Monroe and 202 in Newtown and 20,000 ballots state-wide registered Republicans and Democrats who requested an Absentee Ballot for the August 11 Primary may not get one.

According to reports, the Secretary of State unilaterally chose to use an out-of-state mail service to get ballots to voters, restricting the number of ballots local

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Rep. Sredzinski: COVID-19 Update, DMV, Travel Advisory, Electric Rates – July 28

Posted on July 28, 2020 by jdooley


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Dear Friends,

I hope you are healthy and safe. I am writing with an update on the state’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Connecticut DMV announces additional deadline extensions

Monday, the Connecticut Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that it has added to its list of extended deadlines for residents with expiring credentials. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between August 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 are automatically covered by this extension.

Deadlines have been extended for the following

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COVID-19 Update – July 13

Posted on July 13, 2020 by hbrooks


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Connecticut State Dept. of Education Holds Roundtable Regarding School Reopening

Last week, the Connecticut State Dept. of Education (CSDE) hosted a roundtable discussion regarding K-12 school reopenings in the fall. The department’s leadership team answered a host of questions from parents and educators about safety protocols, contingency plans for moving to remote learning in case of a COVID-19 surge, and more.

Please click here to view the roundtable.

Travel Advisory Status

Earlier this month,

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Road Construction on I-84 in Newtown

Posted on July 7, 2020 by hbrooks


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled Exit 10 ramp closure on I-84 eastbound in Newtown, nightly, from July 14 through July 20, 2020, beginning each night at 10:00 PM until 5:00 AM.  The closure is necessary to facilitate construction/safety improvement activities.

DETOUR INFO

  • Eastbound Exit 10 off-ramp: Take exit 11 follow Route 6 detour.
  • Eastbound Exit 10 on-ramp: Follow Route 6 to Route 34 detour to exit 11.

Delay of Phase 3 Reopening

Posted on July 7, 2020 by hbrooks


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Yesterday, Governor Lamont announced that his administration would be delaying the state’s Phase 3 reopening – which would have included bars and increase outdoor event capacity to 250 people – indefinitely.

This change comes as several states have seen surges in COVID-19 cases.

To watch the governor’s full press conference yesterday and learn more about this announcement, please click here.

COVID-19 Update – July 1

Posted on July 1, 2020 by hbrooks


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Plastic Bag Tax Returns July 1

The state’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) announced that collection of the plastic bag tax resumes today, and that retailers should begin collecting the 10-cent per bag tax again. The governor in late-March suspended the tax during the pandemic response.

Please click here to view the DRS announcement.

July 15 Tax Deadlines

In mid-April, DRS extended filing and payment deadlines for some state tax returns in order to align with federal changes made in response

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CTDOL Extended Unemployment Insurance Letters Going Out Today

Posted on June 29, 2020 by hbrooks


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Last Friday, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) released information regarding letters going out today to some Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) filers who are close to exhausting their federal benefits. Recipients of these letters will be eligible to extend their unemployment insurance (UI) under Connecticut’s extended benefits (EB) program.

Upon notification that their PEUC benefits are ending, filers may apply for extended benefits by using the green button on the CTDOL

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