Southington Legislative Update – Feb 5, 2024

Posted on February 6, 2024

I’d like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to come out to the Legislative Update in Southington that Rep. Mastrofrancesco, Senator Sampson, and I held to hear from you to discuss the issues most important to you, your family, and the community.

Last night’s conversation centered around the recent EV mandate and push to follow California’s emission standards which would ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The overall concern among residents is our astronomical electrical

2024 House Republican Legislative Priorities

Posted on February 1, 2024

In preparation for the 2024 legislative session, I joined my House Republican colleagues today in laying out our legislative agenda with the focus on maintaining the state’s current fiscal stability and making Connecticut a more affordable place to live.
Our proposals highlight Security and Service while targeting six specific areas:
  • Responding to your public safety concerns
  • Protecting your pocketbook
  • Defending you from government overreach
  • Make state government responsive, efficient, and

New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on January 2, 2024

The state budget, adopted in June, cuts the bottom two marginal income tax rates for all filers from 3% to 2% and from 5% to 4.5%. Income taxes on the first $50,000 in taxable income will be lowered for single filers and married people filing separately, $100,000 for joint filers, and $80,000 for heads of household. January 1 is also the start of easing the cliff on income tax exemptions for retirement income. The new budget adds a tax deduction schedule for retirement income above the full