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Republicans Propose Tax Relief for an Affordable Connecticut

Posted on April 22, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

House and Senate Republicans held a press conference on Thursday morning to outline our proposal for tax relief to make Connecticut more affordable for residents. Inflation is here, and relief must be too.

AFFORDABLE CONNECTICUT

The Problem:

Connecticut’s state budget is benefiting from inflation as the state sales tax and gas tax brings in new, unplanned for revenue – a result of surging prices.

Meanwhile, CT residents are struggling to balance their own family budgets

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National Drug Take Back Day is April 30th

Posted on April 13, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Saturday, April 30th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications.

For more information, or to check availability or specific drop off times, please contact the agency listed. Collection sites are set up throughout the area, including:

Darien Police Department

25 Hecker Ave., Darien, CT 06820

Norwalk Police Department

1 Monroe St., Norwalk, CT 06856

Help prevent over-the-counter

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted on April 1, 2022


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“U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Enforcement Period Kicked off April 1

The Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office launched U Drive. U Text. U Pay., a national high-visibility enforcement campaign for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The campaign will step up enforcement efforts to enforce distracted-driving laws from April 1 to April 30, 2022.

In Connecticut in 2020, there were nearly 5,000 crashes attributed to distracted driving.

Connecticut law prohibits the use of

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Is a temporary gas tax cut enough? Addressing CT’s energy crisis

Posted on March 25, 2022


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My colleague and friend, State Representative Harry Arora (R-Greenwich) posted the following message regarding the recent issues we’re seeing with energy costs, including record-breaking gas prices in our state.

I felt his comments to be particularly relevant and wanted to share.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Energy costs for CT consumers have been rising over the last year. High prices of gasoline, heating oil, natural gas, and power are creating hardship for Connecticut residents. Yesterday,

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House Passes $.25 Gas Tax Suspension

Posted on March 24, 2022


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In an effort to reduce costs for Connecticut drivers, House Republicans proposed and yesterday were overwhelmingly joined by Democrats who voted for a temporary suspension of a state gas excise tax.

During a March 10th press conference in front of a Hartford gas station displaying prices higher than $4, House and Senate Republicans called for a temporary suspension to certain state gas taxes. With inflation and costs rising on goods and services statewide, legislators on both sides of the aisle have

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