Video: My Visit to the Largest Dairy Farm in CT

Posted on September 27, 2019 by admin


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As we are between legislative sessions right now, I have had more time to take advantage of opportunities to visit businesses in the district and across the state. I believe that this is a great way to stay connected with the key issues and concerns of our economy, and support the people who are driving its growth.

It’s also a pleasure learning new things and meeting with the job creators in our state. They are running vibrant businesses that add so much vitality to Connecticut. One of my more interesting

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Real IDs: Do I Need One? How Do I Get One?

Posted on September 23, 2019 by admin


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According to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), beginning on October 1, 2020, the U.S. Federal Government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a “verified” driver’s license, state-issued ID card or show additional proof of identification, such as a passport. This verification is indicated on your license or ID card by a gold star in the top right corner and is commonly referred to as a “Real ID.”

With this deadline approaching in just over a year’s time, I wanted to share some information that will hopefully answer some frequently asked questions about how and when to get this ID.

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Help DOT Develop their Next Generation of Rail Cars

Posted on September 17, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) would like your input on the state’s next generation of rail cars. They will be purchasing a fleet of new rail cars to replace their exiting push-pull coaches operating on the Hartford Line, Shore Line East, Danbury Line and Waterbury Line and want to know what you consider to be reliable, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable.

Customers from each rail line will be selected through an open lottery process for an opportunity to participate in their

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Rep. Wood: “7.35% ‘Meal Tax’ Will Hurt Connecticut Families”

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – The Department of Revenue Services issued a clarifying statement regarding the new “meal tax” this week. State Representative Terrie Wood (R-141) expressed opposition the measure, saying it will hurt Connecticut families who already struggle to make ends meet, pay ever-increasing food costs, and ever-increasing taxes.

Part of the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019, the “meal tax” adds an additional 1% to the cost of many items already taxed at 6.35%, but the DRS statement clarifies that the new 7.35% tax will also apply to many food items that have not previously been taxed when sold in grocery stores. The policy also results in a tax increase on all food items sold by restaurants and eating establishments.

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Local 9/11 Remembrance Events

Posted on September 5, 2019 by admin


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Nearly 3,000 people – comprising of citizens from 78 different countries around the world – were killed in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania during the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001. In 2009, Congress named this day a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Please find a list below of local 9/11 remembrance events, which are great opportunities for our communities to come together, honor and remember these victims as we continue to combat terrorism and secure freedom for our

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