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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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DMV Offering New Veteran Wartime Service Plates

Posted on March 21, 2022


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The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering 10 new license plate options for veterans that commemorate specific wartime periods, including the Afghanistan War, Grenada, the Iraq War, the Korean War, Lebanon, Operation Ernest Will, Panama, the Persian Gulf War, the Vietnam War, and World War II.

“We owe our freedoms to the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, especially those who have served in war and conflict zones,” Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

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Public Hearing Alert – Judiciary & Planning and Development Committees – Monday, March 14th

Posted on March 11, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

There are two legislative proposals that are having public hearings early next week that are important to Norwalk and Darien as well as communities across the state.

I encourage all interested to submit written testimony and/or give virtual testimony.

One, the rise in crime, especially juvenile crime, across Connecticut is a growing concern in all 169 cities and towns. Vehicles — locked and unlocked — are being ransacked and stolen, and innocent victims have been carjacked

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Reading Across America!

Posted on March 7, 2022


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As part of Read Across America events and to promote literacy and a love of books, State Rep. Terrie Wood read to children from Rachel Scicchitano’s first grade class, and Lisa LaRusso and Jacqui O’Hara’s second grade classes at Rowayton School. Rep. Wood chose to share the book, “Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness” by George Saunders.

 

PURA: Virtual Public Listening Session on Performance Based Ratemaking – March 16

Posted on March 1, 2022


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is tasked with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut’s energy utility and telecommunication companies. As part of their work, the agency is investigating different systems to help increase efficiency for customers while also reducing costs.

Two years ago, the governor signed PA 20-5 that requires PURA to establish a Performance Based Ratemaking (PBR) framework that “contain standards and metrics to measure how electric distribution

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