Posted on January 25, 2019 by admin
The legislative session has started and bill proposals are starting to come out. I thought this one in particular would be of interest to you all: Senate Bill (S.B.) 431 has been introduced by Senator Martin Looney (D-11) of New Haven, President of the State Senate. It would create a state-wide property tax and allow vehicle taxes to be charged at the state level, rather than just by each municipality as is currently done.
With our ongoing fiscal challenges, majority leaders will once again look to create new forms of taxation. This is their focus; rather than the common-sense approach our families and small businesses use to cut expenses and create more accountability and sustainability in our finances.
Taxpayers need to be aware of these plans and call their state representatives and state senators with their thoughts. With a new shift in the ratio between majority and minority lawmakers this year, we must be diligent about sustaining balance and taking into consideration the best interests of all of Connecticut in the Legislature.
Those interested in sharing their opinion on this bill can email testimony to the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on how to submit testimony, including at a public hearing, can be found here.
In addition, as reminder First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and I are launching “Bring it Home,“ a series of community conversations, tomorrow Saturday January 26th. All are welcome to join us at 9:00 a.m. at Caffe Nero, located at 1071 Post Rd in Darien. We look forward to meeting with you all, one-on-one, to discuss important bills like S.B. 431 and other local and state issues we will be facing this session.