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Rep. Yaccarino Votes in Favor of Juvenile Justice, Hoping for Further Action

Posted on April 29, 2022


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HARTFORD—In a Republican-driven effort state Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) on Thursday supported compromise legislation aimed at curbing Connecticut’s juvenile crime crisis, laying a foundation for more work on improving public safety in communities where residents say they’ve felt threatened by a shocking escalation in the seriousness of crimes committed by young people

“This is good legislation which takes strides in addressing this serious problem of juvenile crime,” Rep. Yaccarino said. “Increases

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Rep. Yaccarino Votes to Support Connecticut Jobs in Bi-Partisan Sikorsky Package

Posted on April 29, 2022


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HARTFORD- In a show of support and commitment to keep Sikorsky and their jobs in the state and region State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) co-sponsored a bipartisan legislative agreement that the State of Connecticut and parent company Lockheed Martin negotiated to keep Sikorsky headquartered and building helicopters in Connecticut through 2042.

Under the agreement, Lockheed Martin will receive $50 million or $100 million in sales and use tax offsets and payroll tax credits depending on if the Pentagon

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Rep. Yaccarino Co-Sponsors Children’s Mental Health Legislation

Posted on April 28, 2022


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HARTFORD – During the House Session on Wednesday, April 27th, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) advocated for the passage of HB 5001 “An Act Concerning Children’s Mental Health.” The legislation seeks to address both the immediate and long-term needs of the state’s mental health systems.

Rates of depression, suicide, substance abuse and suicide increased significantly in recent years exposing the shortfalls with the state’s current mental and behavioral health infrastructure. Emergency rooms

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Rep. Yaccarino Co-Sponsors Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis

Posted on April 26, 2022


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Bill Would Implement Pilot Peer Navigator Program

HARTFORD – State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) co-sponsored and voted in favor of HB 5430 “An Act Concerning Opioids,” which would update existing laws affecting opioid abuse, prevention, and treatment.

Among the changes in the bill are allowing for mobile treatment programs, adding more non-opioid treatments to the list of options practitioners must provide their patients, and amends the definition of “drug paraphernalia” to allow individuals

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House Passes Suspension of State Gas Tax

Posted on March 25, 2022


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HARTFORD — Soaring inflation, utility price increases, and rising gas prices have added another financial burden to Connecticut residents and taxpayers that they cannot afford. We heard your concerns, and turned to provide immediate relief for you and your families.

On March 10, House and Senate Republicans proposed a suspension of the state gas tax, and called on Governor Lamont and legislative Democrats to join us.

This week, the General Assembly passed, and the Governor signed into law HB 5501

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