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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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Celebrating Read Across America 2022

Posted on March 8, 2022


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NORTH HAVEN – On Friday March 4thState Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) visited Ridge Road School in North Haven to celebrate Read Across America week with students in two classes.

Rep. Yaccarino held a vote among students, who elected he read “Duck for President” by Doreen Cronin.

The annual tradition, promoted by the National Education Association (NEA), began in 1998 as a way to promote childhood literacy and celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

“Read Across America is one of my favorite traditions. I was

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Republicans Present Plan to Address Crime Crisis

Posted on February 3, 2022


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House Republicans held a news conference on Wednesday morning to outline their legislative proposals addressing Connecticut’s crime crisis. Lawmakers were also joined by victims and advocates to explain how the crisis has impacted them. You can view the entire news conference by clicking the image below.

Protecting the Public

The proposals presented at yesterday’s news conference are segmented into three specific categories – Safe Streets, Victim’s Rights, and Supporting Law Enforcement.

Safe Streets

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Free Covid-19 Rapid Tests and Helpful Tax Season Information

Posted on January 19, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The federal government yesterday released a website allowing households across Connecticut and the country to order free COVID-19 rapid tests for delivery by visiting: https://www.covidtests.gov/. Just click on the website link, input your information and address, and confirm for four free COVID-19 rapid tests to be delivered through the post office. These test kits are expected to be shipped in late January.

With tax season rapidly approaching, I also wanted to provide

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New Laws Effective January 1st

Posted on January 3, 2022


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New policies affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses took effect on January 1st, 2022. This year, several important measures that may impact you, your family or your business become law, including:

New legislation effective

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North Haven Legislators Ring the Bell for The Salvation Army

Posted on December 16, 2021


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino and State Senator Paul Cicarella joined The Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Campaign” on December 14th outside of Stop & Shop in North Haven.

Over the course of an hour, the North Haven legislators joined Corey Smith, a representative from The Salvation Army in the time-honored tradition of ‘Ringing the Bell’, greeting holiday shoppers with Christmas cheer, and handing out candy canes.

“The holiday season is considered a time of gift-giving,” said Rep. Yaccarino.

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