CT Veterans Stand Down 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs main campus located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the veterans in our community to receive free employment and job training guidance. More than 30 government agencies and social services organizations will be offering education and recovery based services, as well as information about state and Veterans’ Administration benefits, and legal, motor vehicle and housing matters.

Medical, dental, eye care, hearing and mental health screenings – as well as free clothing – will also be provided. Pre-registration is not required, but the DOL asks that attendees arrive no later than 12:00 p.m. and encourage that you bring documentation verifying your military service/veteran status.

If you are in need of transportation to the event, please know that the Department of Transportation is providing free bus services from a number of locations around the state.

For more information, please call 860-616-3803Click here for a state-wide transportation schedule.

Please share this information with those who may benefit!

State Representative Dave Yaccarino

87th General Assembly District 

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

Free Dental Clinic for Veterans, 9/11

Posted on September 5, 2018 by admin


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A free dental care event for veterans is coming to Connecticut! 

Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile – a 42-foot-long dentist office on wheels – is coming to Hartford on September 11th to provide free care to local veterans as part of this year’s 30-stop cross-country tour. Dentists and their teams from area Aspen Dental practices are volunteering their services for the event.

·Date: Tuesday, September 11th

·Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

·Place: Connecticut Capital State Park, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106 

If you or someone you know is interested and would like to set up an appointment, please reach out to Mary Harris at (860) 436-9986 to schedule your visit.     

Aspen Dental is working with American Legion Department of Connecticut to identify interested veterans and schedule their appointments. The MouthMobile, which will be parked at the State Capital Park, is handicap accessible and fully equipped with two operatories, digital X-rays and a denture lab.

The Healthy Mouth Movement, sponsored by Aspen Dental, is a community giving initiative that works to provide millions of veterans living throughout the United States who either live where there is little or no access to care or who face other barriers like expensive costs, lack of insurance, or fear, with an opportunity to receive free dental care.

For more information about the Healthy Mouth Movement visit www.aspendental.com/about/healthy-mouth-movement.

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Dave.Yaccarino@housegot.ct.gov for more information.

Rep Yaccarino and Sen. Fasano Present Citation to Mary Jane Mulligan for Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on August 15, 2018 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino and State Senator Len Fasano presented a General Assembly Citation to Mary Jane Mulligan on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 in recognition of her being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Haven Rotary Club.

State Representative Dave Yaccarino, Rich Mulligan, Mary Jane Mulligan, Shawn Mulligan and State Senator Len Fasano outside of Merola Motors in North Haven on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 after Mary Jane Mulligan was presented a General Assembly Citation for receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Haven Rotary Club.

 “Mary Jane is a great friend to the town of North Haven and its citizens,” Rep. Yaccarino said. “She is a true leader and role model, and her enthusiasm and positive energy are inspiring. We are proud to honor this selfless North Haven resident, and we hope she continues to inspire people throughout our state.”

“Congratulations to Mary Jane for her many years of service and dedication to our community. It is great to see her passion for service recognized with a lifetime achievement award,” Sen. Fasano added.

Mary Jane is the owner of Merola Motors in North Haven, a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repairs center specializing in General ServicesCar & Truck CareInspections and EmissionsUndercar ServicesTiresEngine & TransmissionEngine MaintenanceTransmission ServicesHeating and Cooling ServicesElectrical ServicesElectronic ServicesMiscellaneous Services and Towing since 1947.

Anyone with questions pertaining to any state or local issue can contact Representative Yaccarino at 860-240-8700 or Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov and Senator Fasano at 860-240-8800 or Len.Fasano@cga.ct.gov.

“Tax-Free Week” 2018 – August 19 – 25

Posted on August 8, 2018 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.

Additionally, new and used college textbooks are exempt from the state 6.35 percent sales tax for students who present a valid college ID at the time of purchase.

Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price per item is less than $100, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $100 put on layaway is also tax-free.

Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases intended for everyday use.

Goods not covered under the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Clothing or footwear specifically designed for athletic activities: football cleats, specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, helmets and headbands, etc.
  • Accessories: jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, etc.

Please consult with your local retailer, or contact the Department of Revenue Services for a list of qualifying and non-qualifying items.

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

Sincerely,

 

State Representative Dave Yaccarino

87th General Assembly District

Reminder: Coffee Hour Summer Schedule

Posted on August 1, 2018 by admin


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REMINDER: As we’ve done in years past, our Coffee Hour will return in September. Due to summer schedules there will be no August meeting. Hope to see you next month!

 

Stop the Governor’s Toll Study

Posted on July 20, 2018 by admin


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Latest News from the State Capitol

Outgoing Gov. Dan Malloy has decided that after seven and a half years in office, he wants to put $10 million on the state taxpayers’ credit card to study the issue of tolls in Connecticut even though this measure did not make its way out of the 2018 legislative process.

Think about that.

As Gov. Malloy is leaving the job…he wants to borrow $10 million of OUR money…to study tolls!

Tolls on I-95, I-91, I-84, Routes 8 and 25, the Wilbur Cross Parkway, the Merritt Parkway, and more.

The state Bond Commission is expected to vote on the $10 million allocation on July 25.

If you want to help defeat this $10 million proposal, please contact members of the Bond Commission and urge them to Vote NO on the Tolls Study!”

Contact information for members is listed below:

Let them hear you!

Governor Malloy

(860) 566-4840

Benjamin Barnes, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management

(860) 418-6500, Ben.Barnes@ct.gov

Denise L. Nappier, State Treasurer

(860) 702-3010, state.treasurer@ct.gov

Kevin P. Lembo, State Comptroller

(860) 702-3301, Comptroller.Lembo@ct.gov

George C. Jepsen, Attorney General

(860) 808-5318, attorney.general@ct.gov

Melody A. Currey, Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services

(860) 713-5100, Melody.Currey@ct.gov

John W. Fonfara, Senator and Co-Chair Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee

(860) 240-8600, John.Fonfara@cga.ct.gov

Jason Rojas, Representative and Co-Chair Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee

(860) 240-8500, Jason.Rojas@cga.ct.gov

I encourage you to contact me regarding any state or local concerns at 800-842-1423 or Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov.

Sincerely,

 

State Representative Dave Yaccarino

87th General Assembly District