Call for Special Session to Eliminate Grocery Tax

Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin


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Today, House and Senate Republicans called upon Governor Lamont to bring the legislature into special session to fix a piece of legislation passed in the Democrat state budget that created new taxes on hundreds of grocery store foods, and also substantially increased taxes on prepared meals.

These new and increased taxes will negatively and disproportionately impact senior citizens and others on a fixed income, the underemployed and the middle class.

The House of Representatives need 76 members to

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CT Veterans Stand Down (Sept 20 – 8am to 2pm)

Posted on September 16, 2019 by admin


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On Friday, September 20th, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 2019 Stand Down event at the Rocky Hill Veterans’ Home from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Connecticut’s veterans deserve the services that they have earned.

Many community providers will have booths set up at the event with specialists to help veterans receive and learn about their earned service benefits, employment opportunities, medical screenings, and legal services.

Additional details are below:

Coffee With Your Legislator TOMORROW

Posted on September 5, 2019 by admin


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Senator Fasano and I will be holding our legislative coffee hour TOMORROW, September 6, at McDonald’s starting at 8 a.m.

Coffee with your Legislators

WHEN: Friday from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: McDonald’s,

129 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT

 

I hope to see you there.

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

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Home Energy Efficiency Program

Posted on September 3, 2019 by admin


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In preparation for colder months ahead this is a good time of year to check your home energy efficiency.

Windows, doors, and electrical outlets are all common areas for your cool/warm air to escape, causing air conditioner units and heaters to work harder and increase your energy usage. Weatherizing can help keep energy use down without sacrificing comfort.

Please know that both United Illuminating and Eversource offer a low-cost in-home assessment service, called Home Energy Solutions, that includes

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Rep. Yaccarino Earns 100 Percent Voting Record

Posted on August 12, 2019 by admin


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Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) achieved a perfect record for votes cast on the floor of the state House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Representative Yaccarino was present and voted for all 392 votes taken on the state House floor during the 2019 session, according to voting record data released last week by the House Clerk’s Office. Perfect attendance is very difficult to achieve, with only about 26 percent of legislators able to do so this year.

“Being present for

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Tax Free Week Coming Soon…

Posted on August 9, 2019 by admin


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A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.

Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.

  • 2019 Sales Tax Free Week dates are: Sunday, August 18, through Saturday, August 24, 2019.

Tax Free Week

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Nighttime Bridge Maintenance along Route 15 in Wallingford and North Haven

Posted on August 7, 2019 by admin


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The following message comes from the State Department of Transportation and contains information that could impact your travels.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime bridge maintenance project will be performed on the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) north and south in Wallingford and North Haven, Monday, August 12, through Friday, September 13, 2019.

The project consists of concrete repairs on Bridges #03828, #03829 (Route 40 underpass), Bridge #00787 (Hartford

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Rep. Yaccarino Talks State Issues With Joe Vegliante

Posted on July 23, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Dave Yaccarino joined the host of Connecticut Images Joe Vegliante on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the NHTV studios in North Haven to talk about state and local issues, tolls, new laws passed this legislative session, as well as the new state budget and how it will impact residents, businesses and communities across the state. The 28 minute segment will air until Saturday, August 17th 2019.

North Haven Legislators Host 9th Annual Cookout & Conversation

Posted on July 19, 2019 by admin


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To keep residents updated regarding the 2019 Legislative Session, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87), along with Senate Senator Len Fasano (R-34), hosted their 9th Annual Cookout and Conversation legislative update at McDonald’s on Washington Avenue on Tuesday, July 15.

The lawmakers provided an update regarding the 2019 Legislative Session that concluded on June 5th and discussed issues pertaining to the state budget, increased taxes, and tolls with nearly 70 residents that were in attendance.

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New Laws Effective July 1

Posted on July 11, 2019 by admin


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As of July 1st, there are a number of new laws that went into effect. I want to make you aware of this information as some of these new laws, including the budget, will add financial pressure on Connecticut residents and businesses.

The new two-year state budget will raise taxes by $1.75 billion and spending by 5.3 percent over the biennium. You will now pay more for prepared meals (restaurants and grocery stores), soda, safety apparel (bike helmets for your kids), ride-sharing services (Uber/Lyft),

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