Veterans Day 2019 and Veterans Day Donation Drive

Posted on November 4, 2019 by admin


On Monday, November 11, we will observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers going back to the Revolutionary War who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict. We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 101st anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – the war to end all wars. Armistice Day – Veterans Day in the U.S. –

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Summaries of CT Public Acts

Posted on October 29, 2019 by admin


Below is a link to the 2019 Public Act Summary Book.

This publication is compiled by non-partisan staff in the Office of Legislative Research.

It contains concise summaries of all public acts passed during the Connecticut General Assembly’s 2019 Regular Session, and one public act passed in the July Special Session.

While I supported many of these public acts, I did not support all of them.

I hope you find this summary interesting and informative.

Please share it with others!

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Upcoming November Coffee Hour Event in North Haven

Posted on October 28, 2019 by admin


I’d like to make you aware of an upcoming opportunity to join State Sen. Len Fasano and me for coffee and conversation.

Where: McDonald’s (129 Washington Ave., North Haven)

When: Friday, November 1st, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

I encourage residents to come and discuss any state or legislative issues, including bill proposals or concepts, or local concerns.

The event is free and open to residents.

Friday, Nov. 1


State Representative Dave Yaccarino

87th General Assembly District 


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Winter Clothing and Coat Drive | Donations to Benefit Veterans and Individuals in Need

Posted on October 21, 2019 by admin


State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) announced today that he is sponsoring a Clothing and Coat Drive to benefit veterans and individuals in need this upcoming winter season.  With colder temperatures on the way, Rep. Yaccarino, with assistance  from various local businesses and organizations, is asking local families to look in their bureaus and closets for donations of clean, new or gently used, coats and new hats, gloves, socks, thermal underwear, shirts and pants.

The event begins November

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New Digital Tax Hike

Posted on October 17, 2019 by admin


Connecticut users of the streaming music service Spotify received emails recently that the state sales taxes would increase in October.

As of October 1, 2019, sales of “digital goods,” which includes audio works, visual works, audio-visual works, reading materials or ring tones, which are electronically accessed or transferred, are subject to sales and use taxes at the standard 6.35% rate. Previously the tax was 1% on digital goods.

I opposed these tax increases, which are part of the nearly $1.7

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Real IDs: Do I Need One? How Do I Get One?

Posted on October 8, 2019 by admin


According to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), beginning on October 1, 2020, the U.S. Federal Government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a “verified” driver’s license, state-issued ID card or show additional proof of identification, such as a passport. This verification is indicated on your license or ID card by a gold star in the top right corner and is commonly referred to as a “Real ID.”

With this deadline

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Rep. Yaccarino and Sen. Fasano to Host Suicide Prevention Training in North Haven

Posted on October 8, 2019 by admin


State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) and State Senator Len Fasano (R-35), invite the public to join them for a community service program to address the sensitive topic of suicide.

What:  Suicide Prevention Training

Where:  North Haven Rec Center

7 Linsley Street, North Haven

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A two-hour workshop known as QPR training (question, persuade and refer) is aimed at preventing suicides.  QPR training deals with the prevention of suicide by teaching ordinary

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Reps. Candelora, Yaccarino, Fishbein and Senator Fasano to Host Business Forum in Wallingford

Posted on October 2, 2019 by admin


State Representatives Vincent Candelora (R-86), Dave Yaccarino (R-87), Craig Fishbein (R-90) and State Senator Len Fasano (R-34) invite local business leaders, employees and the public to join them for a legislative update and discussion about topics affecting the business community during the 2019 legislative session, and the new laws that took effect on October 1st.

The legislators will discuss important pieces of legislation that came before the General Assembly this year, including topics such

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 26, 2019 by admin


Please note that the material provided below is for informational purposes only and, unless otherwise noted, does not indicate my support for, or opposition to, a particular measure.

As we transition out of summer and into autumn, we prepare for a number of new laws and tax and fee increases to take effect starting on October 1st. These new laws and taxes may have an impact on you, your business, and our community.

In an effort to keep you informed, I have listed some of the more noteworthy tax increases

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Rep. Dave Yaccarino Attends Event to Help Veterans in Need

Posted on September 24, 2019 by admin


On Friday, September 20, 2019, State Rep. Dave Yaccarino got a first-hand look at the state’s efforts to help veterans in need during an annual event that provided everything from free access to medical and legal services to job counseling and clothing.

“Stand Down 2019” was held at the State Veterans home campus in Rocky Hill where more than 200,000 veterans in were eligible to participate in the event free of charge as long as they were able to provide proof of their veteran or military status.

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