House Republicans Unveil CT State Budget Proposals

Posted on May 2, 2023


2024-2025 plan provides more tax relief than Governor and Democrats, invests in key areas including education and nonprofit social safety net providers

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Tuesday released a balanced budget proposal that provides more than $1 billion in broad-based tax relief to Connecticut residents while also making historic investments in education and providing more funding for nonprofit providers.

“Today, House Republicans showed Connecticut residents looking for financial relief that

North Haven Veterans of Vietnam War Honored by State and Local Leaders

Posted on April 4, 2023


 NORTH HAVEN – On Tuesday, North Haven’s Vietnam era veterans were rightfully honored for their sacrifice and service by state and local leaders in a ceremony at North Haven High School. State Representative Dave Yaccarino joined Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda who each remarked about the impactful sacrifices and service of the veterans of Vietnam era conflicts.

To mark 50 years since the last troops returning home from the war in Vietnam, North Haven

Rep. Yaccarino, State Republicans Announce A Plan For A Safer Connecticut

Posted on March 14, 2023


HARTFORD— State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) joined his House Republican colleagues to unveil a set of legislative proposals aimed at addressing growing concerns for public safety in Connecticut’s cities and towns. In a press conference, state Republicans outlined the comprehensive approach to making Connecticut safer which features four main pillars of public safety.

“Residents and business owners are increasingly concerned with public safety being eroded in their neighborhoods and where they serve

Rep. Yaccarino, CT Republicans Unveil A Better Way To Energy Affordability

Posted on January 20, 2023


Will Save Families Over $210 Per Year Immediately, More Over the Long Term

HARTFORD – On Tuesday, Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) joined Senate and House Republican Leaders to detail a comprehensive package of policy proposals to reduce the cost of electric bills and make energy more affordable over the long term.

The policies will reduce energy costs for CT families by over $362 million per year, saving the average household over $210 next year.  In the long run, the plan will drive down costs by even

Rep. Yaccarino Takes Oath of Office to Begin Seventh Term in Connecticut House of Representatives

Posted on January 4, 2023


HARTFORD – On Wednesday, the Connecticut General Assembly convened to begin the 2023 legislative session. State Rep. Dave Yaccarino (R-87) was sworn in to begin his seventh legislative term representing the 87th District.

Opening Day ceremonies at the State Capitol in Hartford included swearing in for state senators and representatives, oaths of office for constitutional officers, and the governor’s inauguration.

“To be back in the people’s House, serving residents of North Haven is a distinct honor

North Haven Lawmakers Applaud $250k Investment in North Haven Athletic Fields

Posted on December 8, 2022


State Sen. Paul Cicarella and State Rep. Dave Yaccarino today applauded the State Bond Commission’s approval of a $250, 000 grant to the Town of North Haven to finance town park and field improvements. The grant was awarded through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.


Sen. Cicarella said, “Thank you to the governor and Bond Commission for approving these funds, which the Town of North Haven will use to upgrade its public parks and fields. Also, thanks to the town’s public works

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

Posted on April 29, 2022


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

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

Posted on April 29, 2022


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

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

Posted on April 28, 2022


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

Rep. Yaccarino Co-Sponsors Legislation to Combat Opioid Crisis

Posted on April 26, 2022


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