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Connecticut’s 2020 Sales Tax Free Week: August 16-22

Posted on August 13, 2020 by admin


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The state’s annual Sales Tax Free Week this year begins Sunday, August 16, 2020 and runs through Saturday, August 22, 2020. During this one-week sales tax holiday, retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from Connecticut sales and use tax. This exemption applies to each eligible item under $100, regardless of how many of those items are sold to a customer on the same invoice.

Highlights:

This year will be Connecticut’s 20th Sales Tax Free Week, it will bring

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Police Accountability Statement from State Representative Dave Yaccarino

Posted on August 10, 2020 by admin


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The current angst in our country surrounding issues of race and police accountability is overwhelming and disheartening, and it feels like we are divided more now than ever. We need to focus on respecting each other, being kind, and listening to one another. I believe that despite the turmoil and chaos raging across the nation, singling out law enforcement officers is not the right way to achieve the change we need to be truly united.

I recently voted against the police accountability bill before

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Absentee Ballot Concerns Demand Investigation

Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin


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With the primary election only days away, it’s being reported that Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s hand-picked mail vendor has NOT and will NOT fulfill their obligations to process and mail approximately 20,000 absentee ballots to qualified voters.

According to the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, as many as 20,000 absentee ballot requests were not processed on time last week by the vendor Merrill selected, and Merrill’s office admitted as much in conversations with local town officials.

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Electricity Rate Hikes

Posted on July 30, 2020 by admin


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Many of you have reached out to my office recently with concerns regarding electricity increases charged by Eversource as of July 1. I am writing to reassure you that I have heard your concerns, and I have taken action.

I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to Marissa Paslick Gillett, Chairman of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA); John W. Betkoski III, Vice Chairman of PURA; and Michael Caron, Utility Commissioner of PURA calling for an immediate suspension to these

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Rep. Yaccarino Attends July 23 Special Session

Posted on July 24, 2020 by admin


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On Thursday, July 23, State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) attended a special legislative session that was assembled to address four proposals before the legislature:

• An Act Concerning Telehealth
• An Act Concerning Absentee Voting and Reporting of Results at the 2020 State Election and Election and Election Day Registration
• An Act Concerning Police Accountability
• An Act Concerning Diabetes and High Deductible Health Plans

One of the proposals, ” An Act Concerning Diabetes and High Deductible

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