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Budget Recap

Posted on May 13, 2022 by admin


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Budget adjustments for the fiscal year ending in 2023 were released around 4:30 a.m. Monday, May 2nd and taken up later that day in the House of Representatives. The budget passed the House along party lines, and near party lines in the Senate.

Overall, the package will increase spending by 6.4% over the previous year, adding $1.4 billion to the budget. Much of the spending involves one-time allocations to favored organizations during this election year. Most of these allocations are made possible

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Deterring Catalytic Converter Theft

Posted on May 4, 2022 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) voted for SB 256 “An Act Concerning the Purchase or Receipt of Catalytic Converters by Motor Vehicle Recyclers, Scrap Metal Processor and Junk Dealers.” The legislation, which she also cosponsored, will impose additional restrictions on catalytic converters to deter theft.

Catalytic converter theft has increased dramatically nationwide. Communities across Connecticut reported incidents of theft from school bus lots, car dealerships, and parked

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Protecting Data Privacy

Posted on April 29, 2022 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Tami Zawistowski (R-61) applauded final passage of a data privacy bill which would enhance Connecticut residents’ online privacy.

The legislation, SB 6 “An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring,” establishes a framework for controlling and processing personal data and establishes responsibilities and privacy protection standards for data controllers and processors. It also grants consumers the right to access, correct, delete and obtain a copy

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