October New Taxes

Posted on October 11, 2019 by admin


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Digital Goods – The current tax on digital goods of 1% will increase to 6.35%. This increase applies to a myriad of online services, including, but not limited to, TV streaming services (e.g. Netflix, Hulu), online music (e.g. Spotify, Apple Music), eBooks, and in-app purchases made on smartphones.​​​

With an increased percentage of residents streaming and downloading their content (e.g. music, movies, smartphone apps, etc.), as opposed to watching on traditional cable television or listening on the radio, Democrats and the governor hiked taxes on digital consumers. This is an effort to capture a new revenue stream as people flee cable for lower cost options.

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October New Laws

Posted on October 11, 2019 by admin


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Please note that this is provided as information, and inclusion in this message does not indicate my support or opposition to an individual measure.

Beginning on October 1st, a number of new laws took effect. Many of these new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.

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Reps. Zawistowski and Simanski Tour Hastings Farm

Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin


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SUFFIELD – State Representatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Bill Simanski (R-62), members of legislature’s Rural Caucus, recently toured Hastings Farm with co-owner Susan Hastings to learn more about the challenges small dairy farms are facing in Connecticut.

“Susan Hastings provided a very informative tour,” said Rep. Zawistowski who is co-Chair of the Rural Caucus. “I was especially interested to learn about their DeLaval robotic milking machine and see how it works. They were early adopters of the technology, which I learned frees up time and resources to focus on producing wonderful yogurt, cheeses and milk. I was also impressed with the amount of data and information the machine can collect to make sure the cows are happy and healthy.”

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

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

The Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the main campus of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.

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Democrat “Meals Tax” Will Put 7.35% New Tax on Long List of Groceries

Posted on September 13, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Senate and House Republican lawmakers held a press conference regarding newly released details on the “meals tax” included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019.

According to a Department of Revenue Services policy statement issued this week, the Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before.

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Area Legislators Tour Amazon Fulfilment Center in Windsor

Posted on September 4, 2019 by admin


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WINDSOR – State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8), State Representatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Christopher Davis (R-57) toured the Amazon Fulfilment Center in Windsor with General Manager Gurol Butun.

**Watch** Reps. Zawistowski and Davis Tour Amazon

“This was my third trip to the facility since they first opened, and each visit has shown not only increased use of robotics but more human employees as well. We met with site managers but also had the opportunity to talk directly with the people who work there,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “It has been a good company to have here locally and has increased opportunities for Bradley Airport.”

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Reps. Zawistowski and Davis Tour HP Hood in Suffield

Posted on September 3, 2019 by admin


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SUFFIELD – State Representatives Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Christopher Davis (R-57) toured the HP Hood Ice Cream Division in Suffield with Plant Manager Peter Fabbri on Monday, August 26th.

Hood was founded in Massachusetts in 1846 by Harvey Perley Hood and has grown into a company that sells a variety of dairy products nationwide and operates 13 manufacturing plants mostly in the Northeast.

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Rep. Zawistowski Earns 100% Score from the State’s Leading Business Association

Posted on August 23, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Using key pieces of business-related legislation to rank state lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) recently highlighted State Representative Tami Zawistowski’s (R-61) perfect 100% score.

“Working to improve economic opportunity should be among our highest priorities in the General Assembly,” said Rep. Zawistowski. “I’m proud to have earned a perfect score from an organization that represents hundreds of businesses small and large across the state.”

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Milling and Resurfacing Project, Route 159 (East St. South) in Suffield

Posted on August 20, 2019 by admin


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Dear Friends & Neighbors,

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently shared an announcement regarding milling and resurfacing on Route 159 in Suffield that could impact your commute.  

 

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 159 in Suffield, beginning Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

 

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 3.94 mile segment of Rte. 159 in Suffield from the Windsor Locks town line

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Sales Tax Free Week – August 18-24

Posted on August 16, 2019 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24.

This year, legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item. Since sales tax is calculated after the use of

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