Posted on August 5, 2020 by admin
Posted on June 25, 2020 by admin
Basic discourse and politics are more polarized than ever. We see that fact borne out on television every day in the unrest playing out across our country. We saw it in our own backyard recently, in the heated interactions between groups in New Haven regarding the removal of the Columbus statue. We need to be brave enough to reverse this dangerous, intolerant trend, especially if we want to be successful tackling issues like racism and discrimination.
I do not support racism or violence in any context.…
Posted on April 27, 2020 by admin
EAST HAVEN — State Rep. Joe Zullo has invited Mayor Joe Carfora to work together to explore construction of the town’s first community garden, offering to lend the resources of his office to help leverage state funds to do it.
Zullo, who serves 99th House District, has suggested the town could use Local Capital Improvement Program (LoCIP) funds provided by the state. In the past, East Haven used LoCIP money to renovate fields and build a skate park, and Zullo contends that this funding source could…
Posted on April 25, 2020 by admin
Posted on April 7, 2020 by admin
EAST HAVEN—State Rep. Joe Zullo on Tuesday said he’s worried about the impact the coronavirus outbreak will have in senior housing buildings, and that he intends to start a dialogue with his colleagues in Hartford about finding ways to incentivize and defray costs associated with enhanced virus-related sanitization efforts.
Zullo, Ranking Member of the legislature’s Housing Committee, stopped by two 55-and-over housing facilities on Tuesday to deliver 600 surgical face masks to residents and staff.…
Posted on April 1, 2020 by admin
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Posted on January 27, 2020 by admin
House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R, 114) announced today that East Haven’s 99th District Representative Joe Zullo has been promoted to serve as the House Republican “ranking member” on the General Assembly’s Housing Committee.
Rep. Klarides announced, “In his first year, Rep. Zullo has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to his district and, at the same time, has contributed meaningfully to the assembly’s debate processes. Most recently, he announced his intent to introduce common sense initiatives to make the state’s affordable housing regulations work more efficiently and fairly for towns across the State. We are excited to elevate him to a leadership role on the assembly’s housing committee.”
Posted on January 24, 2020 by admin
EAST HAVEN – State Representative Joe Zullo held a Legislative Process Forum on Wednesday night that attracted a large crowd looking to learn more about the legislative process and to share their bill proposal ideas.
Rep. Zullo, who won a Special Election in February 2019, said he has learned more about the legislative process in the year that he has served in Hartford and wanted to share what he has learned with the residents of East Haven.
Zullo explained, “It’s so important for people to understand how their government works so that they can effectively communicate with their representatives and have a meaningful say in their government. My goal, through this forum, was to empower my constituents be able to better participate in Connecticut’s legislative process.”
During the hour forum at the Hagaman Memorial Library, Rep. Zullo presented a slideshow to residents, which took them through the process of how a bill becomes a law. After the presentation was over, Rep. Zullo took questions and listened to residents’ ideas about legislation he should put forward this session.
One of the ideas that came out of the forum was a proposal to make it easier for the public to testify on legislation. Rep. Zullo agreed that the current process is antiquated and needs to be updated.
“The State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building are the people’s buildings and should not be controlled by special interest groups and lobbyists,” said Rep. Zullo. “We need to make it easy for people to express what they think about legislation. I will be having a conversation with my caucus leadership and fellow lawmakers to see what we can do to fix the current way public hearings are handled at the State Capitol.”