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Zullo Eyes Tax Incentive for Elderly Housing Complexes to Combat COVID-19, Improve Sanitation

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.

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House Republicans Offer Initial COVID-19 Response Ideas to Gov. Lamont

Posted on April 1, 2020 by admin

HARTFORD – The House Republican caucus today in a letter to Gov. Lamont offered proposals to provide immediate relief to struggling businesses, idle workers, families and taxpayers coping with the economic consequences of the ongoing health crisis – including breaks on overdue property taxes, for companies facing high unemployment insurance rates and those saddled with student debt.
The proposals could be enacted quickly through executive orders if Lamont chooses to do so and would not require any

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COVID-19 Information

Posted on March 31, 2020 by admin

State’s response to protect businesses
The state has taken steps protect our businesses and residents during the coronavirus crisis. In addition to documents on various state and federal guidance, among the growing list of resources and information is:

Zullo Promoted to “Ranking Member” on General Assembly’s Housing Committee

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.”

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Rep. Zullo Hosts Legislative Process Forum, Gives Residents the Opportunity to Propose Legislation

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.”

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Zullo Announces Intent to Pursue Amendments to Affordable Housing Legislation

Posted on January 16, 2020 by admin

EAST HAVEN – State Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) announced today that he intends to introduce a duo of concept bills in the upcoming session aimed at making the State’s affordable housing regulations fairer to municipalities on the cusp of complying with the State’s ten-percent affordable housing threshold.
Zullo announced, “The State’s affordable housing statutes, which establish a target of ten-percent affordable housing for cities and towns across the State, have opened up housing opportunities

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Zullo, Fasano team up to help new East Haven Mayor Pursue Housing, Economic Development Grants in East Haven

Posted on January 8, 2020 by admin

EAST HAVEN – State Representative Joe Zullo and State Senator Len Fasano sent a letter to East Haven Mayor Joseph Carfora on Wednesday, January 8th to notify him and his administration about an upcoming grant opportunity under the State of Connecticut’s “Community Development Block Grant” (CDBG) program and to offer assistance in helping the Town coordinate an application for the 2020 CDBG grant cycle.

In the letter, Rep. Zullo and Sen. Fasano pointed out, “Since 2010, over $126 million dollars has flowed from the State to local towns under the program,… “in both 2010 and 2011, the Town of East Haven was awarded $300,000.00 dollars under the program for town-wide housing rehabilitation revolving loans.”

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Zullo to Host a Legislative Process Forum January 22nd

Posted on January 7, 2020 by admin

EAST HAVEN – State Representative Joe Zullo announced today that he will be hosting a “legislative process forum” prior to the 2020 Legislative Session that starts on Wednesday, February 5th.  The forum will take place Wednesday, January 22nd, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hagaman Memorial Library (DeMayo Meeting Room) 227 Main St, East Haven).

Rep. Zullo, who won Special Election earlier in 2019, said, “As a newcomer to the General Assembly I had to learn quickly about the legislative process in Hartford. The legislative process can be complex and frustrating at times. I want the residents of East Haven to have the opportunity to learn more about the legislative session and the difficult process of how a bill becomes a law.”

Zullo also encouraged residents and attendees to bring bill suggestions to the forum for possible submission in the upcoming legislative session.

Zullo added, “I am encouraging residents to bring their ideas, concerns, and questions to this forum.  It is certainly possible that some of those ideas may become springboards for bill proposals.”

Zullo noted, “We may not get to every bill suggestion, but I am hopeful we will be able to seize upon a few to give attendees a clearer understanding of how a bill winds its way through the legislature.”

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Groundbreaking of the 1-megawatt Greenskies solar farm in East Haven

Posted on December 18, 2019 by admin

Regarding the groundbreaking of the 1-megawatt Greenskies solar farm in East Haven scheduled for Wednesday, December 17th, 2019 at 2:00PM, State Representative Joe Zullo released the following:

“I’d like to thank Mayor Carfora and his team for seeing this project over the finish line and for extending an invitation to me to join in the groundbreaking for this exciting initiative. Unfortunately, I will likely be unable to attend, as I will be in the capitol for a special session which has been scheduled

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Area Lawmakers Talk to Local Business Owners about Legislation

Posted on December 12, 2019 by admin

EAST HAVEN – State lawmakers, Senator Len Fasano and State Representatives Joe Zullo and Vincent Candelora held a business coffee hour on Monday morning to talk to local business owners and professionals about legislation passed during the 2019 Legislative Session.

Rep. Zullo said, “I want to thank the East Haven Chamber of Commerce for co-hosting our ‘business coffee hour’ this morning. It proved to be a wonderful opportunity to discuss new laws passed this session that will have an impact on business

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