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Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin

Governor’s Budget Proposal – Public Hearing

Posted on March 14, 2019 by admin

Dear Neighbors,

On Friday, Governor Ned Lamont’s budget proposal will be in front of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee. As you may know, the governor is looking to increase revenues by implementing 53 tolls throughout the state and expanding the sales tax to include new items and services.

Here are just a couple of services and items that will now fall under the sales tax:

– Legal services
– Accounting services
– Real estate activities and agents/brokers
– Veterinary services
– Barber shops and beauty salons
– Sports/recreation instruction and industries
– Renovation and repair of residential property
– Non-prescription drugs
– Bicycle helmets
– Child car seats
– Vegetable seeds
– Safety apparel

The governor’s budget proposal also looks to eliminate the following:
-The sales tax-free week
-The increased exemption for social security income
-The exemption for pension and annuity income

For the full list click here.

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Rep. Zullo Receives Committee Assignments

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin

HARTFORD – On Tuesday, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides named newly elected State Rep. Joe Zullo to the “Housing,” “Veteran’s Affairs,” and “Finance, Revenue and Bonding” Committees.

“I am ready to get to work on behalf of the residents of East Haven,” said Rep. Zullo. “While door knocking during the campaign, residents voiced a clear desire for our State government to start reining in reckless spending and expressed disappointment about newly proposed taxes and the implementation of tolls. Moving forward, I will fight against wasteful spending and the newly proposed taxes that threaten to hurt middle class families in East Haven and across Connecticut .”

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Zullo Sworn in as 99th District State Representative

Posted on March 2, 2019 by admin

Rep. Joe Zullo

HARTFORD—State Rep. Joe Zullo was sworn into office Friday afternoon in front of a crowd of family, friends and members of the state’s House of Representatives. East Haven residents who live in the 99th District chose Zullo as their voice in Hartford through a special election held Feb. 26.

“It’s a tremendous honor to stand in the people’s House, and I’m ready for the awesome responsibility that comes with this job,” said Zullo, a local attorney who over the years has demonstrated his commitment to East Haven through variety of volunteer endeavors.

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