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Rep. Zullo (R-99) Earns a 100% Voting Attendance Record for the 2022 Legislative Session

Posted on August 8, 2022


(HARTFORD) — According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s Office, State Representative Joseph Zullo (R-East Haven) achieved a perfect, one-hundred-percent, voting record.

During the 2022 Legislative Session, Rep. Zullo cast votes on all 265 separate pieces of legislation that came up for consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives. Only about 40 percent of legislators achieved a perfect voting record this session.

“As a representative of East Haven, it’s my duty and responsibility

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East Haven State Rep. Joe Zullo Receives a Perfect Score on Connecticut Business Industry Association’s 2022 State House Voting Record

Posted on July 7, 2022


This week, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the State’s leading business organization with membership comprised of hundreds of small, medium and large-sized businesses around the state, recognized East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) as one of the few members of the State House to receive a 100% score in support of legislation affecting businesses as part of the organization’s “2022 State House Voting Records” report.

“As a small business owner in East Haven, I

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(HARTFORD) — As a Rising Diesel Tax Takes Effect, State Rep. Zullo (R-99) Seeks a More Affordable Connecticut

Posted on July 1, 2022


State Rep. Zullo (R-99) House Member of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee responds to the 9-cent increase of the Diesel Fuel Tax on July 1, 2022.

“It’s already challenging to keep up with soaring inflation,” said Rep. Zullo. “By allowing undesired fuel expenses to take effect during this difficult time, working- and middle-class Connecticut families will see a tremendous financial burden as the cost of simple goods and services, like groceries, also rise.”

According to the Department of

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Making Connecticut Affordable, Call for Special Session

Posted on June 7, 2022


Inflation and our state’s tax structure have made Connecticut unaffordable. I am calling for a special session to provide immediate tax relief that will be meaningful to both residents and businesses. The plan I support prioritizes lowering energy costs – including diesel fuel – as well as making everyday items easier for you to purchase. Specifics of the plan include:

  • Reducing the income tax
  • Expanding current gas tax holiday to diesel
  • Suspending impending diesel fuel tax increase (scheduled for

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An Affordable Connecticut

Posted on April 21, 2022


Republicans held a news conference this morning to unveil a detailed tax relief plan “An Affordable Connecticut” that goes beyond the temporary relief package they supported earlier in the year. This proposed plan focuses on making broad-based tax cuts, totaling $1.2 billion in relief, that will benefit every Connecticut resident and business. To watch this morning’s press conference, click here.

An Affordable Connecticut

The plan is comprised of the following tax decreases:

Zullo, Carfora, and Cicarella Rail Against Proposal to Exempt Tweed Airport from Critical Oversight of Connecticut Airport Authority

Posted on April 19, 2022


With fifteen days to go in the 2022 legislative session, East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo (R, 99) and State Senator Paul Cicarella (R, 34) teamed up with East Haven Mayor Joe Carfora to rail against a forty-six-page proposed bill that, among many things, would entirely exempt Tweed Airport from the oversight of the Connecticut Airport Authority.

Zullo explained, “Proposed house bill 5308 threatens to eliminate the Connecticut Airport Authority’s critical oversight function when it comes

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Tax Free Week, April 10-16

Posted on April 6, 2022


From Sunday, April 10, to Saturday, April 16, there will be a tax free holiday on clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be subject to the state’s sales tax during this time. This tax holiday was implemented by the legislature in the same legislative package that suspended the state’s excise gas tax.

Click here for more examples of what items are tax exempt.

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Autism Acceptance Month

Posted on April 4, 2022


Established in 1970 by the Autism Society to promote awareness, education, and acceptance – April is Autism Acceptance Month (AAM). The Dept. of Public Health offers resources for individuals who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum and their families. To access those resources, please click here.

The legislature continues to find new ways to support those who are diagnosed with autism and their caregivers. In 2021, I supported a new law that expands the state’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Council.

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Sen. Cicarella, Rep. Zullo Meet with East Haven Residents at Twin Pines Dine

Posted on March 28, 2022


Sen. Paul Cicarella (R-34) (left) and Rep. Joe Zullo (R-99) (right) are pictured with a local student who attended the “Coffee with Your Legislator” event at the Twin Pines Diner in East Haven on Friday, Mar. 25. The legislators representing East Haven co-hosted the event to discuss the 2022 legislative session. This is the lawmakers’ second community event in East Haven this month. “It’s important to always listen and learn from local residents and business owners. There is no substitute for a one-on-one

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Excise Gas Tax to be Suspended April 1

Posted on March 23, 2022


The House of Representative unanimously approved HB 5501 An Act Suspending Certain Gas Taxes and Sales and Use Taxes on Certain Clothing and Allocating Funds for Free Public Bus Services on Wednesday, March 23.

This law has three parts to it, including the i.) suspension of the state’s excise gas tax beginning April 1, 2022, to the conclusion of the current fiscal year, ii.) implements a tax free week from April 10-16 on purchases of clothing and footwear. Items sold at $100 or under will not be

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