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East Haven State Rep. Joe Zullo Recognized by Connecticut Council of Small Towns (“COST”) with 2022 “Town Crier Award”

Posted on November 22, 2022


East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo (R, 99) announced today that he has been selected by the “Connecticut Council of Small Towns” (COST) as a “2022 Town Crier Award Recipient” and will be recognized at COST’s annual “Town Meeting” in January of 2023.

Zullo, expressing gratitude to COST, explained, “I am honored to have earned COST’S trust and recognition.  The COST organization is truly a champion for our small towns across the State and it has been a privilege to work with advocates at COST

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Rep. Zullo (R-99) Joins CT Republicans in Calling for Special Session on Increasing LIHEAP Funding

Posted on September 7, 2022


(EAST HAVEN) — Last week, East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) joined House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-21) to call for a special session to pass legislation to increase funding for the State’s woefully underfunded “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program” (LIHEAP) allocation plan.

Zullo explained, “Families all over our State have implored leaders for more financial relief, particularly with skyrocketing home energy costs.

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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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