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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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Juvenile Justice Public Hearing, Monday March 14

Posted on March 10, 2022

The Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 14, regarding our proposals to address the issue of juvenile crime. The proposed bill is 5418 ‘An Act Revising Juvenile and Criminal Justice Statutes and Insurance Statutes Concerning Theft of a Motor Vehicle.’ Testimony on this important piece of legislation can be submitted to the committee by e-mailing If you would like to speak at Monday’s hearing, please note that registration to

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2022 Caucus Legislative Proposals

Posted on February 16, 2022

HARTFORD – House Republicans held a news conference on Wednesday, February 16, to unveil the top legislative priorities for the 2022 legislative session. The five-part plan has been crafted to help point our state in the right direction in the wake of the pandemic.

You can read through the entire plan by clicking here.

Watch the news conference by clicking here.

Click the headers below to learn more about our proposals.

>>> Protecting the Public <<<

  • Safe Streets Act
  • Victims’ Rights
  • Supporting

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East Haven State Rep. Joe Zullo begins Adjunct Teaching Tenure at Quinnipiac University

Posted on February 2, 2022

Local attorney, and State Representative, teaching “Business Law and Society” in the university’s school of business

East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo (R, 99) announced today that he has joined the part-time, adjunct faculty ranks at Quinnipiac University and has begun teaching a class entitled “Business Law and Society” in the university’s school of business.

Zullo explained, “I’m thrilled to have been invited to join Quinnipiac’s adjunct team and to have an opportunity to work with young

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2022 Major Issues Report

Posted on January 18, 2022

The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its 2022 Major Issues report. OLR crafts this report annually to provide an overview of the major topics that the legislature is likely to take up. Of note are the sections addressing the pandemic (pg. 5), potential tax relief proposals (pg. 9), and juvenile justice (pg. 13).

To read the report, you can click here.


East Haven State Rep. Joe Zullo Selected as “2021 Legislative Champion” by Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

Posted on November 29, 2021

East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo (R, 99) announced today that he has been selected by the “Connecticut Conference of Municipalities” (CCM) as a “2021 Legislative Champion” and will be recognized at CCM’s annual convention at Mohegan Sun on November 30, 2021.

Zullo, expressing gratitude to CCM, explained, “I am honored, in just my second term, to have earned CCM’s trust and recognition.  I’ve enjoyed working with advocates at CCM to both protect the best interests of local taxpayers and to

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2021 Tax Amnesty Program

Posted on November 2, 2021

Hartford – The State of Connecticut has launched its 2021 Tax Amnesty program. To learn more about the program, you can visit The program runs from November 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution to those who have not filed, have under reported or have existing liabilities related to taxes owed to the State for any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020.

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Zullo Achieves 100% ‘Pro-Business’ Voting Record According to CT’s Business Industry Association

Posted on October 22, 2021

HARTFORD – The Connecticut Business Industry Association (CBIA) recently released its 2021 legislative voting record scores. CBIA represents hundreds of businesses throughout Connecticut and advocates to the legislature on their behalf. The scores generated are based on the legislator’s support of the various topics endorsed by CBIA. State Rep. Joe Zullo (R-East Haven) was recognized by the organization as having achieved a 100% ‘pro-business’ voting record.

Zullo stood with the business community

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Scheduled Lane Closures on Bridge over Lake Saltonstall in East Haven

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing a single-lane closure on Interstate 95 (I-95) Northbound and Southbound over Lake Saltonstall in East Haven beginning October 15…

The project consists of rehabilitating the existing bridge and roadway over Lake Saltonstall. Improvements include bridge deck repair, joint replacement, and repaving both Northbound and Southbound Lanes of I-95 between Exits 52-53. Traffic will be impacted for only a 2-week timeframe instead of an 8-week duration

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 12, 2021

October is domestic violence awareness month. Advocacy efforts to decrease incidences of domestic violence have made a significantly positive impact on how the legislature has responded to this issue. Consequently, the state continues to make progress in curbing incidences of domestic violence.

Earlier in the year, I proudly supported a new law that expands the legal definition of ‘domestic violence’ to include coercive behavior. Too often, victims of domestic violence crimes feel trapped in a helpless

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