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Rep. Zullo Statement on Racially Insensitive Comments in Planning & Development Hearing

Posted on March 22, 2021

Rep. Winkler’s comments are repugnant, insensitive, and unacceptable.  Their utterance was either an appalling lapse of judgment or a reflection of Rep. Winkler’s latent bias toward the Asian-American community.  Neither explanation is acceptable.  It’s even more concerning that it took the prodding of colleagues and mounting media pressure to coerce an apology from Rep Winkler.  The arrogance of power, in this context, is horrifying.  Retracting his comments and apologizing was a necessary start and

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Rep. Zullo Supports Legislation Reasserting Legislature as Co-equal Branch of Government

Posted on March 18, 2021

Hartford – The legislature has been in a state of limbo since it halted its business for the pandemic in the spring of 2020. State Rep. Joe Zullo (R-East Haven) voted in favor of a new bill that will require Gov. Lamont to vet his COVID-relief spending plans through the legislature. During a House Session held earlier this week, the chamber took unanimous action on HB 6555 An Act Concerning Legislative Oversight of COVID-19 Relief Funding.

“Last summer I joined fellow legislators to begin dialogue

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Posted on February 9, 2021

Residents over the age of 65 can now begin to sign up for vaccination appointments. The following data represents the total number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Connecticut, as reported to the state as of Monday, Feb. 8:

  • First doses administered: 387,174
  • Second doses administered: 129,907
  • Total doses administered: 517,081

So far, the state has vaccinated 56 percent of its population over the age of 75. Connecticut remains in the top four states in the nation for vaccine distribution.

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Rep. Zullo Proposes Re-tooling Affordable Housing, Expanding Outdoor Learning Initiatives in Broad 2021 Legislative Agenda

Posted on January 25, 2021

On Monday, East Haven State Rep. Joe Zullo (R, 99) announced his 2021 legislative agenda, which includes proposals to re-tool the State’s affordable housing regulations and expand outdoor learning initiatives for schools in the wake of the pandemic

Zullo explained, “State statutes impose burdensome planning and zoning standards on towns like East Haven which fail to meet the minimum ten-percent affordable housing stock threshold. Developers often exploit this technicality to gain approval for dense,

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Rep. Zullo Capitol Statement

Posted on January 6, 2021

The violence and the siege that unfolded in our nation’s capitol today, like the violence and looting stemming from protests over the past six months, is unacceptable.  Violence, in stark contrast to peaceful protest, contributes nothing to our discourse and frustrates healthy dialogue.  As I wrote in an op-ed many months ago, it is up to us all to approach each day with minds and hearts open enough to ensure the continued success of our democracy.  We need to be brave enough to depolarize our discourse,

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Zullo Elevated to Ranking Member on General Assembly’s “Planning and Development” Committee

Posted on December 4, 2020

Hartford – On Friday, Minority Leader Vin Candelora (R, 86) announced his 2021-2023 house committee assignments, including the promotion of 99th assembly district representative Joe Zullo to “ranking member” on the assembly’s “Planning and Development” committee.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as ranking member on the ‘Planning and Development’ committee.  I have a strong background in municipal government, housing, and zoning matters borne from eight years of experience as town attorney

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Zullo Announces Early, Late, and Weekend In-District Office Hours throughout December

Posted on December 1, 2020

EAST HAVEN—State Rep. Joe Zullo on Tuesday announced he will hold in-district office hours with constituents by appointment ahead of the 2021 legislative session.

“I understand that traditional ‘nine to five’ office hours aren’t always convenient for constituents with families or those who work second or third shifts, and to accommodate as many schedules as possible I’m holding early, late, and weekend office hours throughout December,” Zullo said. “State lawmakers are most effective when the work

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Zullo Assists in Organizing “Farmers to Family Food Box” Event

Posted on August 5, 2020

On Wednesday, State Rep. Joe Zullo announced that he, along with Deputy Minority Leader Vin Candelora and other local representatives, will be coordinating a “Farmers to Family Food Box” event this Friday, August 7th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Connecticut Sportsplex in North Branford.
“Food insecurity and hunger are real problems in East Haven, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m appreciative of the efforts of individuals in Connecticut who are quarterbacking this great

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Governor, State Department of Education Release Schools Reopening Document

Posted on July 4, 2020

Governor Lamont and the state’s Department of Education have issued requirements and guidance for the reopening of schools this fall. Check out their document by clicking on the image below.

We’re all in this together

Posted on June 25, 2020

Basic discourse and politics are more polarized than ever. We see that fact borne out on television every day in the unrest playing out across our country. We saw it in our own backyard recently, in the heated interactions between groups in New Haven regarding the removal of the Columbus statue. We need to be brave enough to reverse this dangerous, intolerant trend, especially if we want to be successful tackling issues like racism and discrimination.

I do not support racism or violence in any context.

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