State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus: Committee Vote on Tolls March 20th

Posted on March 19, 2019 by jdooley


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The legislature’s Transportation Committee on Wednesday will likely decide whether to advance a bill to implement tolls in Connecticut. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., and it will likely be shown on CT-N.

I want you to know that I remain opposed to the installation of tolls in Connecticut.

Residents and employers simply can’t afford it— especially when combined with the numerous tax hikes being proposed by Governor

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Rep. Zupkus Recognizes Prospect Resident

Posted on March 18, 2019 by jdooley


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PROSPECT – State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) recognized Prospect resident Carmen Accuosti for donating his 19th gallon of blood through the Blood Mobile.

Mr. Accuosti was presented with an official state citation commending him on his selfless acts.

“This selfless act of kindness has made a big difference in the lives of over 400 patients. We want to thank you for your generosity and compassion for others. You are truly an inspiration to all,” said Rep. Zupkus, who is a member of the Public Health

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State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus: Public Hearing on State Tax Hikes

Posted on March 14, 2019 by jdooley


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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: 

State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus: Response to Gov.’s State Budget Proposal

Posted on February 26, 2019 by jdooley


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On February 20th, Gov. Ned Lamont presented his much anticipated first budget plan to the General Assembly.

I had been optimistic about Governor Lamont bringing a business-style approach to state government. He has consistently been open to all good ideas and sensible viewpoints, seems steadfast in his commitment to collaboration and inclusivity. It is my hope the Governor continues to display some of these qualities as we move forward in the legislative session, because many of the proposals outlined

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State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus: Information on Public Hearing for Forced School Regionalization Bills

Posted on February 25, 2019 by jdooley


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School Regionalization Update

On Friday, March 1 at 1:00 pm in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building there will be an Education Committee Public Hearing on the school regionalization bills.

Let me be clear: I am unequivocally opposed to any forced regionalization bill, or

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Zupkus, Prospect Lawmakers Hear from Residents

Posted on February 21, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) and State Senator Rob Sampson (R-16) hosted a legislative coffee hour with dozens of Prospect constituents at the Dairy Bar last week.

Now that the legislative session is underway both Sen. Sampson and Rep. Zupkus wanted to hear from their constituents on the major state issues likely to be considered this year in the General Assembly.

Some of the issues discussed with the crowd were: a proposed tax on groceries, a proposed tax on prescription medication,

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State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus with a State Capitol Update

Posted on February 6, 2019 by jdooley


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WATCH:

My Video on School Districts

There is a proposal to force our towns to regionalize their school district, view my response.

No Grocery Tax

There are discussions to add a state sales tax to your groceries. I oppose any tax on your families’ groceries .

WATCH:

My

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State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus Explains the Legislative Process

Posted on February 4, 2019 by jdooley


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Since there are many bills this legislative session, I thought I would share how proposed legislation actually becomes law.

This year, 2019, is the long session running from January to June. Every legislator is permitted to propose individual bills to the committees of cognizance and also the General Assembly crafts a two-year state budget.

Although every legislator can propose a bill, the committees have discretion which bills they will raise for a public hearing. When committees are raising bills

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Rep. Lezlye Zupkus Working to Make State Government More Affordable

Posted on January 29, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- For the 2019 legislative session, State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) has put forward several pieces of legislation to reduce the size of government an additionally she has come out against proposals that will have a devastating effect on the families of Cheshire.

As a member of the House Republican leadership team, Rep. Zupkus and her leadership have worked to address many of the inefficiencies that currently exist in state government and looking for ways to reduce state spending.

Rep. Zupkus Opposes Grocery Tax

Posted on January 29, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) today said she opposes the concept of applying a state sales tax to groceries and non-prescription medicine.  

The concept is under consideration by Gov. Ned Lamont, according to published news media reports.  

Rep. Zupkus said, “This tax hike will harm the families of Bethany, Cheshire and Prospect. Taxing our family food, milk, bread and cold medicine for a quick money grab is unacceptable.” 

Groceries and non-prescription medicine are not subject to the

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