Zupkus Votes to Provide Heating Assistance to 82,000 CT Families

Posted on August 26, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- In a bi-partisan, unanimous vote to provide fuel assistance to low income families across Connecticut, State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) supported this year’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan in the Appropriations committee today.

During a joint meeting of the Appropriations, Energy, and Human Services committees, Zupkus voted unanimously for the federal block grant LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan) that helps low income households cover the costs of deliverable fuels. Read More

State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus: Tax Free Week August 18-24

Posted on August 9, 2019 by jdooley


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A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.
Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.
  • 2019 Sales Tax Free Week dates are: Sunday, August 18, through Saturday, August 24, 2019.
Tax Free Week

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Rep. Zupkus: New ‘Plastic Bag’ Tax Starts August 1st

Posted on July 31, 2019 by jdooley


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I want to remind the residents of Bethany, Cheshire, and Prospect that a new state law on placing a ten cent tax on plastic bags takes effect on August 1st.

The legislation, Public Act 19-117, which was a section of the state budget, creates a statewide plastic bag fee of .10 cents per “single-use checkout bag” that must be collected by retailers making sales in Connecticut.

The collectors of this fee include a “store” defined as any retailer who is registered for Connecticut sales tax that sells

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