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August 21, 2015
SPEAKER SHARKEY HAILS POSITIVE ECONOMIC INDICATORS/BLASTS GOP NEGATIVITY
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey hailed this week’s positive economic news and urged Republicans to stop gleefully predicting economic doom. READ MORE
Rep. Brendan Sharkey
August 1, 2015
ROOTING FOR STATE TO FAIL IS NOT LEADERSHIP
Speaker Sharkey points out in an op-ed that appeared in the Hartford Courant today how the constant negative rhetoric being spewed by state Republicans these days hurts our state and exposes a lack of leadership in the minority party. READ THE OP-ED IN THE COURANT HERE

July 30, 2015
REP CAROLINE SIMMONS: HOW TO MAKE CT MORE ECONOMICALLY COMPETITIVE
In an Op-Ed in the Stamford Advocate, Rep. Simmons argues that tax reform, and investing in education and transportation, are the key building blocks to making Connecticut more economically competitive. Read the whole article here.

July 28, 2015
COMPANIES GET TAX BREAK ON BUSINESS VEHICLES
Speaker Sharkey joined with some of his fellow Hamden legislators to visit Bob Williams, owner of Auto Sales II in town, to bring attention to the property tax savings businesses with motor vehicles can expect under the new state budget. READ MORE

July 1, 2015
NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT JULY 1
Taking effect today: Laws helping homeowners struggling with foreclosure, creating critical literacy programs for kids K-3, and expanding supplement and prescription drug coverage for seniors.READ MORE

June 30, 2015
HOUSE PASSES BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS, PROTECTS SERVICES AND PROVIDES PROPERTY TAX RELIEF WHILE ADDRESSING BUSINESS CONCERNS
This budget helps level the playing field for hard-working, middle class families by providing property tax relief, protecting critical services that they rely on, and investing in Connecticut's economic and transportation future. The budget responds to the concerns of many businesses in our state, while maintaining the safety net for our state's most vulnerable residents. For more on what passed read The CT Mirror article.

June 12, 2015
MAYORS UNDERSTAND IMPORTANCE OF STATE AID TO TOWNS ON LOCAL ECONOMIES
Seven mayors from throughout Connecticut joined me and other legislative leaders at the State Capitol today to praise the state budget passed last week by the General Assembly, pointing out how it provides increased public school aid and PILOT payments while cutting one of the most burdensome taxes in the state - the local property tax.
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Middlesex Community College
June 11, 2015
THANKS TO THE 2015 BUDGET, MANY CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS WILL SEE HUGE SAVINGS ON THEIR CAR TAXES
Residents of many towns and cities have paid unfairly high taxes on their cars. In many cases, the tax on cars in places like Hartford, New Haven, or New Britain for a modestly priced car like a Honda Accord can be much higher than those for the exact same cars in towns with lower mill rates. This budget caps the mill rate for cars across the state at 32, which will mean significant property tax cuts for many residents in 2016 and 2017. To find out how much you could save on selected car models, check out this table. READ MORE
Middlesex Community College
June 5, 2015
HOUSE AND SENATE PASS BUDGET ON LAST DAY OF SESSION
On the last day of Session Wednesday June 3, The House and Senate passed a biennial state budget package (HB 7061) that provides property tax relief to working families, protects the services that middle-class families rely on, and invests in a world-class transportation system to grow our economy. READ MORE
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