Breaking News

  • The state legislature, as part of a bipartisan package designed to provide some relief to taxpayers, has approved a one-week sales tax holiday on clothing and footwear items under $100 during April 10-16.
  • That will be in addition to the traditional tax-free week that will be held again in August for popular back-to-school sales.
  • After a one-hour debate, the state House of Representatives voted 143-0 in favor of the bill Wednesday afternoon; hours later, the state Senate approved it 33-0 Wednesday night.
  • The legislation would also suspend the 25-cents-per-gallon tax that Connecticut imposes on gasoline sales at the retail level, beginning April 1 through June 30.
  • The bill now goes to Gov. Lamont for his signature, which is expected.
  • You can read a copy of the legislation here.  Section 2 pertains to the April sales tax free week.
  • More about this week at the State Capitol in tomorrow’s Friday Facts.