Rep. Frey’s bill to establish cultural districts passes

Legislation originally proposed by State Rep. John Frey (R-111) to allow municipalities to create designated cultural districts to create awareness and promote economic development unanimously passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 21. “I’m pleased this important measure passed the House and I am hopeful the Senate and the governor will follow suit and sign this pro-business, pro-community legislation … read more

Rep. Frey announces reelection campaign team to help advance ‘Ridgefield First’ message

State Representative John Frey (R-111) today announced the senior members of his campaign team who will help him in his re-election campaign to the Connecticut House of Representatives to serve the 111th district, which consists of most of Ridgefield. “For my 2018 campaign, I plan to highlight how the past two state budgets we passed deviated substantially from previous budgets … read more

Letter: Three bills impacting Ridgefield pass finance committee

To the Editor: Last week, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee — which I sit on — approved three bill proposals that Ridgefield residents need to be aware of because of the long-term implications they would have on Connecticut’s future. The first piece of legislation explores ways to implement electronic tolling on our highways and represents what I think is … read more

Rep. Frey welcomes bipartisan passage of state budget

State Representative John Frey (R-111) expressed cautious optimism at the passage of the Republican budget through both chambers of the General Assembly early Saturday morning. It was a historic day after three Democratic State Senators broke ranks and voted for a Republican budget amendment which passed the Senate earlier that afternoon by a 21-15 vote, and the House passed the … read more

Rep. Frey: Sales tax proposal is 'maddening'

State Representative John Frey (R-111) reiterated his stance on state taxation today, maintaining that a sales tax increase is “still a tax increase” and he remains opposed to any attempts to raise taxes on Connecticut residents as a means to balance the state budget. Although no date has been set, majority legislative leadership has indicated a preference to vote on … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Toll revenue? Not so fast

I don’t think Connecticut’s historic budget crisis is a secret to anyone anymore. It is now manifestly well-known that our state faces a $5-billion budget deficit over the next two years, a mountain of unfunded pension liabilities, and a depleting collection of income taxes that looks more sluggish with every new tally. This budget crisis comes at a particularly inconvenient … read more

Frey pushes for elimination of Social Security tax

State Rep. John Frey (R-111) introduced legislation to the Connecticut General Assembly that would exempt all social security income and pension benefits from the state income tax. As a member of the Assembly’s Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee, Rep. Frey will play a significant role in advocating the passage of the bill (HB6381). Connecticut is one of 14 states that … read more

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