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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