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Freshman lawmaker introduces bills to eliminate business entity tax, crack down on puppy mills

A bill to eliminate Connecticut’s $250 business entity tax has been introduced by a freshman lawmaker.  Bethel state Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan campaigned on the promise of making Connecticut a friendlier place for business and says the tax is a prime example of how red tape is hurting small businesses. 

He has introduced a bill to prohibit the sale of puppies and kittens raised under inhumane conditions.  Allie-Brennan says the target is controversial breeding facilities known as puppy mills or kitten factories, which often operate with little or no oversight.  He says the legislation will prevent people from unknowingly supporting a cruel industry. 

He says the overcrowded breeding farms have unsanitary conditions, inadequate food, water, and veterinary care. Allie-Brennan’s legislation would prohibit the sale of pets raised under these conditions.

The 2nd District includes parts of Danbury, Redding, and Newtown as well. 


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