Welcome!

I have lived my whole life in the 34th District. My childhood years were spent in East Hampton on Tartia Road and I moved to Moodus in 1986. Three years later, I graduated from Nathan Hale-Ray High School and have called this area home ever since. I pledge to work hard for my community - every day. It is truly an honor to be your Representative in the 34th District and your voice in the State Capitol. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support!

I am proud of my service to this district. I have attained a 100% voting record two years in a row and in 2013 obtained a 96% rating from a well known environmental group. I continue to call for decreased government spending, relief to business owners and support for local education decision making.

Have questions? Call me directly at (860) 615-9885 or the Hartford office at (800) 842-1423. You can also contact me through my 2014 re-election campaign website www.melissaziobron.com or my official state website www.repziobron.com.

Follow me on my daily journey as I give you an inside look into our district, various community events and local business news. You can find those social media links below to the right.


8/22/2014

Opposed to Higher Electric Rates?



Contact me...
Feel free to contact my office with any question, concern or state-related issue where I can help.
 
BY MAIL:
State Rep. Melissa Ziobron
Room 4200
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
 
BY PHONE OR FAX
(800) 842-1423 (Toll Free)
 
 
 
          
Hello Friends,
 
State utility regulators will soon hold public hearings on Connecticut Light & Power Co.'s request for a rate increase for delivering electricity effective Dec. 1.
 
 
If this rate hike is approved, the average non-heating residential customer's monthly bill would increase by $12.48.
 
Our electric bill is comprised of: a generation charge, a transmission, a customer service charge and distribution charge.
 
PURA is now reviewing the rate increase that CL&P has filed. Along with the office of Consumer Council and the Attorney General’s office, PURA has scheduled a public hearing to gather feedback. A comprehensive review of the rate case application will be conducted and a ruling issued. The generation charge is the bulk of our bill almost 54%. It is directly related to the consumption of energy and the biggest energy in our homes is air conditioners and dehumidifiers. The rate case increase has been filed by CL&P to cover their investment costs and their cost of doing business.
 
We will be closely monitoring PURA’s comprehensive review. The final decision is expected to be issued in early December, and it is believed that the rate increase will not be as steep.

If you are opposed to this potential increase, as I am, here's what you can do:
 
You can email your comments as soon as possible to Pura.Executivesecretary@ct.gov  
 
CC your email to me at Melissa.Ziobron@housegop.ct.gov  
 
Put "Docket Number 14-05-06" in the email's subject line.
 
The hearings will all take place at 6:30 p.m. in the following locations:
 
Aug. 27 at 10 Franklin Square, New Britain; Aug. 28 in the Stamford Government Center, 888  Washington Boulevard; Sept. 3 in New London City Hall.
 
I hope you will join me in speaking out.
Best,
 
 

8/21/2014

Update #3 Rte.82 Bridge Project

 
Since my last update, things are really moving along on the bridge replacement projects in the Village. The project is actually targeted right now to come in under budget and on time. Let's hope this continues! As of right now we are:
 
- 55% complete in calendar days
- a large crane will be coming in Friday, August 22nd to set #2 bridge
- sidewalk project is well underway in front of the actor housing area
- sidewalls for the sidewalk project will contain conduit for future lighting
- relocation of some CL&P poles back to their locations in September will occur
- extended contractor work hours are in place: Mon-Thur 9 hour days/ Fri 8 hours days
- two speeding indicators have been deployed around town
- reopen of one lane is still scheduled for November 1st
 
 
For project questions: John DiBiagio 860-873-8704
 




8/09/2014

Recent Legislative Email...

Contact me...
Feel free to contact my office with any question, concern or state-related issue where I can help.
 
BY MAIL:
State Rep. Melissa Ziobron
Room 4200
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106
 
BY PHONE OR FAX
(800) 842-1423 (Toll Free)
 
 
 
          
Hello Friends and Neighbors,
 
With the start of school just around the corner, I wanted to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week" which runs from Sunday, August 17 through Saturday, August 23.
 
The one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on all clothing and footwear costing less than $300 per item and runs from the third Sunday in August through the following Saturday.
 
Since sales tax is calculated after the use of any coupons or discounts, if the final price is less than $300, the sale is exempt from taxes. Clothing or footwear under $300 either rented or put on layaway is also tax-free. Purchases totaling more than $300 will have sales tax calculated on the full cost.
 
Tax Free Week was first enacted in 2000, and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use. Goods not covered under the program include items that are solely intended for use in sporting activities and accessories such as jewelry, watches, handbags, and wallets.
 
Clothing and footwear will be exempt from sales and use taxes during that week. Exempted are specialty boots for fishing, hiking, skiing and other activities, as well as wet suits, wallets, umbrellas, helmets and headbands.
 
A full list of qualifying and non-qualifying items can be found at the DRS website.
 
Also, I will be sponsoring an Open House at the State Capitol this month.  Details are below.
 
 
I hope this is helpful!
Best regards,