Waterbury state representative owes back taxes

State Capitol in Hartford (WTNH / Tom Parent)

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Waterbury state representative owes back taxes to the city for a restaurant he partly owns, as a challenger who wants his job in the legislature makes a political issue of the unpaid bill.

The Republican-American reports that Rep. Anthony J. D’Amelio blamed the weak economy and $50,000 required to replace air conditioning units. He says he is committed to paying the tax bill.

D’Amelio, a Republican, says the last two years were the toughest of his 31 years in business.

Independent Party candidate Ray Rivard questions D’Amelio’s claims of leadership.

PGT Enterprises, the business responsible for real estate taxes, owes $3,305 in taxes and interest from last year and missed an $8,549 payment this year, adding $513 in interest.

The restaurant also owes $1,979 in personal property taxes for equipment and fixtures.

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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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