House Republican Leader Themis Klarides Calls on Democrats to Aid in Blocking Cuts to Senior Meals

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Admin


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HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides today called upon Democrats to join in efforts to block Gov. Malloy’s scheduled cut of $2 million from senior meals programs when the legislature convenes in a veto session June 25.

Malloy wants to cut the money to help balance the state budget.

“Of all the places the Governor could have chosen to make these cuts he picked out a vital program that feeds the elderly and needy. There are other items he could have selected that make more sense and would not directly affect such a large and vulnerable population,’’ Klarides said.

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Orange Lawmakers Talk Legislative Session over Coffee

Posted on June 8, 2018 by admin


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ORANGE – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114) and State Reps. Charles Ferraro (R-117) and Pam Staneski (R-119) hosted a coffee hour on Friday, June 2nd at Chip’s Family Restaurant to have a casual conversation about the 2018 legislative session. The lawmakers discussed the bipartisan budget, reform for more efficient special needs treatment and addressed senior issues with representatives of AARP.

The lawmakers encourage those who were unable to make it to visit cthousegop.com to find a copy of the 2018 Major Public Acts Report, which provides detailed analysis of bills passed during the session.

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Statement from House GOP Leader Klarides on Gov. Malloy’s Veto of Legislation Securing Education Funding for Towns and Cities

Posted on June 2, 2018 by admin


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“The punitive and spiteful actions that Gov. Malloy took in cutting school funding for towns and cities after the bipartisan budget was passed warranted the protections the legislature enacted this spring. The veto-proof margins in both the House and Senate that supported our actions are evidence that the Governor is on the wrong side of this issue.”

– Statement from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on Gov. Malloy’s Veto of Legislation Securing Education Funding for Towns and Cities