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Klarides Calls for Override on Gov. Malloy’s Veto of Bipartisan Bill to Restore Benefits for Seniors, Disabled

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“It is unsurprising, but unfortunate, that the Governor has added to the angst of more than 100,000 Connecticut seniors and disabled with this veto. On the one hand, the Governor blocks statutory assurance that these most at-risk people will receive the benefits they rely upon. Then he declares that some who receive Medicaid have no requirement to seek employment if they are able. 2018 promises to be a interesting year in Hartford.”

The Medicare Savings Plan was approved with veto-proof margins in both the House and Senate.

2018 Major Issues Report Now Available

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The state’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2018 legislative session that begins Feb. 7. Topics included range from concussions in youth sports and the state budget to senior center resources and utility storm response. You can view or download the report by clicking here. As always, feel free to contact my office at 800-842-1423 or via email at themis.klarides@housegop.ct.gov if you have questions, concerns or ideas about issues related to state government.

Statement on the Passage of the Medicare Savings Plan Bill

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Statement from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on the Passage of the Medicare Savings Plan Bill

“The House sent a strong message today with its overwhelming support for restoring much-needed resources for more than 100,000 elderly and disabled Connecticut residents who rely on Medicare for their healthcare needs. The state’s dire fiscal condition has made this year a challenging one when it comes to balancing the budget and setting priorities, and while there will be difficult decisions in the months ahead, today we were able to provide this group of people a bit of the stability they’ll need to budget for their health care costs heading into the summer.”

Klarides Sisters Help Collect Items for Veterans

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DERBY- House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria wrapped up their annual Veterans Drive on Tuesday, dropping off boxes full of donated clothes, comfort items, and games to the Errera Community Care Center located in West Haven.

“We want to thank the valley residents who helped us collect these much-needed items for Veterans,” said the Klarides Sisters. “We must always remember those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms, and work to ensure that veterans never go without a roof over their head, food on their plate or access to high-quality health-care.”

The lawmakers continued, “Our doors are always open to veterans that need assistance navigating state government. We also encourage veterans to visit the Errera Community Care Center whose dedicated staff provides excellent services and care.”

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