Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin
State Representative Stephanie Cummings was joined by the entire Waterbury legislative delegation to honor Waterbury Police Officer, K-9 handler and 2019 Police Officer of the Year , Jon Krchnavy in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Cummings acknowledged his accomplishment during remarks recognizing that may 12-18 is National Police Week, and May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Peace Officers Memorial Day was originally proclaimed by President Kennedy, and then established by Congress in 1962…
Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin
In an effort to reduce opioid abuse and the potential for overdose, State Representatives Tony D’Amelio (R-71) and Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today joined their colleagues who voted unanimously to make it a felony to distribute or sell the synthetic opioid fentanyl.
HB 5524 – An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl – formally classifies the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a narcotic substance, and further defines the compounds or components of fentanyl as narcotic substances, including…
Posted on May 14, 2019 by admin
Rep. Stephanie Cummings was joined by representatives from the YMCA, Waterbury Police PAL and Waterbury Parks and Recreation during a Saturday morning water safety event held at the Greater Waterbury YMCA.
Even though she didn’t get to swim, Rep. Cummings and her friends connected with dozens of children, parents and guardians during the event.
As part of their Water Safety Month programming, the YMCA showcased their efforts to educate and empower local youth, including demonstrating their free learn…
Posted on May 13, 2019 by admin
State Representatives Stephanie Cummings (R-74) and Tony D’Amelio (R-71) look forward to meeting with constituents on Friday, June 7th during an End of Session Legislative Update at the Waterbury Senior Center from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The lawmakers invite constituents to share their concerns and ideas, and to ask questions about the recently completed 2019 legislative session.
This event is free and open to Waterbury citizens.
The Waterbury Senior Center is located at 1985 East Main St., in Waterbury.…
Posted on May 9, 2019 by admin
During debate on a bill to implement a $15 minimum wage, I tried to ask several questions regarding how the plan, which sets forth for automatic increases without legislative oversight, would be implemented, including if the wage would be automatically reduced if the economy faced significant challenges. I also asked for specifics to a proposal to reduce the wage if there are consistent reductions in the index. Shockingly, the proponent of the bill rudely refused to answer all of my questions.
Posted on May 7, 2019 by admin
State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) is encouraging legislators, staff and visitors to the state capitol complex during the week of May 12-18 to recognize the State Capitol Police, State Police and all local police departments for National Police Week.
“While many honor their commitment to the people of our state on a daily basis in their own quiet way, I think it’s wonderful to come together and show our appreciation and let these brave officers know how much we truly appreciate them and…
Posted on May 6, 2019 by admin
With temperatures warming up and summer just around the corner, State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today announced she is bringing several local groups together to promote water safety and interest in Waterbury’s community pools and warm weather amenities.
As part of their Water Safety Month programming, the YMCA will showcase their efforts to educate and empower local youth, including demonstrating their free learn to swim program – the Safety Around Water – and other water safety programs…
Posted on May 2, 2019 by admin
Democrats have unveiled two budget plans for 2019 – Governor Lamont’s budget and the Appropriations/Finance Committee (Democrats’) budget – that seek to substantially increase your taxes to pay for increased state spending.
Despite saying otherwise, both proposals increase spending and taxation. The Democrats’ budget actually spends about $112 million more than Governor Lamont’s plan over two years, even though his proposal is approximately $1.9 billion higher than the bipartisan budget adopted last…
Posted on April 25, 2019 by admin
Democrats who control the legislature have spent three months promoting their desire to bring tolls back to Connecticut’s highways, acting as though it’s the only solution to fund improvements to Connecticut’s roads and bridges. They passed three tolls-related bills out of the Transportation Committee, and we await the result of their efforts to meld those bills into one final piece of legislation.
Meanwhile, I’ve advocated for an alternative called Prioritize Progress, and this Senate and House…
Posted on April 23, 2019 by admin
Citing the still-struggling state economy and projected multi-billion dollar state budget deficit, State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) today voted against another employee contract that awards substantial salary and benefit increases to a small group of already well-paid union state employees.
The current contract – the fifth such contract for union workers this session – provides a 13% salary increase over the next two years and an additional $2,000 lump sum payout for Deputy Wardens…