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Sen. Miner, Rep. Harding Renew Call for Public Clarity on CT DEEP Housatonic Meadows Hazard Tree Removal Project

Posted on January 13, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) and State Rep. Stephen Harding (R-Brookfield), ranking members of the legislature’s Environment Committee, today issued a statement calling for additional documents from the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in connection with its ongoing widespread hazard tree removal at Housatonic Meadows State Park and Housatonic Meadows Campground.

DEEP and/or one of its contractors began this high-volume hazard tree removal beginning

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Danbury Delegation Applauds $1.4 Million Grant-in-Aid to Renovate War Memorial

Posted on December 15, 2021


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DANBURY – Area lawmakers are praising a bipartisan effort that has resulted in the placing of a $1.4 million grant-in-aid on the Dec.21 State Bond Commission’s Agenda for renovations to the Danbury War Memorial, including upgrades to the utility, fire alarm and sprinkler systems. (See Item #53).

“I am thankful to the State Bonding Commission for the authorization of these critical funds for the Danbury War Memorial,” Rep. Stephen Harding (R-107th) said. “This memorial has served as a historic and

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Rep. Harding Helping the Salvation Army Raise Money for Local Families

Posted on December 10, 2021


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HARTFORD – On Friday, December 17th, State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) will be volunteering to help raise money for local families this holiday season by ringing bells as part of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

WHEN: Friday, December 17
WHERE: CVS, 14 Candlewood Lake Rd., Brookfield
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

All kettle donations stay in the communities where the funds are collected and the money helps to provide meals, shelter, toys, clothing, and many other services throughout

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Rep. Harding Receives Perfect Score from Leading Business Organization

Posted on September 20, 2021


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has released their ‘2021 State House Voting Records’ annual report and State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) was recently awarded a 100% score by the organization for his business-friendly votes.

“Now more than ever, it is critical that businesses throughout our state have the support of their government, and confidence in that Government’s ability to legislate policies that encourage their growth and expansion,” Rep. Harding

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Rep. Harding Opposes Extension to Governor’s Executive Authority

Posted on July 15, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) voted today in opposition to H.R. 202, a resolution that would allow Governor Lamont to continue to run the state through his use of executive order until September 30. Part of this extension allows the Governor to continue his mask mandate upon all children in schools throughout the state.

“We are at a time in this crisis for our legislature to finally step up and do our job,” Rep. Harding said. “There is no reason, particularly after conducting

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Rep. Harding to Hold Post-Session Legislative Update

Posted on July 12, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) would like to invite area residents to join him in Brookfield for a Coffee and Conversation legislative update to discuss the 2021 session. Rep. Harding will also address any other questions residents may have related to state government.

WHEN:
Thursday, July 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Jesters Coffee, 331 Federal Road, Brookfield

If you are unable to make the event but would like to connect with the representative, please call the

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LOCAL AQUATIC SITES TO RECEIVE GRANT FROM CT DEEP

Posted on May 4, 2021


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced the inaugural recipients of grant funding via the Aquatic Invasive Species Program.  Lake Kenosia in Danbury, Ball Pond in New Fairfield, and Candlewood Lake were among the locations selected to receive these funds.

The Housatonic Valley Association will receive $25,500 to remove water chestnut from Lake Kenosia. The Candlewood Lake Authority will receive $26,711 to create a Watershed Steward Program that

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Harding, Republicans Oppose New Gas Tax

Posted on April 30, 2021


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HartfordState Representative Steve Harding joined fellow Republicans and leaders from the fuel and food industries to speak out against a newly proposed gas tax. You can watch the press conference by clicking here.

The new gas tax will be implemented as a revenue mechanism to fund the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). The program is designed to achieve a zero-carbon environment through a series of stark policy changes and mandated caps on Connecticut suppliers, ultimately driving up

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Op-ed: Rep. Harding Provides his Thoughts on the Governor’s Biannual Budget

Posted on April 26, 2021


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As with the rest of this nation, Connecticut’s primary focus needs to be continuing the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and rolling out vaccines to millions of our residents. I stand committed to this cause for those in my district and across our State and look forward to continuing to work with the Governor’s Office in this historic effort.

As our state continues in this fight though, many important issues affecting our state’s future on the other side of this pandemic are being reviewed and

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Rep. Harding Votes ‘No’ on Bill That Could Increase Gas Tax Up to .26 Cents Per Gallon

Posted on April 14, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107), Ranking Member of the legislatures Environment Committee, voted against a measure that could see increases to the state’s gas prices by as much as .26 cents per gallon.

The proposal, SB-884, An Act Reducing Transportation-Related Carbon Emissions, included within the governor’s budget recommendations, would require fuel suppliers to purchase emissions allowances auctioned by our State’s DEEP. These allowance auctions will increase the cost

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