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Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund

Posted on July 27, 2022


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Small businesses and nonprofit organizations with less than 100 full-time employees may be able to benefit from the newly created Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund. The program provides low interest non-forgivable loans to approved applicants between $5,000 and $500,000 (subject to eligibility).

Loans totaling less than $150,000 will have a 60-month repayment period while those totaling more than $150,000 will have a 72-month repayment period. These loans can be used for payroll, equipment, utilities

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Rep. Harding Receives 100% Score for Supporting Pro-Business Initiatives

Posted on July 7, 2022


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HARTFORD – The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) has released their ‘2022 State House Voting Records’ annual report and State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) recently received a 100% score for his support of business-friendly legislation.

 “I’m proud to stand alongside our business community and advocate on their behalf, not just in our area but throughout our state,” Rep. Harding said. “In order for them to thrive in Connecticut, they need our full support.”

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Closure and Detour of Old New Milford Road (Route 202) in Brookfield

Posted on May 19, 2022


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The Department of Transportation has announced the closure of Old New Milford Road in Brookfield beginning on/around Tuesday, May 31.

The project consists of addressing intersection and roadway safety improvements along Federal Road and Old New Milford Road between BJ’s Wholesale and Route 133, Junction Road. The project will provide designated turning lanes at intersections, improved sightlines and safety, wider shoulders, install sidewalks and repair the pavement structure.

ROAD CLOSURE AND DETOUR

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Rep. Harding Applauds Bonding for Brookfield YMCA

Posted on March 31, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) applauded the State Bond Commissions decision to approve a $350,000 grant-in-aid for the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut for the purpose of constructing new facilities to replace the old lodge building at Camp Greenknoll in Brookfield.

“The Greenknoll YMCA in Brookfield continues to provide critical opportunities for so many in our local community,” Rep. Harding said. “The repair at the Camp Greenknoll Old Lodge building will help address

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DANBURY DELEGATION OFFERS SUPPORT FOR PROTON THERAPY CANCER TREATMENT CENTER ON CITY’S WEST SIDE

Posted on March 16, 2022


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HARTFORD, Conn. — The Danbury delegation, including State Representatives Bob Godfrey (110th District), Ken Gucker (138th), Raghib Allie-Brennan (2nd), Patrick Callahan (108th) and Stephen Harding (107th) held an in-house press conference today in the Capitol Hall of Flags to announce their support for a proton therapy cancer treatment center at 85 Wooster Heights in Danbury.

The Danbury delegation has continued to support and work tirelessly with Danbury Proton to bring a cutting edge treatment

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Sen. Miner, Rep. Harding Join CT Republican Lawmakers’ Call for Suspending State Gas Tax

Posted on March 10, 2022


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HARTFORD – Chief Deputy Senate Republican Leader Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) and State Rep. Stephen Harding (R-Brookfield) today joined Connecticut Senate and House Republicans in calling on state lawmakers to temporarily suspend the state gross receipts tax on gasoline and demand that Connecticut’s federal Congressional delegation deliver on a federal gas tax cut proposal to provide immediate relief to Connecticut residents as gas prices surge.

Senator Miner and Representative Harding, along with

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Rep. Harding Highlights Legislative Priorities for the 2022 Session

Posted on February 23, 2022


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Less than a month into the 2022 session, State Representative Stephen Harding (R-107) has outlined his priorities for this legislative session. Atop the issues Rep. Harding hopes to address include the economy, environment, education, business, and mental health.

Economy
I would like to utilize Connecticut’s current surplus in a fiscally responsibly and prudent way.
It is also critical for our State to be implementing policies that will help to grow our economy. We have seen improvement in Connecticut’s

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House Republicans Host Danbury Juvenile Justice Forum  

Posted on January 27, 2022


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Danbury – State Representatives Pat Callahan (R-New Fairfield), Stephen Harding (R-Brookfield), and Craig Fishbein (R-Wallingford) hosted a Juvenile Justice Informational Forum via zoom on Wednesday evening. The forum consisted of a short presentation of various policy reforms that have accelerated the present-day issue of rising crime levels and specific legislative proposals to curb the trend in rising crime. In addition to the legislators, Danbury Police Sgt. John Krupinsky and New Fairfield’s

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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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