Rep. Kennedy: Grocery Tax is Back; Hurting CT Families

Posted on September 13, 2019 by jdooley

HARTFORD – State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) along with Senate and House Republican colleagues announced newly released details on a grocery store tax included in the Democrat state budget set to go into effect October 1, 2019 which could potentially encompass all cooked food from a rotisserie chicken to eight ounces of soup.

The Democrat-approved 7.35% tax will be applied to a long list of food items that have never been taxed when sold in grocery stores before, according to the state Department

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy Op-Ed: Working to Make Schools Safer

Posted on September 6, 2019 by jdooley

Working to Make Schools Safer

By State Rep. Kathy Kennedy

To better address bullying in schools across the state, I strongly supported a bi-partisan proposal that works to evaluate, improve and strengthen bullying laws this past legislative session.

The legislation, (PA 19-166), An Act Concerning Safe School Climate Policies includes establishes an 33-member Social and Emotional Learning and School Climate Advisory Collaborative tasked with, monitoring school climate improvement efforts in the state;

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: Check Your Home Energy Efficiency

Posted on September 5, 2019 by jdooley

Dear Neighbors,

In preparation of colder months ahead this is a good time of year to check your home energy efficiency.

Windows, doors, and electrical outlets are all common areas for your cool/warm air to escape, causing air conditioner units and heaters to work harder and increase your energy usage. Weatherizing can help keep energy use down without sacrificing comfort.

Please know that both United Illuminating and Eversource offer a low-cost in-home assessment service program, called Home Energy

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