Kennedy Announces 2024 Legislative Priorities: Security & Service

Posted on February 2, 2024


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This week, I joined my colleagues in unveiling our 2024 Legislative Priorities. Emphasizing Security & Service, our plan will maintain the state’s fiscal stability while making Connecticut a more affordable and safe place to live.

️ Why it matters: It is important to understand what issues we will be addressing as we approach the start of the legislative session on Wednesday, February 7th.

>> **Find our full plan HERE: securityandservicect.com** <<

Rep. Kennedy February Editorial: “My Legislative Goals: 2024 Session”

Posted on January 31, 2024


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The 2024 Legislative Session is here, so what can we expect? Beginning on Feb. 7 and ending on May 8, this shorter session is ramping up to address resident concerns on electric vehicles, affordability, public safety and education, to name a few.

The big picture is that this session will primarily include bills and regulations that fall within the parameters of the state budget agreement, passed last June. That means any new bills or funding adjustments cannot exceed the

2024 Major Issues Report Released

Posted on January 17, 2024


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Recently, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR) released their 2024 Major Issues Report, highlighting what issues we may address during the upcoming Legislative Session.

I encourage you to take a look at this report to better understand the most pressing issues we expect to discuss in our committees, public hearings, and in the House chambers during session.

> For the COMPLETE report by OLR, click the link HERE. <

For additional questions about 2024 Legislative Session expectations, please never

Rep. Kennedy January Editorial: “Protecting those with Alzheimer’s”

Posted on January 3, 2024


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I want to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year! Before we get caught up in preparing for the 2024 Legislative Session which begins on February 7th, I want to take this opportunity to share a newly developed program that hits home for me and for many of us.

In December, the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter partnered with the CT State Police to create the “Bring Me Back Home” (BMBH) registry. The goal: locate and return any missing or wandering residents

Rep. Kennedy December Editorial: “New Year, New Session: What to Expect”

Posted on December 14, 2023


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

First, I want to personally wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! The New Year is right around the corner, and as we all prepare our resolutions and celebrations, it’s important to prepare for what new laws will define 2024 from early voting, to expanding the “bottle bill”, to implementing the most recent state budget agreement for Fiscal Year 24-25.

Although the 2024 Legislative Session will begin on February 7th and conclude on May 8th, new laws will

Milford’s Beth-El Center Receives IOREBTA Funding

Posted on December 14, 2023


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(MILFORD) — Last week, the Connecticut Housing Advisory Committee announced funding allocations for several non-profits that provide shelter and housing resources for refugees, the homeless, victims of domestic violence, and more. In their announcement, Milford’s Beth-El Center was awarded $10,000 to support their mission to serve in-need residents of the Greater New Haven area.

Applications for this funding were submitted to the Housing Advisory Panel who collaborates with the CT Housing Finance

It’s official: CT’s Proposed Vehicle Mandate has been Withdrawn!

Posted on November 28, 2023


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Thanks to YOU participating in our survey and contacting members of the Regulations Review Committee, our state officially pulled out of the proposal to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 last night!
➡The Next Steps: It’s important to commit to our environment without hurting our residents and consumers financially. Although this version of the proposal has been withdrawn, a revised version of this mandate is likely to return in the future. I look forward to keeping you updated on the

**Announcement: Milford Awarded State Arts Grants**

Posted on November 27, 2023


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(MILFORD) — Recently, the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development’s (DECD) Office of the Arts announced a total of $1,050,000 in state arts grants for CT arts organizations and municipalities. In their announcement, a local Milford arts organization received roughly $7,000 in  grant funding to support town events and other relevant arts programs.

The following Milford-based art organization was awarded a grant from the Supporting Arts Grant Program:

  • Milford Fine Arts Council

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Milford Microtransit Pilot Program

Posted on November 14, 2023


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I am pleased to announce that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will be awarding funding to nine transit districts across our state to develop and pilot an on-demand microtransit service.

Microtransit service is an accessible, on-demand mode of transportation that uses a smartphone app or phone number to request and schedule a ride within designated service areas.

This year, Milford Transit qualifies for funding authorized by Public Act 22-40, which

Rep. Kennedy Nov. 9 Editorial: “Staying Safe this Holiday Season”

Posted on November 9, 2023


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Since the beginning of October, the Milford Patch has reported over twenty stories concerning local crime and incidents of theft, many of which involve juveniles. Although the governor’s office reported a 6% decline in various crimes on average in 2022, I am still convinced that crime is one of the most pressing issues in our community.

For example, in the governor’s 2022 report, it’s critical to acknowledge that 8.1% of property crimes (7,209 instances) were vehicle thefts,

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