Kennedy Supports CT State Budget Agreement **VIDEO**

Posted on June 7, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On early Tuesday morning, the Connecticut House of Representatives successfully passed the Biennial State Budget Agreement for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. Classified as House Bill 6941, the 832-page budget document was delivered to legislators’ desks at 3:00AM on Monday morning, giving representatives only a few hours to unpack all its details before casting their final vote.


The $51 billion budget, spent over the course of two years, adopted several aspects

Kennedy Participates in Social Media Roundtable at Amity High School

Posted on May 15, 2023


(WOODBRIDGE) — On May 15th, State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) joined Senator Chris Murphy and other elected officials as they discussed the “Protecting Kids on Social Media Act”, introduced at the federal level. The roundtable discussion invited students, parents, teachers, and legislators to share their experiences with social media and how it affects our youth and education today.

In their conversation, students had the opportunity to ask about the bill, the legislative process, and other

Kennedy Shares a Mid-Session Update **VIDEO**

Posted on May 11, 2023


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

In the video link below, I wanted to share a mid-session update on some of the bills, amendments, and conversations that all voters should be aware of, especially in Milford and Orange. I encourage you to take a moment to view my brief session update and to also sign up for my email list at the top of my homepage for more frequent session updates!


Please don’t forget to fill out my Legislative Session Survey to make your voice known as we wrap-up

House Republicans Unveil Biennial Budget Proposal

Posted on May 2, 2023


HARTFORD— State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) joined fellow House Republicans on Tuesday and released a balanced budget proposal that provides more than $1 billion in broad-based tax relief to Connecticut residents while also making historic investments in education and providing more funding for nonprofit providers.

“As an advocate for our families, students, and local non-profits, I am excited to join my colleagues in unveiling a budget that provides significant income tax relief, a long-term

Take My 2023 Legislative Survey!

Posted on April 12, 2023


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Below, I encourage you to fill out my 2023 Legislative Survey which includes a brief set of questions on what issues matter most to YOU! Your participation in this survey will help me to better represent your interests as our legislature begins to vote on key bills on the House floor.

To access the form, please click the link here: Rep. Kennedy 2023 Legislative Survey

This survey consists of questions relating to both state and local issues ranging from the economy to

Milling and Resurfacing Project Scheduled on I-95 in Milford & Orange

Posted on April 12, 2023


The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced scheduled milling and resurfacing of parts of Interstate 95 in Milford and Orange, CT. The project will extend from Exits 35 to 41, both northbound and southbound, replacing the existing wearing surface and repair pavement structure on I-95 and certain exit ramps.

The project is scheduled from April 10th to October 27th, 2023 with expected work hours to occur between 6:00PM and 5:00AM on weekdays. Please stay advised of any road or lane closures

An Update on Key Domestic Violence Proposals

Posted on March 27, 2023


In January, I wrote about the steps being taken in Hartford to increase protections for the victims of domestic violence cases. This is a topic that not only continues to spread across our state, but something that especially hits home for us in Milford.

Recently, I submitted testimony to the Judiciary Committee as they considered proposed legislation that would implement protections, victim services, and stronger penalties for those who commit intimate partner and domestic violence crimes in Connecticut.

Kennedy Supports Rare Disease Research

Posted on March 23, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On Thursday, State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) attended the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Press Conference to demonstrate her support for expanding research, support programs, and awareness of rare diseases that affect Connecticut residents. In May of 2022, Connecticut officially established a Rare Disease Advisory Council (RDAC) which gives individuals an opportunity to make formal recommendations to health care legislation that will improve the lives of

Public Hearing on Repealing the Highway Use Tax – March 10th!

Posted on March 6, 2023


On Friday, March 10th, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee will host a public hearing to consider House Bill 5290, An Act Sunsetting the Highway Use Tax. This Republican-led proposal was initially denied a public hearing by Democratic colleagues, until House Republicans used a parliamentary procedure securing the 51 required signatures to force a public hearing for a bill.

The public hearing will occur on Friday, March 10th at 2:00PM in the Legislative Office Building Room 2E. The hearing

Is Safe Driving a Priority Anymore? – March Editorial

Posted on February 23, 2023


How many of you have asked these questions recently: “What is going on with driving nowadays?”, “Am I the only safe driver?”, or my favorite, “Is it national bad driver day today?” Anyone who commutes between Milford and Hartford almost every day, accessing both interstate highways, like me, knows that avoiding bad and unsafe drivers is a common challenge. The worst part? The number of cases is growing.

Following the release of 2021 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)