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Kennedy Named Women in Government State Director

Posted on February 6, 2023


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(MILFORD) — On Friday, State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) was selected to be the newest Connecticut State Director for Women in Government (WIG). Each year, the federal organization recognizes female elected officials in state government across the country that have demonstrated leadership in their state and communities.

For over 30 years, WIG has provided women legislators with policy resources, hosted conferences, travel scholarships, and nationwide presentations working towards the development

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Rep. Kennedy Joins Chaz & AJ in the Morning to Talk CT Transportation Bills

Posted on January 31, 2023


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(MILFORD) — On Tuesday, State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) joined Chaz and AJ in the Morning on 99.1 WPLR to discuss Rep. Kennedy’s perspective on proposed legislation as the new Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee. Following an interview last week with House Republican Leader, Vincent Candelora (R-86), Rep. Kennedy was invited to dive deeper into some key bills she has seen proposed during this session.

The conversation revolved around two proposed bills the Transportation Committee

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Kennedy Votes in Support of State Police Contract

Posted on January 25, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — Today, State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119)  joined the House General Assembly as she considered House Resolution 9, Proposing the Approval of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Connecticut, and the CT State Police Union. Last week, joint members of the Appropriations Committee held a public hearing and committee vote where H.R. 9 was approved for House floor debate.

The State Police Contract consists of several new approaches to encouraging State Police recruitment,

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Kennedy Joins House Republicans as they Unveil Session Priorities for Cannabis Safety

Posted on January 24, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) joined House Republicans on Tuesday as they unveiled their caucus proposals aimed at creating a safer environment surrounding the recreational use and retail sale of cannabis.

“When it comes to our state’s fledgling cannabis marketplace, the umbrella message emanating from the Governor’s office is, unfortunately, one of shining positivity that in our opinion is at odds with the concerns of not just many residents, but also state mental health

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Reps. Kennedy, Ferraro Unveil a Better Way to Energy Affordability

Posted on January 19, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — On January 17th, State Representative Charles Ferraro (R-117) and Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) joined House and Senate Republicans in releasing a comprehensive plan to combat record energy expenses in Connecticut. The package of proposals presents a long-term solution to reducing the costs of electric bills, ultimately making state energy programs more affordable.

More specifically, the plan consists of policies which will serve to lower energy costs for CT families by more than

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Rep. Kennedy (R-119) Attends Swearing in and Receives Committee Assignments for the 2023 Legislative Session

Posted on January 9, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — On January 4th, State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) was officially sworn in at the opening-day ceremonies of the 2023 Legislative Session. Additionally, each member of the General Assembly also received their legislative committee assignments and ranking member appointments.

Rep. Kennedy was proud to be appointed Ranking Member on the Transportation Committee and will also be serving on the Appropriations Committee, Education Committee, and Public Health Committee. The role of

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Rep. Kennedy (R-119) Appointed Ranking Member of Transportation Committee

Posted on December 13, 2022


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HARTFORD — Last week, Representative Kathy Kennedy was appointed Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee by House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora (R-86). The role of a Ranking Member is to serve as the leader of the minority party in committee meetings and collaborate with Committee Leadership in proposing bills and legislation.

“I am so grateful for this new challenge in a leadership role on the Transportation Committee,” commented Rep. Kennedy. “As Ranking Member,

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Rep. Kennedy (R-119) Joins CT Republicans in Calling for Special Session on LIHEAP Funding

Posted on September 1, 2022


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(HARTFORD) — Today, Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) joined House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) in calling for a special session to consider additional funding for the significantly insufficient Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan.

The official press conference was held this morning responding to CT Democratic lawmakers on the State’s Energy & Technology Committee, Human Services Committee, and

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) Receives a Perfect Score on CBIA’s 2022 State House Voting Record

Posted on July 7, 2022


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(HARTFORD) — The state’s leading business advocacy group, Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), has officially released its data illustrating how members of the CT State House of Representatives voted in 2022. According to the association, Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) earned a 100% voting score based on her unwavering support of several new pro-business laws.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as an advocate for CT businesses,” said Rep. Kennedy in response to the CBIA report.

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(HARTFORD) — As a Rising Diesel Tax Takes Effect, State Rep. Kennedy (R-119) Seeks a More Affordable Connecticut

Posted on July 1, 2022


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State Rep. Kennedy (R-119) of Milford and Orange responds to the 9-cent increase of the Diesel Fuel Tax on July 1, 2022.

“As soaring inflation becomes more familiar in Connecticut, middle- and working-class families become targets of financial pressures. By allowing unwanted fuel expenses to take effect during this difficult time, all Connecticut residents will see skyrocketing prices for a variety of other goods and resources, as simple and necessary as groceries and feminine health care products.”

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