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Kennedy Stands with our School Resource Officers

Posted on July 31, 2020 by jdooley


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MILFORD- State Rep. Kathy Kennedy expressed concern today on federal legislation that would pave the way to remove school resource officers (SRO) from our local school districts.

Currently, Milford has five School Resource Officers, two in the high schools and three in the middle schools. The town of Orange has one SRO which covers Amity Middle School (grades 7-8) and four in the elementary schools.

 “As past president of the state PTA, I have seen firsthand the positive impact SRO’s has had on students

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy statement on Police Accountability Bill

Posted on July 28, 2020 by jdooley


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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy statement on Police Accountability Bill

Last week , I voted against a major police reform measure, because I believe at the end of the day, the bill could do more harm than good for the communities of Milford and Orange. I am disappointed in the legislative process which led to a rushed public hearing without all stakeholders at the table and a final bill put on our desk for debate starting at 1:30 am on Friday morning.

Yes, I wanted to fully support a true reform bill that

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Rep. Kennedy: Updated Department of Labor Info – New Contact Numbers

Posted on July 17, 2020 by jdooley


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Due to the pandemic, the Connecticut Department of Labor has been working to process a record number of unemployment claims, reduce wait times and system backlogs and provide much-needed assistance to struggling Connecticut workers.

Recently, the department announced that a new customer contact center is open and operational, and there’s a new, virtual assistant option for online assistance. The department also announced an updated website and contact numbers for those making claims.

NEW DOL Consumer

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Rep. Kennedy, Women Legislators Working Together to Protect our Seniors in Nursing Homes

Posted on June 17, 2020 by jdooley


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STATE CAPITOL/HARTFORD- Standing with her legislative colleagues in the bipartisan women’s caucus in front of the State Capitol with Governor Lamont at a press conference, State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and the group discussed their work and findings on how COVID-19 has impacted nursing homes residents, their families and the nursing home front line healthcare workers across the state and to announce their recommendations.

The bi-partisan group of female lawmakers are keen on making sure all necessary

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information and Resources

Posted on June 2, 2020 by jdooley


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:

Here are direct links for information on:

The following actions have been taken by Governor Lamont in a state-wide effort to mitigate the outbreak and provide Connecticut residents with appropriate

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Kennedy, Ferraro Call for Fix to Fee Increase to Clubs

Posted on May 15, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Reps. Kathy Kennedy and Charlie Ferraro this week said the General Assembly should make good on a promise to review and fix legislation passed last year that will have nonprofit clubs pay significantly more for their liquor permits.

A far-reaching omnibus liquor control bill that passed through the House of Representatives in June 2019 with scant opposition (140 to 5 vote) included the consolidation of multiple permits as a means to eliminate red tape.

Ahead of the vote, Republicans

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Rep. Kennedy: Nursing Home Information During COVID-19

Posted on April 28, 2020 by jdooley


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Nursing Homes

This week, new nursing home data was released. Unfortunately, nursing home residents make up 43% of the total coronavirus-related deaths that have been reported by the state’s Department of Public Health. The full nursing home data and analysis can be accessed by clicking here.

Gov. Lamont also issued an executive order, which strengthened the reporting requirements of Connecticut’s nursing homes and managed residential communities (assisted living facilities). According to the order,

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Rep. Kennedy: Small Business Loan Programs Restarts on April 27

Posted on April 27, 2020 by jdooley


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Second Round of Small Business Loans

With the passing of a second business relief package, the SBA will resume taking applications for business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Monday morning at 10:30am on April 27th.

The new package includes:

An additional $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with a greater focus on helping small businesses:

  • Minimum of $30 billion in PPP will be set aside for community development financial

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Rep. Kennedy Op-ed: Coronavirus: Ways to Help

Posted on April 22, 2020 by jdooley


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Coronavirus: Ways to Help

By Rep. Kathy Kennedy

In my last column I talked about sacrifice, acts of kindness and working together to fight the Coronavirus.

Last week, Governor Lamont put out the call urging volunteers from the general public to participate in Connecticut’s COVID-19 response efforts.

The state is asking people to consider taking on a volunteer role in their communities to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The state is launching a campaign seeking volunteers from the general public

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Kennedy: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Posted on April 2, 2020 by jdooley


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The Paycheck Protection Program is a federal initiative providing forgivable loans. This program is aimed specifically at small businesses with 500 or fewer employees, including nonprofit entities (including churches), veterans’ organizations, tribal concerns, self-employed individuals, sole proprietorships and independent contractors. Businesses with more than 500 employees are eligible in certain industries.

The program has a total funding level of $349 billion and is administered by

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