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PURA Hearings on Utility Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on October 14, 2020 by jdooley


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In August, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) initiated a docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’  responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls. Any legislator or member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the web links:

Rep. Kennedy: DOT Installation of Centerline Rumble Strips on Route 121 in Orange

Posted on August 28, 2020 by jdooley


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing night work for the installation of centerline rumble strips on Route 121 in Orange.

The project consists of the installation of centerline rumble strips for 0.62 mile on Route 121 in Orange. Rumble strips are a proven safety countermeasure and will minimize the number of lane departure crashes. The rumble strips will alert drivers through noise and vibration should their vehicle veer off into an opposing lane of traffic. This project is scheduled

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Kennedy Reminds Residents Upcoming Hearings RE: United Illuminating – Start Today

Posted on August 27, 2020 by jdooley


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Please see information below about the upcoming hearings regarding United Illuminating’s rate increase request and their response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

Energy and Technology Committee: August 27, 10:30 am

On August 27 at 10:30 am, the legislative Energy and  Technology Hearing will be hosting an informational forum via Zoom. This hearing is expected to cover a far-ranging set of issues, from the role of state utility regulators and the process of setting rates to utility staffing levels and how

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Milford Lawmakers Call for Repeal of Sales Tax on Face Masks

Posted on August 25, 2020 by jdooley


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Milford Lawmakers Call for Repeal of Sales Tax on Face Masks

HARTFORD- With talk the legislature could reconvene in September for Special Session, State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) are calling for the outright repeal of the state sales tax on face masks and other personal protection products, like face shields and latex/rubber gloves, particularly in light of the governor calling on all state residents to wear face masks in public places to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Rep. Kennedy: Tax Free Week Starts August 16th

Posted on August 13, 2020 by jdooley


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With our normal routines disrupted by the Coronavirus, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week” which runs from Sunday, August 16 through Saturday, August 22.

Last year, I was part of a contingent of legislators who successfully fought back against attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many working families.

This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.

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Kennedy: Storm Isaias Response Resources

Posted on August 7, 2020 by jdooley


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How to Report and Review the Status of an Outage

Reminders to Safely Use Generators During Power Outages

A generator can be a great backup plan if the power goes out, but it must be used safely. Taking the proper precautions can help protect you, your family, your neighbors and our crews working to restore power.

Proper use tips:

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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