Posted on November 15, 2021
Keeping our Kids in School, Safely
By State Rep. Kathy Kennedy
Last week, parents and students heard welcome news from the governor when he announced that Connecticut will loosen mandatory quarantine requirements for unvaccinated students exposed to the COVID-19 virus and give school districts the option of keeping students in classrooms if they do not develop symptoms.
I have heard from many parents this school year that the mandatory quarantining of their child from school due to possible Covid…
Posted on November 3, 2021
This past legislative session, the budget (PA 21-2) created a tax amnesty program for taxpayers who owe back state taxes. This program is available from November 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022. The program covers any tax period ending on or before December 31, 2020. There is no limit on how far back one can go. Individuals and businesses are eligible for this program. The program provides a 75% reduction in interest and waives penalties and the possibility of criminal prosecution of those who have not…
Posted on October 25, 2021
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and education, while also promoting research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
I am proud to help spread the word about the importance of this cause, which is meaningful to so many families in our community. Please get regular medical checkups and mammograms and contact your medical professional if you have questions or concerns.
According to the American…
Posted on October 15, 2021
Helping Victims of Domestic Violence
By Rep. Kathy Kennedy
The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic violence is a serious violent crime that includes both physical and emotional abuse. It is frequently hidden from public view. Many victims suffer in silence, afraid to seek help or not knowing where to turn. The traumatic effects of domestic violence also extend beyond the abused person, impacting family members and communities. Children often witness the violence…
Posted on October 5, 2021
MILFORD- State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and a group of enthusiastic volunteers armed with masks, gloves and trash bags set out along Gulf Beach last weekend, in an effort to clean-up debris and litter near the shore.
“I want to thank everyone who came out and joined us for the clean-up. I was amazed that in a few hours, we were able to collect so much trash,” said Rep. Kennedy. “We all need to be cognizant of how to dispose of our trash and what it does to important natural resources.”
Posted on October 1, 2021
There are numerous new state laws and regulations that will take effect in Connecticut starting today, October 1. Below is a selection of some of those laws followed by a link to a full list:
PA 21-28 clarifies the rules for pedestrians in crosswalks
Starting October 1st, drivers must slow down or stop if a pedestrian is in the crosswalk or indicated that they are going to cross.
Seat Belt Law
PA 21-175 increases seat belt law to include all passengers.
Starting October 1st, all…
Posted on September 25, 2021
MILFORD/ORANGE- State Reps. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-118) are hosting a constituent ‘gazebo’ hour in both Milford and Orange at the end of the month to welcome in the fall season and update constituents on state issues.
The gazebo hours will take place on the Milford Green off of Broad Street on Monday October 4th and at the High Plains Community Center on 525 Orange Center Rd in Orange on Tuesday September 28th.
Both nights will begin at 5:30pm and go to 6:30pm.
Milford and Orange…
Posted on September 25, 2021
When the Connecticut House of Representatives next meets on Monday, September 27th it will be in a special session to vote on a seventh extension
of the Governor’s emergency powers, this time at least until February.
The Governor insists that Connecticut’s public health and civil preparedness emergency declarations must be extended, but our neighbors to the north in Massachusetts have still managed COVID effectively in their schools and workplaces, even though their governor, Gov. Charlie Baker ended…
Posted on September 14, 2021
Rep. Kennedy: Join Me in a Clean-Up of Gulf Beach
MILFORD- With the end of summer almost upon us, State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-43) is hosting a Beach Clean-up on September 26 at Gulf Beach.
In an effort to keep area beaches and oceans clean, Rep. Kennedy is sponsoring a beach clean-up to increase awareness to the Milford community about litter and pollution that gets dumped and thrown in and near the beautiful Long Island Sound and the need to keep it clean.
The Gulf Beach Clean-up will begin at 10:00…
Posted on August 12, 2021
HARTFORD — State Reps. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro joined their colleagues Tuesday in backing a list of specific policies they’ve identified to reform the state’s juvenile justice laws and seek accountability for the victims of Connecticut’s summer juvenile crime wave.
During a news conference on the North Steps of the Capitol in Hartford, House Republicans listed over a dozen specific statutory and policy changes they would make, centered around three core principles: “Prevention,…