My July Editorial: Summertime Road Safety

Posted on July 1, 2024


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Summertime is one of my favorite seasons, bringing together families and friends for holiday traditions, outdoor events, and fantastic weather. With more reasons to gather outside, it’s important to remember how to celebrate and travel safely. That’s why I invite you to explore my road safety tip sheet below that includes key travel recommendations to ensure you can make the most out of your summer.

TIP #1: Don’t speed. According to a recent survey by the Seattle Times,

Kennedy Joins Calls to Secure Elections

Posted on June 20, 2024


HARTFORD—House and Senate Republicans on Thursday called upon Governor Lamont to immediately establish a bipartisan commission focused on reviewing and making recommendations to improve the security of Connecticut’s electoral process.

The request from Republicans marks their latest effort to bolster the integrity of state elections in the shadow of allegations of ballot fraud and other illegal campaign-related activity in Bridgeport. On June 11, four individuals were arrested in connection with 2019

My June Editorial: “Looking Back at the 2024 Legislative Session”

Posted on June 5, 2024


With the 2024 legislative session adjourned, I am excited to reflect on many notable achievements that focused on tax relief, increased community safety, public health and government transparency. I invite you to explore these legislative accomplishments while also looking into critical proposals that sought to secure election integrity and encourage safer driving habits.

First, based on the strong opposition from Connecticut residents, I believe that one of the most prominent successes was our work

Kennedy Kicks-Off Memorial Day at Silver Sands State Park

Posted on May 23, 2024


Yesterday, I joined elected officials and members of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) at Milford’s Silver Sands State Park to launch our new that offers residents a one-stop site to explore statewide parks, beaches, and entertainment for the summer months.

I am also proud to announce our new rideshare service through ParkConnect that offers free public transportation to many of our state parks. Thank you to all those who continue to make our state

Kennedy Secures Support for Families of Fallen Officers

Posted on May 18, 2024


(HARTFORD) — This week, House Republicans scored a major victory in officially establishing a Fallen Officer Fund that supports families of officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Specifically, this fund distributes one-time payments to the families of officers killed in the line of duty, helping them in their time of uncertainty, grief, and need.

This bill came in response to the sudden death of two Bristol police officers last year, sadly followed by the deaths of state troopers and other

Kennedy Shares Support for New Class of Valley Regional Firefighters

Posted on May 15, 2024


“ Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”—John Wayne.

Tonight, I was honored to attend and speak at the Firefighter I candidates graduation from the Valley Firefighters Regional Fire School. Firefighters know the risks, and yet every day, they prepare for the challenge, load up their gear, and race out to a call.
The Fire Fighter 1 Certification is issued to those who have completed the Fire Fighter 1 academic training and certification exams (psychomotor skills exams and cognitive

GRANTS: Century Farm Award

Posted on May 10, 2024


Century Farm Nominations Due

The Connecticut Agricultural Information Council (CAIC) is seeking nominations for the Century Farm Award. The Century Farm Award is given to a farm that has been in family operation for more than 100 years, and has outstanding potential to be successful business for another 100 years. Recipients are selected annually by CAIC.
Farms meeting the criteria may be nominated by another individual or self-nominate. All nominations are due by May 31.


The Century

PASSED: Kennedy Secures Youth Nutrition Resources for CT

Posted on May 1, 2024


“Our kids deserve healthy meals every day.”

Yesterday, the House unanimously passed HB 5003 which concerns funding the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) within the fiscal guardrails, to address hunger and youth nutrition in Connecticut. With this legislation, I encourage all qualifying residents and families to enroll in the WIC program so that we can assure our children have access to necessary nutrition and parents are supported when navigating high prices

My May Editorial: “Promises Kept: Our Budget Adjustment Plan”

Posted on April 29, 2024


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Last month, I outlined my concerns with state spending and why it is critical to maintain fiscal guardrails to balance a stable and sustainable budget for our residents. Sadly, neither the majority party on the Appropriations Committee, nor the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee did their job in proposing budget adjustments and an updated revenue package, so House Republicans stepped up.

Why it matters: if we fail to adjust the budget as a legislature, not only will

Sign Up for Fitness Field Day 2024!

Posted on April 29, 2024