Rep. Kennedy Opposes Wage Hike to $15

Posted on May 9, 2019 by jdooley

HARTFORD – State Representative Kathy Kennedy joined colleagues in a nearly a fifteen-hour debate, from Wednesday to the early afternoon on Thursday, regarding the increase to the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  

“What I hear every day, from my constituents in Milford and Orange, is that the cost of doing business in Connecticut is just too expensive, especially compared to our neighboring states. With electric and fuel costs, insurance, state taxes, and other expenses, a push for a higher $15 minimum

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Kennedy Supports “Ethan’s Law” Gun Storage Legislation

Posted on May 9, 2019 by jdooley

Bipartisan bill in memory of Guilford teen who died in accidental shooting

HARTFORD— Legislation that would expand state law governing safe storage of firearms to cover unloaded guns was supported by State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) Tuesday in the House of Representatives.

The legislation HB-7218, An Act Concerning the Safe Storage of Firearms in the Home and Firearm Safety Programs in Public Schools passed the House by a 127 to 16 vote. This bill expands the firearm safe storage laws, increases

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: State Budget Update

Posted on May 3, 2019 by jdooley

Dear Friends,

This past week the Appropriations Committee passed their spending plan and the Finance committee passed a revenue package. Unfortunately, the budget and tax package proposals lack the bipartisanship that existed last session when the numbers in the House of Representatives and the State Senate were more balanced. 

You can watch the debate on the Appropriations Committee, here and read the spending

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Rep. Kennedy: Stop the Anti-Business Legislation & Start Listening to the Business Community

Posted on May 2, 2019 by jdooley

To the Editor

Earlier this week, we attended “Morning Jolt”, an event hosted by the Milford and Orange Chambers of Commerce to talk about the 2019 legislative session and to answer questions about bills that could and probably will have an impact on local businesses and nonprofits.

With a little more than a month to go to the end of the legislative session, Chamber members expressed their concerns with the anti-business concepts being proposed by the governor and legislative Democrats.

The four legislative proposals drawing the most kickback were:
– Raising the minimum wage to $15
– Implementing a forced Paid Family Leave Program. The state-run program would deduct 0.5 percent of pay from employees’ paychecks and give them up to 12 weeks off per year.
– Placing over fifty tolls throughout the state
– Shift Change Scheduling


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Rep. Kennedy Advocates for Breastfeeding Mothers

Posted on April 23, 2019 by jdooley

HARTFORD – State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) today supported a proposal to provide mothers who breastfeed with a reasonable workplace accommodation.

The legislation, HB-7043, An Act Concerning Breastfeeding in the Workplace, specifies that this area would be free from intrusion and shielded from the public while the employee expresses her milk. The legislation also requires the area to (1) include or be near a refrigerator or employee-provided portable cold storage device in which the employee can

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Kennedy Tours & Speaks with Foundation School Students

Posted on April 9, 2019 by jdooley

MILFORD- State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) took the opportunity to tour the Foundation School in Milford Tuesday morning.

“I enjoyed spending some time with the kids today. They were welcoming, hardworking and very engaged in our conversation,” said Rep. Kennedy. “The school appears to do a great job preparing them for continuing education or the workforce.”

The Foundation School opened in 1966 in an effort to provide an education to children with special needs. The school’s model is to use a team

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy with a State Capitol Update

Posted on April 5, 2019 by jdooley

Milford Tolls Forum

If you want to learn more about tolls. Come listen and get the facts.

Metro-North Track Maintenance

The CT Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing the New Haven Line spring construction schedule, which will begin on Sunday, April 14th.

Milford & Orange Drug

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Milford Informational Tolls Forum

Posted on April 1, 2019 by jdooley

MILFORD–State Representatives Charles Ferraro (R-117) and Kathy Kennedy (R-119) in conjunction with State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) and State Representative Laura Devlin (R-134), House and Senate Ranking Members of the legislative Transportation Committee, are inviting the public to attend an informational forum on tolls.

WHERE: Platt Tech High School, Gymnasium on 600 Orange Avenue in Milford
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Investing in and improving Connecticut’s transportation

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Reps. Ferraro, Kennedy Vote Against Steep Pay Increases for Attorneys in AG’s Office

Posted on March 27, 2019 by jdooley

HARTFORD – State Representatives Charles Ferraro and Kathy Kennedy voted no on Wednesday on a union deal to increase the pay and to give out bonuses to unionized lawyers who work for the state Attorney General.

 The two-year pay deal for lawyers working for Attorney General’s Office will cost taxpayers $3.3 million each year.  This includes stipends for department heads in the amount of $6,000 in the first year and $12,000 in the second year.  

“This major pay increase is sending the wrong message

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Rep. Kennedy Celebrates the Connecticut Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs Day at the State Capitol

Posted on March 27, 2019 by jdooley

HARTFORD- State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (Milford & Orange) meets with members of the Boys & Girls Club of Milford and encouraged Club members to reach their full potential by achieving academic success, leading healthy lifestyles and contributing to their communities.