Posted on March 20, 2020 by jdooley
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to make headlines, a great deal of uncertainty has been injected into the lives of business owners and workers, many of whom have been left, indefinitely, without pay or health benefits.
Still, there are many options and resources available to business owners and workers as they navigate these tumultuous economic conditions, and to that end I have dedicated this page to be constantly updated with the newest information for these parties as it…
Posted on March 16, 2020 by jdooley
As new information continues to come out regarding the Coronavirus and elected leaders at all levels of government work to get their residents the most up-to-date information, this web page has been set up to provide important federal, state, and local links for the residents of the 119th district. If you have any questions that you do not find answers to, please reach out to my office and we will do our best to get you the information or direct you to the proper department.
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Posted on March 11, 2020 by jdooley
HARTFORD – State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) today joined her colleagues and supported a bipartisan, yet long-overdue bond package that provides much-needed funding for municipal road repair, school construction, municipal projects and more.
The $166 Million package (HB 5518) for both fiscal years ’20 and ’21 that passed today provides $2,774,531 in total aid to Milford and $478,791 to Orange, and includes funding for Town Aid Road (TAR), Local Capital Improvement (LOCIP) and Grants for…
Posted on March 9, 2020 by jdooley
MILFORD- State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) today submitted testimony opposing legislation which would severely hurt the Boys and Girls Club of Milford and other Boys and Girls Clubs across the state requiring the Clubs to either reconfigure their after-school programming style in order to fit into an alternate exemption or become licensed as a child care center.
The legislation, HB-5216, An Act Eliminating the Licensure Exemption for Certain Organizations Providing Child Care Services received a public…
Posted on March 5, 2020 by jdooley
HARTFORD – As a member of the Public Health committee, I wanted to share with you the latest information and resources on the Coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. According to the CDC, efforts at this time are focused concurrently on containing spread of this virus and mitigating the impact of this virus.…
Posted on February 7, 2020 by jdooley
State Lawmakers Begin 2020 Session
HARTFORD – The General Assembly gaveled in for the 2020 Legislative Session on Wednesday. The current legislative session is a “short session”, which will run until midnight on Wednesday, May 6th.
“The first day of every legislative session marks the beginning of another chance to do right by the state of Connecticut,” said Rep. Klarides. “I see plenty of opportunities to advance causes to make our state more affordable, transparent, and open. We should be able…
Posted on February 3, 2020 by jdooley
ORANGE – State lawmakers, State Reps. Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro and Kathy Kennedy held a pre-session coffee hour Thursday morning at the Orange Town Hall to talk with residents about the issues that will be discussed during the upcoming legislative session, which will start on Wednesday, February 5th.
Rep. Klarides said, “Of course until we settle the issue of tolls it is going to keep dominating the legislative landscape. But there are other matters outside of the budget cuts that need…
Posted on January 30, 2020 by jdooley
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The Governor’s most recent proposal to install tolls on our highways has now been made public and will have a public hearing at the Legislative Office Building this Friday at 1p.m. The 32-page document outlines their plan to add 12 toll gantries for “Large Commercial Trucks” at specific bridges around the state including I-91, two locations on I-84, as well as Rt. 8, I-95 & I-395.
To review the document, you can click here.
Here are some important passages from the working…
Posted on January 14, 2020 by jdooley
Milford – State Representatives Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) meet with local residents at the Athenian Diner in Milford on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming legislative session that will start on February 5th.
“It’s incredible that even with $1.7 Billion in new taxes passed by legislative Democrats on last year’s budget we still find ourselves in a budget deficit. There seems to be no political courage to shrink the size of government to what we as a state can afford,” said…
Posted on January 9, 2020 by jdooley
Area Lawmakers Ask Gov. Lamont to a Host Toll Meeting in their Communities
HARTFORD – Area lawmakers, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, Rep. Rosa Rebimbas, Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, Rep. David Labriola, Rep. Charles Ferraro, Rep. Kathy Kennedy, sent a joint letter on Wednesday to Governor Ned Lamont asking him to host additional Toll Town Hall Meetings about his CT2030 Transportation Plan that includes truck-only tolls.
Last week, it was uncovered that the Governor and Democratic lawmakers…