Kennedy Earns 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 19, 2019 by jdooley

HARTFORD- In her first legislative session, State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) achieved a perfect record for votes cast on the floor of the state House of Representatives during the 2019 legislative session.

Representative Kennedy was present and voted for all 392 votes taken on the state House floor during the 2019 session, according to voting record data released last week by the House Clerk’s Office. Perfect attendance is very difficult to achieve, with only about 26 percent of legislators

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: Tax Free Week August 18th-24th

Posted on August 9, 2019 by jdooley

A main staple in the month of August has always been the annual tax free week right before Connecticut students head back to school. This year legislators fought back attempts by the governor to end the weekly tax break event which benefits so many state families.

Per state statute, the 19th Annual Sales Tax Free Week begins on the third Sunday of August and runs until the following Saturday.

  • 2019 Sales Tax Free Week dates are: Sunday, August 18,

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: Plastic Bag Tax Starts August 1

Posted on July 31, 2019 by jdooley

I want to remind the residents of Milford and Orange that a new state law on placing a ten cent tax on plastic bags takes effect on August 1st.

The legislation, Public Act 19-117, which was a section of the state budget, creates a statewide plastic bag fee of .10 cents per “single-use checkout bag” that must be collected by retailers making sales in Connecticut.

The collectors of this fee include a “store” defined as any retailer who is registered for Connecticut sales tax that sells goods directly

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Rep. Kennedy: Bridge Maintenance on I-95 North and South in Milford.

Posted on July 8, 2019 by jdooley

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a bridge maintenance project will be performed on I-95 North and South in Milford.

The project consists of structural steel repairs on Bridge #00144 over I-95 in Milford.  This project is scheduled to begin the evening of Wednesday, July 17, 2019, ending the morning of Friday, July 25, 2019. 

The work is included in the Department of Transportation’s 2019 bridge maintenance program to support state forces with bridge repairs.  


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Rep. Kennedy: DOT Scheduled Closure of Baldwin Road in Orange and Derby

Posted on July 8, 2019 by jdooley

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled closure of Baldwin Road in Orange and Derby at Route 34 to facilitate construction activities associated with intersection improvements and installation of new traffic signal equipment at the intersection.

The closure will begin 9:00 AM on Monday, July 8, 2019, and end by 3:00 PM on Monday, August 5, 2019.

Motorist are advised to use alternate route and follow the posted detour route.

About the Project
The project consists

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: 2019 Major Public Acts

Posted on June 28, 2019 by jdooley

Every year, the Office of Legislative Research (OLR), the Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA), and the Legislative Commissioners’ Office (LCO) compile a report of the major issues passed during the 2019 Legislative Session.


Also included is a budget summary with details on the many taxes that were approved in the state budget.

OLR provides brief descriptions on a number of issues in this report including legislation on opioid drugs, education, transportation and the state’s business climate, among

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Orange Lawmakers Host Legislative Updates

Posted on June 21, 2019 by jdooley

ORANGE – State Reps. Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro, and Kathy Kennedy met with constituents over coffee on Friday, June 14th and at the Orange Senior Center on Monday, June 17th to provide a 2019 legislative update and to answer questions.

Rep. Kennedy said, “My hope in the future is Connecticut lawmakers stop punishing businesses that want to stay and do business here. Continuing to raise their taxes and overburden the businesses they run with more state regulations, will only lead to less

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Kennedy: Nighttime Resurfacing on Interstate 95 in Milford

Posted on June 19, 2019 by jdooley

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound in Milford, beginning Sunday, June 16, 2019.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a .52 mile section of Interstate 95 Northbound and Southbound in Milford.  The milling and resurfacing segment of this project is scheduled to occur on Sunday, June 23, 2019 through Friday, June 28, 2019.


Motorists can expect

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Kennedy Honors Foran Teacher

Posted on June 13, 2019 by jdooley

MILFORD- State Rep. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) visited Foran High School this week to recognize one of their teacher’s Walton “Wally” Rollins on his retirement after 35 years of employment with the Milford Public Schools and 42 years in the educational field. 

Rep. Kennedy presented Wally with an official state citation for his many years of service to the students of Foran High School.  

Rep. Kennedy said, “Mr. Rollins will be sorely missed for his incredible dedication and personal commitment to kids

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Milford Legislators to have Office Hour with Constituents

Posted on June 10, 2019 by jdooley

MILFORD- Milford State Reps. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) will be holding a legislative office hour in Milford for constituents next month.

  • WHAT: Milford Office Hour
  • WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 – 7:00pm
  • WHERE: Milford Public Library on 57 New Haven Ave., Milford


The legislators invite the public to hear an update on the just completed 2019 Legislative Session, and residents are encouraged to ask questions about any issue.  The hours will run from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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