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Rep. Kennedy to Ring the Bells for the Salvation Army

Posted on December 17, 2021


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Rep. Kennedy to Ring the Bells for the Salvation Army

MILFORD – State Representative Kathy Kennedy (R-119) will participating in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign on behalf of the Salvation Army Milford Service Unit by ringing bells at Boscov’s in Milford the on Friday December 10th and Saturday December 18th.

The public is invited to support the cause with donations of any size. The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, comfort and care to local residents as well as people in need across

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Reps. Kennedy & Ferraro join call for public hearing on Governor’s digital vaccine passport

Posted on December 17, 2021


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Reps. Kennedy & Ferraro join call for public hearing on Governor’s digital vaccine passport

HARTFORD—State Reps. Kathy Kennedy (R-119) and Charles Ferraro (R-117) joined House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora on Tuesday calling for a public hearing on Governor Lamont’s plan to implement a digital vaccine passport system.

House Republicans lawmakers want to hold Governor Lamont to his word when he said earlier this year that he wanted to work with the legislative branch on Covid-related matters

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy OP-ED: Keeping our Kids in School, Safely

Posted on November 15, 2021


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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

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: CT Tax Amnesty Program

Posted on November 3, 2021


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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

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – State Rep. Kathy Kennedy

Posted on October 25, 2021


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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.

Key Statistics About Breast Cancer

According to the American

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy OP-ED: Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted on October 15, 2021


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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

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Kennedy Hosts Milford Beach Clean-Up

Posted on October 5, 2021


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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.”

Rep. Kennedy,

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: New October 1st Laws

Posted on October 1, 2021


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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:

Pedestrian Safety

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

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Meet Reps. Kennedy & Ferraro at the Gazebo

Posted on September 25, 2021


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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

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: Juvenile Crime and Emergency Order Powers

Posted on September 25, 2021


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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

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