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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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