Valley Lawmakers Talk to Business Owners and Chamber Members

Posted on April 12, 2019 by admin


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SHELTON – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditra joined Valley State Lawmakers on Thursday morning to have a conversation with Greater Valley Chamber members about current legislative proposals before the General Assembly.

Rep. Klarides-Ditria said, “Our state’s economy is not recovering and the answer to solving the problem is not taxing businesses more. The way we can restore our economy is by making our state business friendly and including business owners and business professionals at the table when we are making important policy decisions.”

Governor Ned Lamont has proposed expanding the sales tax to include a long list of new services such as legal and accounting services. In addition, Democrats have proposed a payroll tax to pay for paid family leave and a plan to implement tolls on every major highway in the state.

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Reps. Klarides-Ditria Votes Against Steep Pay Increases for Attorneys in AG’s Office

Posted on March 28, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria 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 $5 million. This includes stipends for department heads in the amount of $6,000 in the first year and $12,000 in the second year.

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Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria “Women Who Lead” Panellists

Posted on March 22, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria were invited to speak on the “Women Who Lead” Panel by the Commission on Equity and Opportunity and the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors on Friday. The topic of the panel was “The Multigenerational Impact of Women that”.

Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria and the other panelist spoke to young women about their experiences and how they became leaders.

“The active role that these young women are taking in both their

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