Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Valley Lawmakers Urge Lawmakers to make the Waterbury Rail Line a Priority

Posted on February 25, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – Valley lawmakers gathered at the State Capitol on Monday to urge fellow lawmakers and Governor Ned Lamont to focus transportation investments on the Waterbury Rail Line.

“Updating the Waterbury Rail Line would create an economic boom throughout the Valley and result in more jobs for our state,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “The time is now to invest in the Waterbury Rail Line and give our communities the opportunity to continue to grow and thrive.”

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Klarides Sisters, Superintendent Conway Urge Lawmakers to Remove Unnecessary Burdens Placed on Retired Police Officers and School Districts

Posted on February 21, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria joined Derby Superintendent Dr. Matt Conway at the Capitol on Friday to testify on legislation that will give schools the ability to hire the most qualified candidates to protect students, teachers and staff.

The bill, H.B. 5136, seeks to allow retired public safety personnel to receive retirement allowances while they are employed by a local or regional board of education in a public safety capacity. Currently, Section 7-438 of the Connecticut General Statutes restricts the ability for those who are receiving retirement pay to simultaneously be employed by his or her municipality for more than 20 hours per week or 90 days per year. As part of the broader dialogue on school safety, one of the most effective measures we can take is to simply enable municipalities to employ experienced personnel to better protect our children.

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Lawmakers Begin 2020 Session

Posted on February 5, 2020 by admin


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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.

“We need to work together and focus on policies that will move our state forward,” said State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria. “I believe we have many opportunities to find common ground and I will be working with my colleagues this session to find solutions we can pass that will fix our state and will regain the confidence in our state government.”

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