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PURA Announces Eversource Hearing

Posted on August 11, 2020 by cthomas


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The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, August 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is in response to PURA’s recent approval of Eversource’s request to increase its delivery rate. Between work-from-home orders and hot summer weather, customer rates were bound to be high. Raising rates on top of all this was not the right thing to do.

The hearing will take place over Zoom. PURA officials will be questioning Eversource representatives

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Coronavirus Informational Links

Posted on March 16, 2020 by admin


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As new information continues to come out regarding the Coronavirus and elected leaders at all levels of government work to get their residents the most up-to-date information, this web page has been set up to provide important federal, state, and local links for the residents of the 105th district.  If you have any questions that you do not find answers to, please reach out to my office and we will do our best to get you the information or direct you to the proper department.

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Medical Professionals Urge Lawmakers to Pass Legislation to Keep Student Athletes Safe

Posted on March 10, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria ATC/L joined Dr. Sam Scarneo-Miller ATC/L and Dr. Eleni Diakogeorgiou ATC/L at the State Capitol on Monday to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that seeks to protect student-athletes.

The bill, House Bill 5439, would require schools to establish emergency action plans (EAPs) for responding to a serious or potentially fatal sports-related injury.

Rep. Klarides-Ditria ATC/L, who is also a full-time Athletic Trainer at Lauralton Hall, said in her written testimony, “EAPs are crucial and necessary for all schools who sponsor interscholastic athletic activity as a first line of defense for catastrophic injuries. With these types of injuries, seconds count and wasted time spent on panicked indecision can change outcomes. Schools need a solid plan that provides information so the associated staff can respond to an emergency rapidly and appropriately, while remaining controlled and precise.”

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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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Rep. Klarides-Ditria Listens to Business Owners and Professionals

Posted on January 31, 2020 by admin


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SHELTON – Valley lawmakers attended the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast this morning at PerkinElmer in Shelton to listen to business owners and professionals and to talk about the upcoming legislative session that starts on Wednesday, February 5th.

“Businesses in our state have been the target of many bad policies passed by the majority party,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “The new payroll tax, the increase in business filing fees and the minimum wage are just a few examples of anti-business bills that were passed last session by Democratic lawmakers. Instead of penalizing our business community we need to be focused on ways to promote and increase economic development in the Valley.”

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Alert – Toll Public Hearing – Friday, Jan, 31st

Posted on January 29, 2020 by admin


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Dear Neighbors,

A public hearing will be held on the Governor’s and legislative Democrat’s new draft truck-only toll proposal this Friday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m. in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building.

Public speaker order will be determined by a lottery system. Lottery numbers will be drawn from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 2300 of the LOB. If you can’t make it to the Legislative Office Building, you can email written testimony in Word or PDF format to TRAtestimony@cga.ct.gov. Please copy me on the email – Nicole.Klarides-Ditria@housegop.ct.gov – or let me know if you plan on testifying in person.

To read the full bill – click here.

Here are some highlights of the current draft proposal

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Derby Legislators to Host ‘Pints & Politics’ Event

Posted on January 13, 2020 by admin


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DERBY – State Representatives Themis Klarides, Nicole Klarides-Ditria and State Senator George Logan are co-hosting a pre-session ‘Pints and Politics’ legislative conversation with residents.

 

The event will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd between 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at BAD SONS Beer Co. 251 Roosevelt Dr, Derby, CT.

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Area Lawmakers Ask Gov. Lamont to Host a Toll Meeting in their Communities

Posted on January 9, 2020 by admin


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HARTFORD – Area lawmakers, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, Rep. Rosa Rebimbas, Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, Rep. David Labriola, Rep. Charles Ferraro, Rep. Kathy Kennedy, sent a joint letter on Wednesday to Governor Ned Lamont asking him to host additional Town Hall Meetings about his CT2030 Transportation Plan that includes truck-only tolls.

Last week, it was uncovered that the Governor and Democratic lawmakers in Westport were preparing to host a secret meeting about the Governor’s transportation

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