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Reps. Klarides-Ditria, Chaleski Tour Site of Future Humane Society Location in Wilton

Posted on September 21, 2023


The Connecticut Humane Society was created by legislative charter but is a stand-alone 501(c)3 organization. They are in the process of replacing their Westport facility with the Wilton location.

State Representatives Rachel Chaleski (R-138) and Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105), members of the Bipartisan Animal Caucus, joined representatives from the organization for a tour of the site. Ground was broken earlier this month on 18 acres at 863 Danbury Road. Three houses on the property will be torn down


Posted on September 18, 2023


Diaper Connections Status Report details how hospitals are partnering with the Diaper Bank of Connecticut to address health-related social needs

Coinciding with the start of National Diaper Need Awareness Week on September 18, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and the Diaper Bank of Connecticut (DBCT) are releasing the first ever Diaper Connections status report.

The report details how the Diaper Connections program, launched in November, has implemented screening for diaper need at hospitals

Veterans Stand Down 2023

Posted on September 13, 2023


The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced Veterans STAND DOWN 2023 will take place on September 22nd from 8:00 – 2:00 p.m. at five regional sites across the state.

While the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues its commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community-based non-profits.

Stand Down

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Accepting Applications Now

Posted on September 1, 2023


I wanted to make you aware that the application period for the 2023-2024 winter season of the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) began on September 1, 2023. The program helps Connecticut residents – including both homeowners and renters – with the costs associated with heating their homes.

Basic benefits toward heating bills range from $180 to $530 depending on income, size of household, and need. Benefits are available for households with incomes up to 60% of the state median income, which

State Department of Education Announces Recipients of Summer Mental Health Grants for Schools and Camps

Posted on August 15, 2023


State Department of Education Announces Recipients of Summer Mental Health Grants for Schools and Camps

In a press release, the State Department of Education announced the state will release more than $4.5 million in funding for 48 school districts and summer camp programs across Connecticut that will be used to support the delivery of mental health services for students during the summer months over a three-year period.

Derby’s The Recreation Camp and the Seymour School District are slated to receive

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Posted on August 14, 2023




Proposals to Ban Gas Powered Cars and Trucks

Posted on August 10, 2023


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m writing to let you know about major regulatory changes that will impact all of us.

The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is accepting written comments on two proposed regulations, one that would ban the sales of new gas-powered passenger cars (beginning in 2035) and another that would gradually prohibit the sale of new gas-powered trucks that are used to ship goods and provide essential services.

I have significant concerns about the

Back to School Safety + Tax Free Week Info

Posted on August 3, 2023


Dear friends and neighbors,

With inflation causing prices to rise, we are paying more for everything we purchase, including food, clothing, and fuel, and saving money is more important than ever.

That being said, with school only a few weeks away for some students, I want to remind you to take advantage of the upcoming “Tax Free Week,” which runs from Sunday, August 20 through Saturday, August 26.

Now is a great time to save on all of your kids’ back-to-school wear, both in stores and online.


Reps. Klarides-Ditria, Chaleski Applaud New Law Increasing Access to Maternal Health Services Statewide

Posted on July 24, 2023


State Representatives Rachel Chaleski (R-138) and Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) today joined Governor Lamont and state and local officials for a bill signing to provide stronger protections and options for women’s maternal health, including allowing free-standing birth centers to now operate in Connecticut.

“This piece of legislation will pave the way for a new maternal health service option for women, an out-of- hospital facility, staffed by midwives and doulas,” Rep. Chaleski said. “The Connecticut

CT State Budget Signed Into Law

Posted on June 12, 2023


Today, Governor Lamont signed the $51 billion bipartisan state budget into law. The package for FY 2024-25 is headlined by a state income tax cut for the middle- and low-income earners and families, the first in over three decades.

The fully balanced budget features more than $150 million for local education, establishes a phase-out on pension and annuity taxes, invests in public safety, and follows fiscal guardrails established with the 2017 bipartisan budget agreement. Each of these key initiatives