Take my legislative survey Click Here...

Nurse Licensure Compact Passes House Unanimously!

Posted on April 18, 2024


In an effort to increase healthcare access for all Connecticut residents, State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) today joined her colleagues to unanimously support a House Republican caucus proposal to allow Connecticut to enter the Nurse Licensure Compact to allow qualified nurses to obtain a multistate license.

House Bill 5058 – An Act Adopting the Nurse Licensure Compact is a multi-jurisdiction licensing option that will align Connecticut with that of 41 separate jurisdictions, including

Supporting Women-Owned Business Day!

Posted on April 11, 2024


As a member of the Women’s Business Development Council’s Women-Owned Business Day Host Committee, I was honored to join Reps. Cheeseman, Porter and Farrar today for a panel discussion and Q &A session as part of the 10th annual Women-Owned Business Day events at the Capitol.

Our discussion focused on the topic: 2024 Legislative Session: What’s at Stake for Your Business and How to Voice Your Opinion.  We covered multiple points, including paid sick leave, child care for business owners, healthcare

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2024 Legislative Session

Posted on March 27, 2024


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2024 Legislative Session

Each session, there are hundreds of bills introduced in Hartford, and some of them just make you shake your head. Most are proposed by the Democrat majority in the House and Senate.

This year, there are proposals to mandate that you drive an electric vehicle; to decriminalize the possession of hallucinogenic “magic” mushrooms; to give illegal immigrants taxpayer-funded health insurance; and to prevent landlords from evicting people after

2024 Center Line Rumble Strip Project in Beacon Falls, Seymour, Derby

Posted on March 26, 2024


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that center line and shoulder rumble strip work will be performed on multiple routes, including in Beacon Falls, Seymour, and Derby, starting Monday, April 1, 2024 and continuing through Friday, October 11, 2024.

The affected local routes are:

  • Route 42 – Beacon Falls/Bethany – South Main Street # 2 To Service Road 703
  • Route 721 – Seymour/Beacon Falls – Route 67 To Old Turnpike
  • Route 853 – Derby/Ansonia – Service Road 727 To Route 115

Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Scheduled for Saturday, April 27 in Ansonia

Posted on March 22, 2024


Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Scheduled for Saturday, April 27 in Ansonia

The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) and participating municipalities are sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Paint Collection event on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ansonia Public Works facility, located at 1 North Division Street.

The collection is open to residents of the following communities: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck,

Information About Early Voting

Posted on March 18, 2024


Friends and neighbors,

Early voting was approved by Connecticut voters in 2022. During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized in-person early voting for elections held after April 1, 2024. Under this schedule, the first election utilizing early voting will be the Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024.

The early voting dates for this election have been modified to reflect the Good Friday holiday and Easter Sunday. Early Voting will be held Tuesday, March 26 through

“Roadmap” for electric vehicle mandate

Posted on March 8, 2024


I’m sending a quick note about a subject that’s gained a lot of attention over the last few months—a ban on gas-powered vehicles.

It was pushback from residents and businesses in all corners of the state that caused the Governor and majority Democrats to pause their immediate push for an electric vehicle mandate, but new legislation makes clear that their intention is to revisit their unpopular plan to adopt California’s radical emissions standards.

On Wednesday, the legislature’s Transportation

Yale New Haven Hospital Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Program Accepting Applications Now

Posted on February 8, 2024


Yale New Haven Hospital Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2024 3:00 pm CT

Yale New Haven Hospital announced it is currently accepting applications for a scholarship program to assist minority students who plan to continue their education in specific health related majors. The annual, renewable scholarships are for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This program is administered by Scholarship America. Eligibility is determined

WBDC Ignite Grant Applications Being Accepted Now!

Posted on February 6, 2024


New name. Same great opportunity.

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) announced that applications for the Ignite grant, formerly known as the Equity Match Grant, are now being accepted!

The deadline to apply is March 14, 2024. The application is also offered in Spanish.

According to the WBDC, the “ignite grant provides a groundbreaking opportunity for Connecticut women-owned businesses. Since 2020, WBDC has provided grants totaling more than $2.5M to 276 women-owned businesses in every

Free ArrayRx Card May Help You Save on Prescription Medicine

Posted on February 2, 2024


I wanted you to know about a program that may help lower the cost of your prescription drugs. The ArrayRx discount card program launched in recent months and is FREE for residents.

The program works with a partnership of states to leverage their buying power to lower prescription drug costs.

The card is provided to consumers digitally via e-mail and can be downloaded to smartphone wallets. Using the card, you can save up to 80% on generic medications and 20% on brand name prescriptions.

To learn