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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Area Lawmakers Collect Items for Local Veterans and Families

Posted on December 30, 2019 by admin


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WEST HAVEN – State Representatives Themis Klarides, Nicole Klarides-Ditria, and Charles Ferraro concluded their annual Veterans Donation Drive on Monday, December 23rd, visiting the Errera Community Care Center in West Haven to drop off their collected items for area veterans and their families.

“It is privilege to be able to make a difference in the lives of people who have served our community and state in such a selfless manner. I want to thank the people who played a role in this effort that touches so many,’’ State Rep. Themis Klarides said.

“We appreciate the overwhelming support from residents that helped us collect much-needed items for our local veterans,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “We want to make sure that area veterans get the necessary resources they need and don’t go without clothes and comfort items during the winter months and holidays.”

“The Errera Community Care Center does an incredible job supporting our local veterans and I am glad that we were able to help assist them in their efforts,” said Rep. Ferraro. “We couldn’t do this without the many residents who donated items and I want to thank them for making this a successful drive for our veterans.”

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Legislature Approves Hospital Settlement, Fixes Gov. Malloy’s Broken Promise

Posted on December 19, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria released the following statement regarding the approved hospital settlement passed in the legislature during a special session yesterday.

“Governor Dan Malloy and legislative Democrats broke their promise to Connecticut hospitals and we now are paying the price for their mistakes,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “The settlement that we agreed to with hospitals today saves the state from paying nearly $4 billion and creates stability for hospitals

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Klarides Sisters Helping Collect Items for Veterans

Posted on December 11, 2019 by admin


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Klarides Sisters Helping Collect Items for Veterans

DERBY– House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria are encouraging Valley residents this holiday season to help veterans in need by donating clothes, comfort items, or games to their donation drive.

The Klarides Sisters said their Annual Donation Drive to Help Connecticut Veterans will run from December 12th to December 21st with a collection box located at the Derby Library 313 Elizabeth St, Derby, CT.

Items needed

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Sen. Berthel Express Concerns about Anti-Business Legislation to Seymour Business Owners and Residents

Posted on November 15, 2019 by admin


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SEYMOUR – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria and State Senator Eric Berthel met with local residents and business owners last week to discuss legislation that passed this session that will impact businesses small and large.

“As a small business owner I think it is deeply concerning to see the majority party continue to pass legislation that will negatively impact businesses,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “Our business climate in Connecticut isn’t friendly and the more anti-business bills

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October New Taxes

Posted on October 1, 2019 by admin


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Click below for a full list of New Laws and Taxes 

https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/aearchives/20191001ActsEffective.asp

Rep. Klarides-Ditria Comments on Revised DRS Grocery Tax Advisory

Posted on September 26, 2019 by admin


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Hartford – State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria released the following statement today regarding the newly released advisory opinion on the Grocery Tax from the Department of Revenue Services.

“The Democrats passed a grocery tax and the grocery tax is still in the state budget,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “The only way to truly fix the grocery tax is by the legislature rewriting the language. The DRS new opinion doesn’t correct the situation and will only cause more problems down the road for businesses, residents, and lawmakers. I am still calling on the governor and the majority party to call us back into special session.”

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria Calls on Majority Party to Fix the Grocery Tax

Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Today, House and Senate Republicans called upon Governor Ned Lamont to bring the legislature into special session to fix a piece of legislation passed in the Democrat state budget that created new taxes on hundreds of grocery store foods, and also substantially increased taxes on prepared meals.

“The grocery tax would be an over $100 million tax increase on the residents of Connecticut,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “The way the majority party crafted this tax increase is unacceptable and

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Buses Required on Waterbury Rail Branch to Accommodate Upgrades

Posted on September 6, 2019 by admin


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Buses Required on Waterbury Rail Branch to Accommodate Upgrades

Metro-North Crews to Make Safety Upgrades to Waterbury Branch From Friday, Evening September 20, Through Sunday, October 6
Buses to Substitute for Waterbury Branch Trains to Accommodate Line Improvements

MTA Metro-North Railroad advises customers that beginning on Friday, September 20 and continuing through, Sunday October 6, crews will be doing prep work to install PTC (Positive Train Control) equipment on the Waterbury Branch.

PTC is a technology designed to reduce the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents. Beginning late Friday, September 20, and continuing through Sunday, October 6, crews will be doing prep work to install a new signal system on the Waterbury Branch; this system needs to be in place in order to make PTC operational.

To accommodate this work, weekday and weekend substitute busing will be provided between Waterbury and Bridgeport after 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, and continuing through Sunday, October 6. Regular train service resumes with the first scheduled train on Monday, October 7.

Service details are below:

Bridgeport-bound: Buses will substitute for all trains weekday and weekend departing from Waterbury, making all scheduled stops to Bridgeport. Buses will operate up to 15-30 minutes earlier than scheduled trains. Customers will connect at Bridgeport to regularly scheduled trains for continuing service to Grand Central Terminal.

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