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CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF TITLE IX

Posted on June 23, 2022


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The watershed legislation has played a large role in gender equity in athletics, prevention of sexual harassment on campuses and equity in educational opportunities overall

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. While it might be best known for its role in gender equity in athletics, Title IX is not just about sports.

It is a prohibition against sex-based discrimination in education, and addresses discrimination against

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria, Sens. Kelly and Berthel, First Selectwoman Drugonis, TEAM Inc. to Host Feminine Product Donation Drive

Posted on June 21, 2022


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State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, State Senators Kevin Kelly and Eric Berthel, and Seymour First Selectwoman Annmarie Drugonis announced they are partnering with TEAM Inc. to host a feminine product drive for in-need area women from June 22nd through July 6th.

“Right now, with possible shortages of these necessary feminine products being reported, it’s more important than ever that we come together to help area women who need access to these supplies,” Rep. Klarides-Ditria (R-105) said. “With inflation

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CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Conduct Final Military Honors for Veterans’ Unclaimed Remains

Posted on June 10, 2022


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CT DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND CT FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSN. TO CONDUCT FINAL MILITARY HONORS FOR VETERANS’ UNCLAIMED CREMATED REMAINS

Public is Invited to Attend on Friday Morning, June 17 at State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown

On Friday, June 17th, the Connecticut State Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, Inc. (CFDA) will hold a military funeral ceremony for four Veterans’ unclaimed cremated remains (cremains): two who served in the U.S.

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Our Plan to Address Soaring Costs

Posted on June 8, 2022


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AN AFFORDABLE CONNECTICUT

SUMMER 2022 RELIEF FOR WORKING & MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES

Yesterday, House and Senate Republicans unveiled a detailed tax relief proposal to help save Connecticut residents from increasing costs on everything from gasoline to groceries.

Our plan – which can be achieved without budget cuts – would provide more than $740 million in tax relief, focusing on:

  • An income tax reduction for working- and middle-class families
  • Expanding the gas tax holiday to diesel
  • Eliminating the

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New Online Application Available for Heating and Water Assistance, Deadline Extended for 2021-2022 Season

Posted on June 6, 2022


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New Online Application Available for Heating and Water Assistance, Deadline Extended for 2021-2022 Season

The state recently launched a new online application for heating and water assistance programs that help income-eligible Connecticut families pay their utility bills. Eligible residents can now apply for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) through a joint online application that is available at ct.gov/heatinghelp/apply.

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New Child Tax Rebate Available – Applications Being Accepted Now

Posted on June 1, 2022


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Beginning today, June 1st, Connecticut families can apply for a newly available child tax rebate. Qualified families can receive a one-time credit of $250 per child, up to $750.

The CT Department of Revenue Services is now accepting applications. In order to receive the credit, you must apply online.

To be eligible for this rebate you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You must be a resident of Connecticut;
  • You must have claimed at least one child as a dependent on your 2021 federal income

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Encouraging Youthful Engagement in Government

Posted on May 31, 2022


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Encouraging students to reach for their goals, Rep. Klarides-Ditria met with two fourth grade classes from Beacon Falls’ Laurel Ledge Elementary School during their tour of the Capitol complex last week.

Posted on May 26, 2022


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TEAM, Inc. is working on their annual Community Needs Assessment and are seeking survey responses from you!

Whether you currently receive their services or not, they want to hear from you. TEAM, Inc. serves – Ansonia, Bethany, Beacon Falls, Derby, Milford, Oxford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton and Woodbridge.

The purpose of this survey is to inform their  work – where should they be focusing and spending more resources, what are they missing, what are the current sentiments and conditions in our community?

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Republicans Propose Tax Relief for an Affordable Connecticut

Posted on April 22, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

House and Senate Republicans held a press conference on Thursday morning to outline our proposal for tax relief to make Connecticut more affordable for residents. Inflation is here, and relief must be too.

AFFORDABLE CONNECTICUT

The Problem:

Connecticut’s state budget is benefiting from inflation as the state sales tax and gas tax brings in new, unplanned for revenue – a result of surging prices.

Meanwhile, CT residents are struggling to balance their own family budgets

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria Opposes Lavish Bonuses and Unfunded Liabilities Included in the SEBAC Agreement

Posted on April 22, 2022


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