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Rep. Klarides-Ditria Supports Ban on Greyhound Racing

Posted on February 22, 2022


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State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105), co-chair of the legislature’s Animal Welfare Caucus, today submitted testimony in support of HB 5174 and a ban on greyhound racing in the state. The proposed bill would also institute a ban on simulcast racing from other locations, preventing bettors from gambling on out-of-state dog races.

Her testimony reads:

Public Safety and Security Committee

Public Testimony

February 22, 2022

Testimony in support of: House Bill 5174

Chairmen Horn and Osten, Ranking

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Donating to Help the Red Cross

Posted on February 17, 2022


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State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) joined the American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Seymour Land Trust Hall Thursday morning and rolled up her sleeve to help others.  She was joined by State Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-21). Unfortunately, due to last minute legislative business, co-sponsor State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32) was unable to attend.

The event was a huge success with every appointment filled with the Red Cross asking walk-ins to schedule for a different day

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House Republicans Unveil Full Legislative Proposals

Posted on February 16, 2022


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Today, House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and the House Republican Caucus outlined our full legislative proposals for the 2022 Legislative Session to focus on restoring public safety, establishing good government practices, making Connecticut more affordable, ensuring educational resources are available to all students and addressing the needs of Connecticut’s businesses.

The House Republican Plan focuses on five key initiatives to tackle the most important issues facing Connecticut residents.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from our students to our Veterans!

Posted on February 14, 2022


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To make Valentine’s Day a little more special for our heroes, State Representatives Kathy Kennedy (R-119), and Charles Ferraro (R-117), who represents West Haven, and I teamed up and asked school students to create handmade cards to be distributed to Veterans at the VA Connecticut Healthcare in West Haven.  They came through in a BIG way!!!

I want to send my heartfelt thanks to each and every student and teacher who participated in this incredible event, especially my friends from Laurel ledge, Chatfield-LoPresti,

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Rep. Klarides-Ditria supports parental choice, asks legislature to follow the data and unmask student athletes

Posted on February 11, 2022


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Tonight during debate on HB 5047, I urged the legislature to support parents and unmask student athletes. The CIAC allows many sports to practice and play without masks, and has been collecting data that shows it is safe.

Republicans Present Plan to Address Crime Crisis

Posted on February 2, 2022


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Today, I joined my House Republican colleagues for a news conference outlining our legislative proposals addressing Connecticut’s crime crisis. We were also joined by victims and advocates to explain how the crisis has impacted them.

Our proposals are the result of months of discussions between law enforcement, crime victims, advocates, concerned citizens, government agencies and other stakeholders.

You can view our proposals here, and watch the entire news conference by clicking the image below.

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American Heart Month Wear Red Day

Posted on February 2, 2022


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American Heart Month

Friday, February 4th, is national “Wear Red Day” – an annual event to bring attention to women’s heart health.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease doesn’t just affect men. In fact, they report that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. But heart disease can be prevented, with education and lifestyle changes.

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented. Yet most people, especially women,

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Celebrating Black History Month

Posted on February 1, 2022


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End Mask Mandate for School Children

Posted on January 27, 2022


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Since the start of this unprecedented time, I have pushed for a measured, transparent, public and science-based response by state officials. Unfortunately, the governor has run the state through Executive Orders and mandates, including forcing students to wear masks in school despite numerous studies showing the detrimental effects they are having on our children.

For nearly two years – and through six extensions of his powers – the governor has conveniently sidestepped the legislature’s role as

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State Legislators to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive

Posted on January 18, 2022


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State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) and State Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-21) and State Senator Eric Berthel (R-32) are asking the community to join them during an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Seymour Land Trust Hall on Thursday, February 17.

“The Red Cross needs your help and they’re making it even easier for all of us by once again bringing this important mobile blood drive to the Land Trust Hall in Seymour,” Rep. Klarides-Ditria said. “Every donation helps

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