Rep. Klarides-Ditria Opposes Wage Hike to $15

Posted on May 10, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria joined colleagues in a nearly a fifteen-hour debate, from Wednesday to the early afternoon on Thursday, regarding the increase to the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The House Republican caucus offered eight amendments to help rework the legislation so that it didn’t punish businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities. For example, House Amendment Schedule G was offered to exempt municipalities from having to pay employees $15 an hour.

“I am disappointed that legislative Democrats blocked amendments that would have made this legislation better for businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “Connecticut is one of the worst places to do business and its because of legislation like this. Increasing the minimum wage when our economy is still failing to bounce back will only push our job recovery backward.”

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3000 Plus Jobs Lost Since January

Posted on April 26, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria released the following statement regarding the recent jobs report from the Department of Labor.

“Connecticut losing over 3000 jobs since the start of the year should be deeply concerning to every Connecticut resident,” said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. “Our economy is headed in the same negative direction as it was under Governor Dan Malloy. I think Governor Ned Lamont and legislative Democrats should start to consider what the impact on businesses will be if they pass a minimum wage hike, tolls, and a forced Paid Family Leave.”

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Valley Lawmakers Talk to Business Owners and Chamber Members

Posted on April 12, 2019 by admin


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SHELTON – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditra joined Valley State Lawmakers on Thursday morning to have a conversation with Greater Valley Chamber members about current legislative proposals before the General Assembly.

Rep. Klarides-Ditria said, “Our state’s economy is not recovering and the answer to solving the problem is not taxing businesses more. The way we can restore our economy is by making our state business friendly and including business owners and business professionals at the table when we are making important policy decisions.”

Governor Ned Lamont has proposed expanding the sales tax to include a long list of new services such as legal and accounting services. In addition, Democrats have proposed a payroll tax to pay for paid family leave and a plan to implement tolls on every major highway in the state.

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