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Budget Negotiations Ongoing

Posted on May 23, 2023

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Dear Friends,

As the legislature enters the final phase of negotiations to develop the state budget each of the four caucuses is working to make sure their priorities are included in the document. Unfortunately, Republican voices are frequently left out of those conversations.

Still, I’m hopeful these negotiations will result in a truly bipartisan budget; something we haven’t seen in our state since 2017 when Republicans held an almost equal number of seats in the General Assembly.

This spring, House

Bill Protects Women, Access to Medical Care, and Providers

Posted on May 18, 2023

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State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria (R-105) and her House colleagues today passed legislation to provide specific protections for Connecticut medical professionals by prohibiting state agencies from taking adverse action against healthcare providers who provide reproductive services, including pregnancy termination.

“This bill protects medical professionals and health care providers from being penalized or losing hospital privileges for offering or providing care that is legal in Connecticut,

“Puppy Day” at the Capitol Shines Spotlight on Animal Welfare Bills

Posted on May 3, 2023

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State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria, co-chair of the legislature’s Animal Welfare Caucus, today joined her colleagues for a press conference to call attention to two pieces of legislation designed to provide stronger protections for animals, hold animal abusers accountable, and to draw attention to the disturbing links between child abuse and cruelty to animals.

She was joined by advocates and members of the Connecticut Humane Society to raise awareness of the correlation between animal cruelty,

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