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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides’ Statement on Delayed Openings for Hair Salons

Posted on May 18, 2020 by admin


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“The last-minute decision to delay the opening of hair salons, less than two days before they were scheduled to go back in business, sends confusing and contradictory messages to the public. We can agree that personal safety and public health are our primary concerns. And, there is no universal opinion among the professionals in these fields, specifically hair stylists. We have to be sensitive to the divergence of opinions of who wants to open up now, and those who are reluctant and want to wait

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Republican Leader Themis Klarides Calls on Governor Lamont to Include Elected Representatives in Decision-Making Process

Posted on May 16, 2020 by admin


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Dear Governor Lamont,

It has been two months since the shutdown of the State Capitol that effectively ended the regular legislative session. However, that did not end our roles as elected representatives. In fact, our members and staff are fielding historic volumes of phone calls, letters, and emails. The volume of correspondence compels us, once again, to share with you the frustrations voiced by many constituents in our communities.

After workers were laid off because businesses had to reduce hours

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Statement from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on the Awarding of a No-Bid Contract to Boston Firm for CT Reopening

Posted on May 14, 2020 by admin


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“The lack of transparency and blatant disregard for any public input or comment about critical government functions – the safety and health policies that must guide us in the coming months – is appalling. The people who run the businesses and are the backbone of our economy are the first people we should talk to, not out-of-state consultants who will earn millions telling us how to run our lives.

“And we learned of this development from the Lamont administration just after its chief public health

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