House GOP Leader Themis Klarides Response to the Calls for Tolls on Connecticut Roads


“Republicans have demonstrated with our Prioritize Progress initiative Prioritize Progress beginning in 2015 that we can dedicate sufficient funds for transportation projects, in this case $63 billion over three decades while stabilizing the STF, without installing tolls on Connecticut’s roads or raising gas taxes,’’ Rep. Themis Klarides said. “This issue will certainly be debated in the coming legislative session, and public opinion will likely move around once the location and number of tolls are defined and we learn how much revenue they will generate.’’

State Lawmakers and Derby Mayor to Host Town Hall Meeting


DERBY — House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, State Senator George Logan, and State Reps. Nicole Klarides-Ditria and Linda Gentile will join Mayor Richard Dziekan at the Derby City Hall (Council Chambers) on Monday, January 29th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to talk about the upcoming 2018 legislative session with residents.

Klarides Calls for Override on Gov. Malloy’s Veto of Bipartisan Bill to Restore Benefits for Seniors, Disabled


“It is unsurprising, but unfortunate, that the Governor has added to the angst of more than 100,000 Connecticut seniors and disabled with this veto. On the one hand, the Governor blocks statutory assurance that these most at-risk people will receive the benefits they rely upon. Then he declares that some who receive Medicaid have no requirement to seek employment if they are able. 2018 promises to be a interesting year in Hartford.”

The Medicare Savings Plan was approved with veto-proof margins in both the House and Senate.

2018 Major Issues Report Now Available


The state’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issued its report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2018 legislative session that begins Feb. 7. Topics included range from concussions in youth sports and the state budget to senior center resources and utility storm response. You can view or download the report by clicking here. As always, feel free to contact my office at 800-842-1423 or via email at if you have questions, concerns or ideas about issues related to state government.