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Statement on the Passage of the Medicare Savings Plan Bill

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Statement from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on the Passage of the Medicare Savings Plan Bill

“The House sent a strong message today with its overwhelming support for restoring much-needed resources for more than 100,000 elderly and disabled Connecticut residents who rely on Medicare for their healthcare needs. The state’s dire fiscal condition has made this year a challenging one when it comes to balancing the budget and setting priorities, and while there will be difficult decisions in the months ahead, today we were able to provide this group of people a bit of the stability they’ll need to budget for their health care costs heading into the summer.”

Klarides Sisters Help Collect Items for Veterans

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DERBY- House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria wrapped up their annual Veterans Drive on Tuesday, dropping off boxes full of donated clothes, comfort items, and games to the Errera Community Care Center located in West Haven.

“We want to thank the valley residents who helped us collect these much-needed items for Veterans,” said the Klarides Sisters. “We must always remember those who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms, and work to ensure that veterans never go without a roof over their head, food on their plate or access to high-quality health-care.”

The lawmakers continued, “Our doors are always open to veterans that need assistance navigating state government. We also encourage veterans to visit the Errera Community Care Center whose dedicated staff provides excellent services and care.”

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Malloy Derails Orange Train Station Plans

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ORANGE – Today, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Reps. Charles Ferraro and Pam Staneski released the following statement regarding the state’s announcement to pull funding for the Orange Train Station Project.

“It is disappointing to see the Malloy Administration reverse their decision to fund the Orange Train Station design,” said the Orange House Delegation. “The mismanagement of transportation funds by Governor Malloy is now showing. The Orange Train Station would have created jobs and relieved stress placed on the Milford and West Haven Train Stations. Governor Malloy should be prioritizing transportation funding, and focusing on the busiest rail line in the country instead of wasting taxpayers’ money on a busway or new rail lines.”

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Local Lawmakers Help Raise Money for the Salvation Army

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WOODBRIDGE– State Reps. Themis Klarides, Lezlye Zupkus and Senator George Logan participated in the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, ringing the bells for donations at the Amity Stop & Shop, on Tuesday, December 12th.

Pictured: Senator George Logan, Woodbridge Rotary Club President Tony Anastasio, Major Dr. Eva R. Geddes, State Rep. Themis Klarides, State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus.

In the two hour period, the lawmakers raised over $200 dollars. The money raised during the two hour period will be donated to programs that will help local families in need. Additionally, Walmart has guaranteed that they will match the donations to the Salvation Army collected by lawmakers throughout the state up to $25,000. The Woodbridge Rotary Club, that serves Bethany, Westville, and Woodbridge, joined the lawmakers and presented them and Major Dr. Eva R. Geddes of the Salvation Army with a generous donation.

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