A Letter to Governor Lamont Regarding Tolls

Posted on May 21, 2019 by jencusato


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The House Republican Caucus formally delivered the following letter to Governor Lamont’s office with the intent to clearly state our position on tolls in Connecticut and our view of a possible special session for the sake of a vote on tolls.  Our position regarding this matter remains unchanged.

Thank you,

House Republican Caucus

Bill to Increase Penalties For Dealing And Manufacturing Fentanyl Passes In The House

Posted on May 15, 2019 by jencusato


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Bill to Increase Penalties For Dealing And Manufacturing Fentanyl Passes In The House

Bill calls for fentanyl to be defined as a “narcotic substance” increasing sentencing to no less than 15 years and/or a $50,000 fine

HARTFORD, CT – State Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria praised the passage of legislation on Tuesday, May 14th to increase penalties for the dealing and manufacturing of fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives.

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides, submitted this

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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides Co-Chaired the 6th Annual Women-Owned Business Day at the State Capitol

Posted on May 3, 2019 by jencusato


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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides co-chaired the 6th Annual Women-Owned Business Day at the State Capitol this week.  The event is organized by the Women’s Business Development Council, the largest not-for-profit organization in Connecticut dedicated to women’s economic equity.

Representative Klarides addressed the audience reflecting on the impact that women in government have made on communities throughout Connecticut and at the State Capitol. Noting that the empowerment of women

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House Republican Leader Klarides Responds To State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts Report of the Department of Labor

Posted on April 18, 2019 by jencusato


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State of Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts Reports Department of Labor’s Deeply Flawed Organizational Practices

HARTFORD—House Republicans on Thursday afternoon called for public hearings in response to a report issued by the state’s Auditors of Public Accounts uncovering serious issues inside the Department of Labor, including untimely investigations into workplace violence within the department itself and widespread failures in critical administrative controls.

“The audit report that has

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Reps. Klarides, Rebimbas Disappointed with Passage of Bill Erasing Criminal Records

Posted on April 16, 2019 by jencusato


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Legislation Leaves Victims Vulnerable to Repeat Offenders

HARTFORDHouse Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-Woodbridge, Orange, Derby) and State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) expressed their disappointment with the Judiciary Committee’s joint favorable report on S.B. 691, An Act Concerning Erasure of Criminal Records. Rep. Rebimbas, the committee’s Ranking Member, voted against the proposal citing major concerns with the bill’s language and the weak stance it takes on criminal

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House Republican Leader Themis Klarides Testifies To Fight Fentanyl

Posted on April 3, 2019 by jencusato


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Rep. Klarides Testifies for Increasing Penalties for

Dealing and Manufacturing Fentanyl and other Synthetic Drugs

HARTFORD, CT., – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides testifies on House Bill Number 5551: An Act Increasing Penalties for Dealing Synthetic Drugs. This bill is an important House Republican proposal to amend the definition of “narcotic substance” to add fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives. This necessary change will increase the penalties for dealing and manufacturing fentanyl substances.

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Voting Against Steep Pay Increases for Attorneys in AG’s Office

Posted on March 28, 2019 by jencusato


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Reps. Klarides, Ferraro, Kennedy Vote Against Steep Pay Increases for Attorneys in AG’s Office

 

HARTFORD – State Representatives Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro and Kathy Kennedy voted no on Wednesday on a union deal to increase the pay and to give out bonuses to unionized lawyers who work for the state Attorney General.

The two-year pay deal for lawyers working for Attorney General’s Office will cost taxpayers $5 million.  This includes stipends for department heads in the amount of $6,000 in the

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Representative Themis Klarides visited The Foundation School, located in Orange Connecticut

Posted on March 26, 2019 by jencusato


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HARTFORD, CT., –   Today Representative Themis Klarides joined students at The Foundation School for a tour of the facilities and to partake in a game of Jeopardy.  Rep. Klarides hosted the game while students teamed up and competed for the title of winner. The Foundation School provides individualized education and services to students from around the region with complex speech, language, social and learning needs.

The specialized instruction and services provided by the school serve students that

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Celebrating Greek Independence in Hartford

Posted on March 26, 2019 by jencusato


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Hon. Themis Klarides, House Republican Leader Master of Ceremonies for the Connecticut Celebration of Greek Independence

HARTFORD, CT., – Representative Themis Klarides was Master of Ceremonies for the celebration of Greek Independence Day at the State Capitol.

Celebrating the Independence of Greece since 1821, March 25, 2019 was marked with the opening and remarks from Mr. Theodoros Giapoutzis, President Pontos Society, Norwalk, CT., followed by words from Representative Themis Klarides. The American

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Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria “Women Who Lead” Panelist

Posted on March 22, 2019 by jencusato


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria were invited to speak on the  “Women Who Lead” Panel by the Commission on Equity and Opportunity and the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors on Friday. The topic of the panel was “The Multigenerational Impact of Women that”.

Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria and the other panelist spoke to young women about their experiences and how they became leaders.

Rep. Klarides said “The active role that these young women are

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