Weekly Update – State Rep. Themis Klarides

Posted on January 18, 2019 by admin


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Orange Lawmakers Discuss Major Issues Impacting State

“Hosting office hours to hear from constituents is one of the best ways for us to connect with residents and to learn more about issues impacting our districts,” said Rep. Klarides.

Rep. Klarides Attends Education Meeting to Discuss Legislative session

It’s important that we work this session to protect ECS funding for our communities and continue to prevent teachers’ pensions from being placed on the backs of our towns and cities.

Lawmakers renew teacher pension cost-sharing debate

“It seems we’ve gotten to the point in state government where we’re always taking more money out of people’s pockets…

Klarides Says Streamlining Pension Tax Deduction Process Will Aid Seniors

Seniors will gain relief from having to fill out paperwork on their pensions under a House Republican proposal to get rid of a 2017 law that requires pension administrators to withhold taxes throughout the year, Leader Themis Klarides said today.

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Women’s Caucus Grows

The only woman in a top leadership position in the legislature is House Minority Leader Themis Klarides

Woodbridge Office Hour

Wednesday, January 30th

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Woodbridge Town Hall

2019 Major Issues Report

Click to read the Office of Legislative Research’s 2019 Major Issues Report.

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Klarides Says Streamlining Pension Tax Deduction Process Will Aid Seniors

Posted on January 17, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – Seniors will gain relief from having to fill out paperwork on their pensions under a House Republican proposal to get rid of a 2017 law that requires pension administrators to withhold taxes throughout the year, Leader Themis Klarides said today.

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2019 Major Issues Report

Posted on January 17, 2019 by admin


Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria Attend Education Meeting to Discuss Legislative session

Posted on January 16, 2019 by admin


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DERBY – State Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria met with local Board of Education members, Superintendents, Principals, teachers on Wednesday morning to hear their top issues impacting schools K-12. The annual legislative breakfast is hosted by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education.

In attendance were superintendents, principals, teachers, and BOE Members, from Ansonia, Derby, Orange, Milford, Seymour, Woodbridge, and West Haven.

Many in attendance expressed their concerns about school safety for both teachers and students. In addition, funding teachers’ pensions, providing more opportunities for advanced manufacturing training, and ECS funding were discussed.

Rep. Klarides said, “Today’s classrooms are much different than they were ten years or even five years ago. I give teachers a lot of respect for the work they do day in and day out to teach our children. It’s important that we work this session to protect ECS funding for our communities and continue to prevent teachers’ pensions from being placed on the backs of our towns and cities.”

Rep. Klarides-Ditria added, “Teachers or students not feeling safe in a classroom is something that we need to fix. Having a safe classroom for all makes the learning experience more productive, which will lead to better performance by students. I will be talking to my colleagues this session to see if we can repass legislation to address school safety.”

Last year, Governor Dan Malloy vetoed S.B. 453, a school safety bill that made several changes to school safety laws – the bill was co-sponsored by both Reps. Klarides and Klarides-Ditria. Also, Governor Malloy vetoed a bill that would have prevented future governors from being able to cut ECS funding midyear.

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Orange Lawmakers Discuss Major Issues Impacting State

Posted on January 16, 2019 by admin


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ORANGE – State Representatives Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro, and Kathy Kennedy hosted a legislative office hour on Monday night at the Case Memorial Library where they talked about the 2019 session, listened to residents and took dozens of questions about issues impacting the state.

The lawmakers talked briefly about the current legislative session that started on January 9th and gave residents a handout of the most recent major issues report that is produced by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research – residents can find the report by visiting www.cga.ct.gov/olr.

A majority of the conversation centered around three major topics the state budget, tolls, and the legalization of marijuana. In addition, residents expressed their concerns about the cost of electricity.

“Hosting office hours to hear from constituents is one of the best ways for us to connect with residents and to learn more about issues impacting our districts,” said Rep. Klarides. “I will continue to host frequent office hours throughout the session to give residents the opportunity to come to talk to me directly. But, if you can’t make one of my office hours please contact me at Themis.Klarides@housegop.ct.gov.”

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House GOP Leader Klarides statement on the early voting proposal

Posted on January 16, 2019 by admin


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“Any changes to the Constitution must be carefully considered because this debate could fundamentally alter the manner in which voters execute their democratic rights. In this most recent election, issues arose regarding balloting that have yet to be resolved. Voters rejected an early voting proposal in 2014 so the wording of a constitutional amendment must be crystal clear.’’

Rep. Klarides, Sen. Logan Announce Woodbridge Office Hours

Posted on January 14, 2019 by admin


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WOODBRIDGE – State Representative Themis Klarides and State Senator George Logan are announcing that they will be hosting office hours in Woodbridge on Wednesday, January 30th, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Woodbridge Town Hall.

Wednesday, January 30th
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Woodbridge Town Hall

For more information or to contact the lawmakers, residents can call 860-240-8700 or email Rep. Klarides at Themis.Klarides@housegop.ct.gov or Senator Logan at George.Logan@cga.ct.gov.

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Weekly Update – State Rep. Themis Klarides

Posted on January 12, 2019 by admin


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Rep. Klarides Sworn In

“The start of the new legislative session offers us all a chance for a clean slate and renewed opportunities…

Orange Office Hour

Office Hour:

Monday, January 14th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Case Memorial Library – Orange

Derby Coffee Hour

Coffee Hour:

Friday, January 18th, 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Valley Diner

House GOP vows to be a check on Democrats’ spending

House Republicans pledged Tuesday to remain focused on reforms to shrink state spending in 2019…

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Rep. Klarides Sworn In for New Term

Posted on January 12, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Themis Klarides took the oath of office on Wednesday, commencing the 2019 legislative session.

“The start of the new legislative session offers us all a chance for a clean slate and renewed opportunities to do the hard work and produce the best outcomes for the people of the state of Connecticut. I am optimistic that we can accomplish great things and complete our work on time,’’ said House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.

The General Assembly will be entering a “long session”, which will run from January 9th to June 5th. During the long session, the lawmakers are able to propose legislation and will be tasked with framing a two-year state budget.

Rep. Klarides can be reached by email at Themis.Klarides@housegop.ct.gov or by phone at 860-240-8700.

Orange Office Hours

Posted on January 12, 2019 by admin


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