Posted on October 28, 2019 by jencusato
Representative Themis Klarides
Once constructed, the Valley Fire Chiefs Regional Training School (VFCRTS) will serve as a community staple by offering a place far beyond just training our volunteer fire fighters. Classrooms, technology, and facility buildings at this state of the art training school will serve TSA, Homeland Security, EMS, Law Enforcement, Fire Marshal Training, DEEP, Military, National Guard, school safety, and youth groups such as Girl and Boy Scouts of Connecticut.
Posted on October 15, 2019 by jencusato
We entered the 2019 legislative session in January following eight years of unbroken, one-party Democrat rule in Hartford with Connecticut facing an estimated $3.7 billion deficit.
The Democrat response to eliminate this deficit was the same it was in 2011 and 2015 when Connecticut was confronted with other huge deficits following statewide elections won by Democrat gubernatorial candidates: even more spending fueled by massive tax increases — tax hikes on businesses, payroll taxes, at the cash register,…
Posted on October 11, 2019 by jencusato
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HARTFORD – Representatives Klarides, Klarides-Ditria, McGorty, Perillo, Labriola, Rebimbas, and Senators Logan, Kelly, and Berthel of the Valley Legislative Delegation applaud towns for pursuing resolutions for Valley Chiefs Fire Training School…
Posted on October 8, 2019 by jencusato
Life is now going to cost everyone just a little bit more.
An increase will apply to the food we eat, the movies we enjoy with our families, and even the car we are trading in to the auto dealer.
It’s a game of inch by inch with the ever encroaching tax system of Connecticut steadily creeping into the everyday life and homes of our taxpayers. The Digital Goods Tax now increases from 1% to 6.35%. This tax will be applied to downloading movies, music, stock photography,…
Posted on July 15, 2019 by jencusato
This month ten elected state legislators from around the United States visited Athens as a part of the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA). WHIA is an organization made up of legislators of Greek descent from various parliaments and legislatures from 26 countries from around the world who come together to advocate for Hellenic causes and issues of concern to the Greek diaspora abroad.
“As a member of the U.S. delegation traveling to Athens for the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary…
Posted on June 20, 2019 by jencusato
HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) issues statement addressing today’s release of the agenda for the State Bond Commission meeting, set for June 26, 2019. The agenda is void of the long promised funding for the construction of the Valley Regional Fire Training School.
“On November 2, 2018 just days before the election, then candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz held a large press conference in the City of Derby. The intent of this…
Posted on June 17, 2019 by jencusato
HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER KLARIDES RESPONDS TO PRATT & WHITNEY $45 MILLION SOUTH FLORIDA ANNOUNCEMENT
House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R- Derby) released the following statement regarding today’s news of East Hartford’s Pratt & Whitney’s decision to invest $45 million in its West Palm Beach facility.
“It is a growing concern when businesses founded and rooted in Connecticut are not investing in Connecticut. An even greater concern is when a Connecticut company takes the calculated step to…
Posted on June 10, 2019 by jencusato
HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (Derby) issues a response addressing the impacts of the recently closed 2019 Legislative Session and the economic pressures that will follow.
“The new developments of the 2019 Session will soon deliver a debilitating blow to the economy of Connecticut as the recently passed legislation is soon signed in to law. It should not be seen as mere coincidence that a company, employing 19,000 individuals and has called Connecticut home for almost 100 years…
Posted on June 4, 2019 by jencusato
June 3, 2019
HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (Derby) issues a statement regarding the biennium State Budget issued Sunday evening, June 2, 2019. The 567 page Democrat state budget bill was made public on Sunday evening, June 2nd and expected to be vetted and voted on the following day.
“This budget displays the continued disregard for any feedback the taxpayers and businesses of this state provide to this administration,” said Rep. Klarides. “Over the next two years this administration…
Posted on June 1, 2019 by jencusato
HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP RESPONDS TO VOTE ON PASSAGE OF GOVERNMENT-RUN PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM
HARTFORD—House Republicans late Friday voted against a mandatory payroll tax from Democrats and slammed majority party lawmakers desperate to appease their progressive base by installing a new government-run paid family and medical leave program before the legislative session ends next week.
“Connecticut is among the most expensive places to live, it’s one of the most expensive and difficult…