Rep. Klarides travels to Athens, Greece as member of United States Legislative Delegation

Posted on July 15, 2019 by jencusato


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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

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WORDS MATTER, AND ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES

Posted on June 20, 2019 by jencusato


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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

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KLARIDES RESPONDS TO $45 MILLION SOUTH FLORIDA INVESTMENT BY PRATT & WHITNEY

Posted on June 17, 2019 by jencusato


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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

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HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER THEMIS KLARIDES RESPONDS TO THE FUTURE IMPACTS OF THE 2019 SESSION

Posted on June 10, 2019 by jencusato


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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

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HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING DEMOCRAT STATE BUDGET BILL

Posted on June 4, 2019 by jencusato


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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

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HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP RESPONDS TO VOTE ON PASSAGE OF GOVERNMENT-RUN PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PROGRAM

Posted on June 1, 2019 by jencusato


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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

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Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria Applaud Passage of Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Program Legislation

Posted on May 31, 2019 by jencusato


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Reps. Klarides, Klarides-Ditria Applaud Passage of Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Program Legislation

HARTFORD – State Representative Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria praised the passage of legislation that will seek to expand an advanced manufacturing program started at Derby High School.

“We are proud to usher in this legislation that will empower and promote manufacturing here in Connecticut,” said House Republican Leader Klarides “It is an exceptional moment to be able to not only highlight,

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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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