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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Greater Employment Opportunities for Individuals Fighting Substance Abuse

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The state legislature’s Labor Committee moved legislation forward that will help individuals recovering from substance abuse find quality employment opportunities. The legislation, co-sponsored by Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) and State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell), was approved to go to the House of Representatives as a result of the committee’s vote on the bill.

Representative Klarides explained, “It’s important to consider all available resources when it

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Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria Tour Derby High School Advanced Manufacturing Program

Posted on March 12, 2019 by jencusato


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The first of its kind high school Advanced Manufacturing program in the State of Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT. March 11, 2019, – Connecticut State Representatives Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria toured the facilities of the Derby High School Advanced Manufacturing Program.  The program is a direct collaboration with Housatonic Community College.  This program is the first of its kind in a Connecticut high school.

Students who enroll in the Advanced Manufacturing Program will earn both Derby

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House GOP Leader Klarides, Republicans Fights Tolls

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Admin


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Forced School Regionalization, Hearing Details Announced

Posted on February 25, 2019 by jencusato


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While SB 738, introduced by Sen. Looney, and SB 457, introduced by Sens. Duff and Osten, have been circulating for several weeks, there is now a third bill in the mix. It is a Governor’s Bill, which was released yesterday, when Governor Lamont presented his budget proposal. The new bill is SB 874: An Act Concerning Education Initiatives and Services in Connecticut.

All three of these bills are on the agenda for the public hearing. If your testimony concerns the topic of forced regionalization generally, it’s a good idea to cite all three bill numbers.

Date, Time, Place

The hearing is scheduled:

Friday, March 1
Starting at 1:00 pm
Legislative Office Building, Room 2E
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford

Click here for directions to the Legislative Office Building (and parking garage).

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Local Lawmakers Deliver Student’s Valentines for Vets

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailWEST HAVEN – State Representatives Themis Klarides, Charles Ferraro, Kathy Kennedy, and Nicole Klarides-Ditria teamed up with local students to make Valentines for Veterans. The students made hundreds of handmade valentines for the veterans and the lawmakers delivered them to veterans at the West Haven VA on Valentine’s Day.

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Tree Removal along the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) in Orange, Woodbridge and New Haven.

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailThe Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a tree removal operation will be performed on Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway) northbound and southbound in Orange, Woodbridge and New Haven on Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, 2019. Work hours will be 6 a.m. to noon.

The project consists of cutting dead trees, high limbing and clearing signs between Exits 56 and 59. This work will be performed by state forces.

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Klarides Sisters Look to End Unnecessary Tax Filing for Seniors

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailHARTFORD – State Reps. Themis Klarides and Nicole Klarides-Ditria expressed their support in Finance, Revenue and Bonding on Wednesday for a House Republican proposal that will eliminate the requirement that income tax be deducted and withheld from pension payments unless the payee has submitted a CT-W4P withholding certificate.

Reps. Klarides and Klarides-Ditria said they are committed to getting this legislation passed on behalf of their constituents within their districts and across the state of Connecticut. Each of the Representatives have received feedback from countless seniors citizens who are confused, frustrated, and concerned by notices of higher tax rates and the need to file returns.

Rep. Klarides, who testified before the committee, explained, “Many seniors are living off less month to month as a result of the tax being taken out immediately. Individuals who rely on pension and annuity payments cannot afford a decrease in their monthly income, and cannot wait until April to get their money back. Lastly, many individuals prior to this change did not need to file an income tax form. As a result, this has led to further inconvenience to our most at-need constituencies, who may not be able to afford a tax professional or have access to the services they need as a result of this policy change.”

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Weekly Update – State Rep. Themis Klarides

Posted on February 10, 2019 by admin


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Weekly Update – State Rep. Themis Klarides

Posted on February 3, 2019 by admin


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Rep. Klarides, Sen. Logan Host Woodbridge Town Hall Meeting

“Proposals to force regionalization of schools is not the way to approach this topic,” said Rep. Klarides. “We need to encourage communities to work together and combine resources when they can and when it makes sense. I encourage residents that are concerned about this proposal to stay vocal and together we can stop this bill from moving forward.”

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