Republican Lawmakers Present Alternative to Tolls

Posted on April 24, 2019 by admin


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State Representatives Noreen Kokoruda and Jesse MacLachlan hosted a “Tolls Informational Forum” on Tuesday night at Madison Town Hall.

The forum, which was presented by House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, was the 18th forum held since the start of the legislative session.

Panelists and hosts presented the history of the Special Transportation Fun, recent results of toll studies and plans, as well as the GOP

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Kokoruda Responds to Union Contract Vote

Posted on March 19, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – On February 20, the legislature was called in to hear Governor Lamont budget proposal as he addressed the House and Senate in a joint session.

State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-Madison), Deputy Republican Leader At-Large and a member of the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding Governor Lamont’s budget proposal and the Majority Party’s reluctance to bring up union concessions:

“It’s hard to believe that we have reached the second half

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Public Hearing on Tolls- TOMORROW, March 6

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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The legislature’s Transportation Committee on TOMORROW (March 6) will hold a public hearing on two different bills that would bring highway tolls back to Connecticut.

The first bill (H.B. 7280) is from legislative Democrats, and the second (H.B. 7202) is from Gov. Ned Lamont.

Late last year, a well-publicized study on highway tolling indicated Connecticut residents could see as many as 82 toll gantries placed on highways throughout the state. Gov. Lamont, through his two-year budget proposal, has

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Public Hearing on Forced Regionalization Bills – THIS Friday, March 1

Posted on February 26, 2019 by admin


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Forced school consolidation is a real possibility now that Governor Lamont has included the plan in his recent budget proposal. Whether you support the idea or not, I would like to encourage you to ensure your voices are heard.

On Friday, March 1st at 1:00 in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building, the Education Committee will be holding a public hearing to discuss school consolidation among a list of other items.

Do you want your voice to be heard?

If you’d like to attend but are unable to,

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Kokoruda Responds to Gov. Lamont Budget Proposal

Posted on February 26, 2019 by admin


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State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda issued the following statement on Governor Lamont’s budget proposal for the 2020-2021 biennium, which the governor presented to the General Assembly on February 20.

Kokoruda, a member of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee said: “Although I am always hopeful and eager to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I am also cautious as there are many aspects of the governor’s budget proposal that are simply a tax on the middle class. The budget proposal we

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Summary of Governor Lamont’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Changes and Revenue Recommendations

Posted on February 20, 2019 by admin


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Durham Lawmakers Host ‘Let’s Taco Bout It’ Event

Posted on January 30, 2019 by admin


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The free event that took place on Wednesday, January 16 at The Whole Enchilada, located on 370 Main Street in Durham allowed individuals from Durham and the surrounding area to receive a legislative update from State Reps. Vincent Candelora (R-86) and Noreen Kokoruda (R-101).

The lawmakers were available to address local concerns from constituents, to answer questions, to discuss the 2019 legislative session as well as current happenings at the Capitol. Other topics addressed during this event included

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Reps. Candelora, Kokoruda Co-Host “Know the Risks” Press Conference

Posted on January 23, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representatives Vincent Candelora (R-86) and Noreen Kokoruda co-hosted a “Know the Risks” press conference along with the Connecticut Chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (CT SAM), Connecticut Association of Prevention Professionals (CAPP), students, advocates, law enforcement, health professionals, and local officials to discuss the implications and health risks associated with legalizing retail marijuana in Connecticut.

Recent findings were discussed by a number of speakers,

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Kokoruda Prepares for 2019 Legislative Session, Named Deputy Republican Leader At Large

Posted on January 16, 2019 by admin


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State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) recently received new committee assignments for her fifth two-year term serving the people of Madison and Durham.

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides has chosen Rep. Noreen Kokoruda to serve in her 2019-2021 leadership team as Deputy Republican Leader At Large, which provides for a stronger voice at the legislative bargaining table and gives her leadership responsibilities on the House Floor during floor debate.

Rep. Kokoruda was reappointed to the

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Rep. Kokoruda Attends Legislative Breakfast Hosted by Connecticut Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf

Posted on January 15, 2019 by admin


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Millie Morales, Marvey Corson, State Representative Noreen Kokoruda and Sheri Rombald attended a legislative breakfast at the Capitol in Hartford earlier this month, which was hosted by Connecticut Council Organizations Serving the Deaf (CCOSD). CCOSD is committed to serving the deaf and hard of hearing residents of Connecticut through their local and autonomous member organizations of or for the Deaf.