Area Lawmakers Support Bill to Increase Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


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On Tuesday, May 14th, State Representatives Vincent Candelora (R-86), Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) and Sean Scanlon (D-98) joined their fellow colleagues in the House of Representative in unanimously voting in favor of H.B. 5524, An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl.

H.B. 5524 would change the definition of narcotic substance to include fentanyl in the same category as heroin. As the law is currently written, fentanyl is listed as a synthetic drug, which is a lesser penalty.

“This

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Memorial Day 2019

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


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Memorial Day arrives this weekend, and it is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

Below is a list of some important events happening in our district this weekend to commemorate this national holiday.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2019

Madison

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. – Parade from downtown Madison to West Cemetery.

Durham

Monday, May 27, 2019

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Rep. Kokoruda Hears Constituents Concerns Regarding Paid Family Medical Leave

Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin


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Paid Family Medical Leave (FMLA) has been a hotly debated topic again this legislative session. During my experience as a legislator, there are many instances where the legislature takes up issues that look good at face value, but after scratching the surface, many issues arise proving these ideas to be impractical. Although proposals like statewide paid FMLA are well-intended, the effects of implementing such a program would be detrimental.

Paid FMLA allows employees to take paid time off in order

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Rep. Kokoruda Hosts Annual Memorial Day Essay Contest

Posted on May 3, 2019 by admin


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Rep. Kokoruda Welcomes Special Olympics Athletes to State Capitol

Posted on April 26, 2019 by admin


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On April 24, 2019 at the Capitol in Hartford, State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) met with Special Olympics athletes that competed in the Special Olympics 2019 USA Games hosted by Abu Dhabi, in March.

Pictured L-R: State Representative Noreen Kokoruda, Athlete Chris Piotrowski, Durham

Rep. Kokoruda joined other legislators, advocates, parents and coaches in sharing words of praise to the men and women that represented

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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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