Fairfield Lawmakers Push for Greater Transparency of State Port Authority

Posted on August 21, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD- At a public information meeting yesterday, Transportation Committee members State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132), and House ranking member Laura Devlin (R-134) pushed for greater transparency and accountability of the Connecticut Port Authority (CPA) and expressed disappointment that those in leadership positions who were the CPA decision makers refused to come before their legislative committee and explain the finance and mismanagement practices at the quasi-public agency.

The State Auditors

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Kupchick Achieves 100% Attendance In House

Posted on August 20, 2019 by jdooley


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HARTFORD-  State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular and Special Sessions. The House Clerk’s Office released the data on members’ votes this week.

“I value the trust the residents of Fairfield place in me.  This legislative session we had many important debates on important issues regarding the budget, taxes, and policies that affect Fairfield, and our business

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Reps. Kupchick and Devlin Statement on El Paso and Dayton Tragedies

Posted on August 7, 2019 by jdooley


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Representatives Kupchick and Devlin expressed their heartbreak over the news of the horrific mass shootings and offer their sincere sympathy for the victims and the families in El Paso and Dayton.

“The Connecticut General Assembly has worked together arm-in-arm, Republicans and Democrats, to pass meaningful and landmark legislation to end gun violence and address mental health in Connecticut. It’s time for the elected members of Congress of both political parties and the President of the United States

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State Rep. Brenda Kupchick: New Plastic Bag Tax Started August 1

Posted on August 3, 2019 by jdooley


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New Plastic Bag Tax Started August 1

I want to remind the residents of Fairfield that a new state law on placing a ten cent tax on plastic bags took effect on August 1st.

The legislation, Public Act 19-117, which was a section of the state budget, creates a statewide plastic bag fee of .10 cents per “single-use checkout bag” that must be collected by retailers making sales in Connecticut.

The collectors

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State Rep. Brenda Kupchick: Operation Hope Community Tag Sale Coming Soon

Posted on July 31, 2019 by jdooley


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Dear Friends,

It is time again for the annual Community Tag Sale hosted by the volunteers at Operation Hope. The Operation Hope Tag Sale is Saturday, August 17 (9:00am-4:00pm) and Sunday, August 18 (12:00pm-4:00pm). This year’s tag sale is at the First Congregational Church of Fairfield at 148 Beach Rd. All proceeds will benefit Operation Hope.

Operation Hope has been helping Fairfield County residents through affordable housing,

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Fairfield Legislators Invite Residents to ‘Pints and Politics’

Posted on July 15, 2019 by jdooley


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Fairfield State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132), Laura Devlin (R-134), and State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) have announced that they will be hosting a Pints and Politics event on Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00pm at Local Kitchen (85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield).

The event will allow residents the opportunity speak with the legislators and hear the latest updates from the State Capitol in a relaxed setting. The lawmakers will discuss the issues and debates shaping the 2019 legislative session, including municipal

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Fairfield Legislators, Operation Hope Complete Annual Diaper Drive

Posted on July 12, 2019 by jdooley


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FAIRFIELD – State Representatives Brenda Kupchick (R-132), Laura Devlin (R-134) in cooperation with Operation Hope finished their annual ‘Town-Wide Diaper Drive’ Saturday June 22 with the help of Al DiGuido, owner of Saugatuck Sweets and his organization, Al’s Angels at Saugatuck Sweets collecting a total of 2,145 diapers and pull ups.

Both Reps. Kupchick and Devlin worked with Operation Hope on a month-long diaper drive for in-need Fairfield families.

Operation Hope Executive Director, Carla Miklos

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State Rep. Brenda Kupchick: Senior Tax Relief Coming

Posted on July 1, 2019 by jdooley


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One of the few victories this past legislative session was to block attempts to rescind Connecticut’s phase-out of the state income tax on pensions for seniors that was included in the historic bipartisan budget that passed in 2017.

The governor had attempted to stop the scheduled phase-out of the tax in his budget but was stopped by the General Assembly.

I, along with my colleagues, have long advocated for the repeal of the state tax on pension, annuity income and Social Security benefits

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Fairfield Officials Participate in Wartime Service Medal Ceremony

Posted on June 25, 2019 by jdooley


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Fairfield Officials Participate in Wartime Service Medal Ceremony

FAIRFIELD – State Representatives Brenda Kupchick (R-132), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-133) along with State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) participated in a Connecticut Wartime Service Medal Ceremony hosted at Roger Ludlowe Middle School on Thursday, June 20th.

The Fairfield legislative delegation presented the medals alongside Department of Veterans’ Affairs, (DVA) Director of Projects and Operations Joe Danao.

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State Rep. Brenda Kupchick with a 2019 Session Wrap-up

Posted on June 17, 2019 by jdooley


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The 2019 session ended at midnight on June 5th, and although there were some good pieces of legislation to come out of this session, I was quite disappointed by the lack of bi-partisanship on the major issues debated.

In 2017-2018 legislative sessions the legislature worked together across party lines to pass meaningful legislation and a budget that put Connecticut on a path toward fiscally responsibility.

Some positive legislation that passed this session included:

  • Stopping the governor’s plan

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