Rep. Rebimbas Issues Statement After Passage of H.B. 5417, Which Strengthens Juvenile Laws 

Posted on April 29, 2022


HARTFORD—In a Republican-driven effort State Representative Rosa Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, issued the following statement Thursday after the House voted in favor of H.B. 5417, which will strengthen Juvenile Justice laws.

The bill, which now awaits passage by the Senate, is a compromise legislation aimed at curbing Connecticut’s juvenile crime crisis, laying a foundation for more work on improving public safety in communities that have seen a shocking escalation in the seriousness of crimes committed

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Rep. Rebimbas to be honored by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Posted on April 22, 2022


State Representative Rosa Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, will be honored with the RisCassi-Koskoff Civil Justice Award by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association during a ceremony in June.

Rep. Rebimbas, who serves as Deputy House Leader, will receive the award at the association’s annual meeting on June 6 at the Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook.

The prestigious award is bestowed upon a person who has advocated on behalf of injured consumers and “demonstrates a compassion and commitment to advocacy

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Reps. Rosa Rebimbas and David Labriola Call for Immediate Tax Relief for Connecticut Residents

Posted on April 21, 2022


HARTFORD, CT – State Representatives Rosa Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, and David Labriola, R-Oxford, joined their Republican colleagues in the House and Senate in calling for immediate tax relief for Connecticut residents.

Republican House and Senate members on Tuesday unveiled a $1.2 billion package of tax cuts to help Connecticut’s working- and middle-class families.

The proposal reduces the state income tax for low- and middle-income families and individuals, reduces the state sales tax and eliminates

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Women’s History Month Essay Winners!

Posted on April 8, 2022


As we continue to recognize Women’s History Month, I’d like to congratulate Lyla Mueller, a sixth-grade student at Cross Street Intermediate School, and Amanda Torrens, a sixth grader at Hillside Intermediate School. They are the first place winners of our essay contest sponsored by a bi-partisan group of legislators!

The topic for the contest was “How a Connecticut Woman Made a Contribution to the State and/or Nation and How it Influenced Me.”

Lyla focused her essay on Prudence Crandall, the state’s

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Connecticut’s Renters’ Rebate Program now accepting applications

Posted on April 7, 2022


Connecticut’s Renters’ Rebate Program, which is aimed at helping elderly and disabled renters, is now accepting applications and will continue to do so until Oct. 1.

The program provides rebates of up to $900 for married couples and $700 for single filers. The rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies.

The applications can be filed with either social service

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Reps. Rebimbas and Labriola announce $1 million in bonding for Naugatuck YMCA  

Posted on April 5, 2022


State Representatives Rosa Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, and David Labriola, R-Oxford, announced that the Naugatuck YMCA will receive $1 million from the State Bonding Commission for infrastructure upgrades.

Rep. Rebimbas, who serves as Deputy House Leader, announced the bonding decision, along with Rep. Labriola and Sen. Joan Hartley.

“Thank you to the commission for approving this critical bonding, which will be used for improvements in the building. Rep. Labriola, Sen. Hartley and I had the pleasure

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House Votes to Suspend State’s Gas Tax

Posted on March 24, 2022


Wednesday afternoon, the House voted to suspend the state’s 25 cent excise tax on gasoline, which will go into effect on April 1 and run until June 30. The bill that suspended the tax will also allocate federal funding that will make public bus service free during that time and the state will suspend taxes on clothing and footwear from April 10 to April 16.

My fellow House Republicans have been calling for a suspension of the gas tax for weeks because we are hearing from residents daily about the

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Women’s Bipartisan Caucus Announces Instacart Has Pledged Up To $1 Million To Support Women-Owned Businesses

Posted on March 15, 2022


(HARTFORD, CT) – State Representatives Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) and Dorinda Borer (D-West Haven), Co-Chairs of the Women’s Bipartisan Caucus, announced Tuesday that Instacart, an online grocery delivery service, has pledged to support women-owned businesses with up to $1 million in advertising credit on their platform in recognition of Women’s History Month.

Instacart announced that beginning in April, “eligible brands will receive free Instacart Ads credits to use with the company’s flagship

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Read Across America in Naugatuck

Posted on March 4, 2022


Thank you to the teachers of Naugatuck Public Schools and Salem Elementary School for having me as a guest reader today for #readacrossamericaweek!

It was a pleasure to read “Almost Always Best, Best Friends,” by Apryl Stott to Mrs. Bothroyd’s wonderful second-grade class.

It was a great opportunity to promote literacy and reading in our schools and I donated a copy so they can enjoy it in the future.

Women’s Caucus Highlights Grant Programs Available for Women-Owned Businesses

Posted on January 19, 2022


HARTFORD, CT – State Representatives Dorinda Borer (D-West Haven) and Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck), Co-Chairs of the Women’s Bipartisan Caucus, held a virtual conversation with Brenda Thickett and Louise Lisboa from the Women’s Business Development Council to discuss grant programs that are available for women-owned businesses in Connecticut.

The Equity Match Grant Program awards up to $10,000 to projects pertaining to business growth and profitability. The deadline for that program is February 13.

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