Connecticut Offering Two New Competitive Grants for Municipalities

Posted on October 19, 2021


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The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development recently announced the creation of two new competitive grants intended to give a boost to the state’s towns and cities.

Applications are now being accepted for:

  • Innovation Corridor Program: The department expects to award up to $100 million total for two or more projects in major urban areas or regional economic centers. The projects are intended to facilitate the creation of at least 15,000 new jobs in data science, advanced manufacturing,

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Ongoing Traffic Projects in Our Area

Posted on September 21, 2021


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The CT Department of Transportation has recently announced the following projects expected to impact traffic in our area:

  • Scheduled Weekend Lane Closures on Route 8 Northbound in Waterbury: for two consecutive weekends, beginning at 8:00 PM on Friday, September 24, until 6:00 AM Monday, September 27, and  from 8:00 PM on Friday, October 1, until 6:00 AM Monday, October 4, 2021, there will be lane closures on Route 8 northbound in Waterbury to facilitate rehabilitation of Bridges over Platts Mill

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Rebimbas, House Republicans Launch Petition Process on Juvenile Crime Crisis

Posted on July 8, 2021


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HARTFORD—Deputy House Republican Leader Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) joined fellow caucus members on Wednesday to kickstart the call for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms. The lawmakers were joined by local police chiefs, municipal leaders, and citizen activists who are concerned about the recent spike in repeat juvenile car

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Transportation Update: Governor Announces “Time for CT” Rail Plan

Posted on June 21, 2021


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Please see below for an update from Governor Lamont announcing a plan to improve rail service throughout Connecticut. The plan calls for improved service time and frequency, modernization of our rail infrastructure, and investment in new rail cars.

As co-chair of the legislature’s bipartisan Waterbury Rail Line Caucus, I am hopeful that this plan will lead to upgrades along the Waterbury branch, which services an area of the state with unlimited economic potential.

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Rep. Rebimbas: Portuguese Flag Will Be Raised at State Capitol on June 10 in Recognition of Day of Portugal

Posted on June 10, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative and Deputy House Republican Leader Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) announced that the Portuguese flag will be raised at the CT state Capitol on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in recognition of Day of Portugal.

Traditionally, Day of Portugal has been celebrated with a widely-attended event in the Hall of Flags with dancing, keynote speakers and special guest, and Portuguese cuisine. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s celebration was cancelled, and despite

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Rep. Rebimbas Calls on Legislature, CSDE to Draft an Education Plan for CT’s Unvaccinated Children

Posted on June 5, 2021


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HARTFORD – State Representative and Deputy House Republican Leader Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck), who has pushed back against numerous Democrat attempts to erode parental rights during the 2021 session, introduced an amendment on Wednesday requiring the state to develop an education plan for unvaccinated students who will be denied access to public and private school facilities beginning next fall.

“How can we truly help our youngest children who have suffered during this pandemic if we do not let

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Rep. Rebimbas Speak on Fair Rate for Phone Calls for Incarcerated Persons

Posted on June 5, 2021


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This week, the House passed a bill making phone calls FREE for incarcerated persons. I spoke in support of a fair amendment that would ask people in prison to simply cover the cost of these phone calls – no more, no less. Just the cost to the facility and state of providing that call to the individual. That amendment was rejected along party lines.

Asking the taxpayers, and by extension the victims and the victims’ families, to subsidize this cost is wrong. We’re asking people who may not

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Rep. Rebimbas Says Clean Slate Bill Puts Criminals Before Victims

Posted on May 28, 2021


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The CT House just voted primarily on party lines to permit the PERMANENT ERASURE of criminal records for individuals who commit heinous acts such as enticing a minor, robbery with the threat of physical force, interfering with an officer, and hate crimes, to name a few.
I spoke in support of a Republican amendment that would remove hate crimes from automatic erasure. The amendment, of course, failed – also along party lines.
The proponents of this bill are the same ones who continue to add

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Rep. Rebimbas Votes to Expand Project Longevity Into Waterbury

Posted on May 28, 2021


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Initiative Addresses Gang Violence

HARTFORD – State Representative and Deputy House Republican Leader Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) proudly cosponsored and voted in favor of H.B. 6034, An Act Concerning Project Longevity. The bill, which passed in the CT House of Representatives with unanimous support, would expand this initiative into the city of Waterbury, which neighbors Naugatuck.

Project Longevity, which currently runs in the cities of New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford will now, pending Senate

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Naugatuck Legislative Delegation Applauds Passage of Bill that Will Put Naugatuck on Stronger Financial Footing

Posted on May 26, 2021


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HARTFORD – In a joint statement to the press, the Naugatuck legislative delegation, State Representatives Rosa C. Rebimbas and David Labriola, and State Senators Joan Hartley and Jorge Cabrera praised the passage of SB 967, An Act Authorizing the Borough of Naugatuck to Issue Pension Deficit Funding Bonds. The bill, which passed with strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, authorizes the borough to take advantage of current low interest rates to refinance its debt by issuing pension

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