Public Hearing Scheduled for Insurance Rate Increases

Posted on August 2, 2022


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HARTFORD – As you may have heard, insurance companies have proposed increasing rates in Connecticut in 2023 for individual and small group markets by an average of more than 20%. These rate increases would impact more than 200,000 people statewide.

And if you haven’t already heard, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has also decided to leave the Connecticut market.

The Connecticut Insurance Department has scheduled a hybrid public meeting for Monday, August 15 at 9 a.m. Members of the public can attend

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Republican Legislative Leaders Renew Calls to Hold Public Hearing at State Capitol on Proposed Health Insurance Rate Increases

Posted on July 15, 2022


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HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republican Leaders are renewing their calls for a public hearing at the state Capitol on the proposed health insurance rate filings for the 2023 individual and small group markets, which include proposed rate increases averaging over 20%.

On Monday, Connecticut Republicans wrote to legislative leaders, Governor Lamont, and Insurance Department Commissioner Mais calling on them to hold a public hearing at the State Capitol complex on the proposed health insurance

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Co-Chairs of the Waterbury Rail Line Caucus Applaud Expansion of Service on the New Haven and Waterbury Branch Lines

Posted on July 13, 2022


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WATERBURY – State Representative Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) joined Sen. Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) and Rep. Geraldo Reyes (D-Waterbury) in support of the addition of six new express trains on the New Haven Branch Line and seven new weekday trains on the Waterbury Branch Line.

The expanded service, which began Monday, is expected to add convenience and efficiency for commuters in Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley who are traveling to New York City, as well as other destinations. Adding trains to

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State Representative Rebimbas Recognized by the CBIA for 100% Pro-Business Voting Score

Posted on July 11, 2022


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HARTFORD – State Representative Rosa Rebimbas (R-70th) was recently recognized for her outstanding record in support of Connecticut businesses.

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), which represents thousands of large and small employers, gave Rebimbas a 100% on its annual State House Voting Record Scorecard.

Votes were scored on 10 bills, chosen for their potential impact—positive or negative—on job growth and the state’s post-pandemic recovery. They ranged from developing a

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Rep. Rebimbas and Area Lawmakers Lend Bi-Partisan Support to Naugatuck’s Grant Application for Development of Naugatuck Industrial Commons

Posted on July 6, 2022


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State Representative Rosa Rebimbas, (R-70th), joined fellow members of the Naugatuck legislative delegation in support of the borough’s application for $75 million in grant funds for the redevelopment of more than 86 acres of industrial space to prepare it for new tenants and long-term growth.

Rep. David Labriola (R-131st) and Sens. Jorge Cabrera (D-17th) and Joan Hartley (D-15th) joined Rebimbas in the signing of a letter in support of the application to the state’s Community Investment Fund.

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Rep. Rebimbas honored by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

Posted on June 21, 2022


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WESTBROOK – State Representative Rosa Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, was honored by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association with its RisCassi-Koskoff Civil Justice Award during a ceremony this month 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 on behalf of the injured and, in full support for the civil justice system.”

Rep. Rebimbas, who attended the ceremony on June 6, was admitted

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Applications for Child Tax Rebate now open

Posted on June 6, 2022


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HARTFORD – Applications for the 2022 Child Tax Rebate opened today and will be accepted until July 31 of this year.

It is a one-time rebate for taxpaying residents of Connecticut who have claimed at least one child as a dependent on their taxes. This rebate was passed in the 2022 session as part of the budget adjustment package.

Rebates are expected to go out in late August. The maximum rebate amount is $250 per child and up to three children that were claimed on a filer’s federal income tax return

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

Posted on April 29, 2022


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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


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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


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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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