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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Rep. Rebimbas, House Republican Leaders Statement on Democrats’ Inaction on Juvenile Motor Vehicle Theft Crisis

Posted on May 20, 2021


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HARTORD—House Republican Leaders on Thursday issued the following statement in response to reports of a vehicle stolen in Manchester with a child inside:

“We started this legislative session with a clear message from Connecticut residents frustrated by the increasing threat of motor vehicle-related crimes committed by juveniles. They wanted the General Assembly to tackle this public safety crisis, yet here we are, with roughly three weeks left before the session’s end, and we’re no closer to being

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Connecticut Department of Education Seeking Public Comment on ARP ESSER State Plan

Posted on May 14, 2021


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Below is a press release from the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) regarding two upcoming public forums where you will have the opportunity to weigh-in on the use of federal relief money for our primary and secondary schools.

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Connecticut Department of Education Seeking Public Comment on ARP ESSER State Plan

Hosting Two Public Forums Next Week to Solicit Stakeholder Input on Priorities for Federal Funding

 
(Hartford) – The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) today

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Reps. Rebimbas, Labriola Present Legislative Citations to Winners of 2021 Essay Contest on Important Women in CT’s History

Posted on May 11, 2021


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NAUGATUCK – State Representatives Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) and David Labriola (R-Oxford, Naugatuck, Southbury) proudly presented legislative citations to Chloe Murphy and Caroline Silva Oliveira of Cross Street Intermediate School for winning the 2021 Naugatuck Essay Contest. The representatives sponsored the annual contest, along with State Senators Joan Hartley and Jorge Cabrera.

The students wrote essays in honor of Women’s History Month using the prompt, “Important Women in Connecticut’s

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Rep. Rebimbas Fights for a Parent’s Right to Access Their Child’s Medical Information

Posted on May 6, 2021


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Last week, the governor quickly and quietly signed a bill passed by the legislature eliminating the religious exemption from the state’s immunization requirements.
Yesterday, another bill (H.B. 6389) sadly passed in the CT House of Representatives further limiting a parent’s rights when it comes to their child’s health. It will likely passed in the Democrat-controlled Senate and will then be sent to Governor Lamont for his signature.
When will this

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Connecticut’s Religious Exemption Eliminated

Posted on April 30, 2021


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On Tuesday, I joined thousands of freedom-minded residents outside the state Capitol for the Rise Up Rally in support of religious liberties and parental rights. We did this as the Democrat-controlled Senate, following the House a week prior, was debating on the fate of Connecticut’s religious exemption from the immunization requirement.

I am sorry to report that the bill passed and was quietly signed into law by the governor less than 24 hours later. The journey of this controversial bill from a

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PURA Says Eversource’s Response Was Insufficient

Posted on April 30, 2021


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This week, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) ruled that Eversource committed serious violations in its response to, and lack of preparedness for, Tropical Storm Isaias. Poor communication with customers and other stakeholders was also a major issue as residents throughout Naugatuck awaited updates from their power company.

The storm left nearly one million Connecticut residents and businesses without power for several days last August amid the global pandemic and a major heat

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Governor, Democrats Push for New Gas Tax

Posted on April 30, 2021


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Just when you thought Connecticut couldn’t get more expensive, think again. Why? Because in addition to CT’s above-average fuel costs, Governor Lamont intends to commit us to the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). TCI, although well-intended, would actually create an additional gas tax to be paid by Connecticut residents and businesses.

Not only would TCI increase fuel costs for commuters, but it would also drive up prices for consumer goods. This regressive tax would, in fact,

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Virtual Zoning Forum on Monday, May 3 – OPEN TO PUBLIC

Posted on April 30, 2021


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This Monday, May 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m., I will be co-hosting an informational forum with area legislators on pending legislation that could affect local zoning, land use, and affordable housing. Joining us will be the Ranking Members of the Planning and Development Committee, State Senator Tony Hwang and State Representative Joe Zullo, who will discuss each bill in more detail.

No need to register. All you need to do is watch on Facebook Live by going to FB.com/CTHouseGOP.

You may email questions

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Rep. Rebimbas Says $1.9 Billion in New Taxes a Nonstarter in Budget Negotiations

Posted on April 30, 2021


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HARTFORD – Deputy House Republican Leader Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) said the majority party’s biennial budget proposal, which introduced $1.9 billion in new taxes over the next two years are $3.2 billion in new taxes over the next three years, is a nonstarter for bipartisan budget negotiations

“This is the majority party’s go-to move – ‘let’s fix our fiscal mess by making someone else pay for it,'” said Rep. Rebimbas, who also serves as Chair of the Screening Committee. “Not only do these tax-and-spend

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