Eversource Helicopter Inspections

Posted on February 14, 2020 by hbrooks


Eversource is currently conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut, including in Monroe and Newtown.

This semiannual inspection enables Eversource to continue providing reliable electric service to our area. The work involves the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur.

The aerial inspections start today and continue through February 28th.

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2020 Major State Issues

Posted on January 27, 2020 by hbrooks


The state’s non-partisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has issues its report on important issues that the General Assembly may face during the 2020 legislative session that begins on February 5th.

You can view the report below, or you can download it by clicking here.

As we approach February 5th, please never hesitate to contact me with bill proposals or ideas.


Rep. Sredzinski and Sen. Kelly to Host Monroe Coffee Hour

Posted on January 10, 2020 by hbrooks


MONROE – State Representative JP Sredzinski and State Senator Kevin Kelly are hosting a coffee hour on Friday, January 24th from 8:00 am – 9:00 am at the Last Drop Coffee Shop located at 435 Main Street in Monroe. Residents are invited to join the lawmakers to discuss the upcoming 2020 legislative session and share their ideas for potential legislation.

WHAT: Coffee Hour with Rep. Sredzinski and Sen. Kelly

WHEN: Friday, January 24, 2020 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am

WHERE: The Last Drop Coffee Shop, 435

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Rep. Sredzinski Named House Republican Whip

Posted on January 6, 2020 by hbrooks


HARTFORD – State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) last month was named a House Republican Whip for the 2020 legislative session by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114). Rep. Sredzinski will also continue his role as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee.

In his new role as Whip, Rep. Sredzinski will be responsible for facilitating communication to and from leadership, organizing floor debate, tallying votes, and keeping record of caucus members’ positions

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New Taxes and Laws Effective January 1

Posted on January 3, 2020 by hbrooks


I want to wish you and your families a happy New Year! Now that 2019 has come to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to parking fees
  • Interior Design Service – Existing state sales tax rate

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