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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Rep. Sredzinski Votes in Favor of Settlement Between State and Hospitals

Posted on December 19, 2019 by hbrooks


HARTFORD – State Rep. JP Sredzinski (R-112) on Wednesday voted in favor of an agreement reached between Connecticut hospitals and the state that settles a nearly 5 year old lawsuit that could have exposed the state to a roughly $4 billion liability.

Rep. Sredzinski expressed his support for the agreement Thursday morning:

“As I watched this process unfold over the last few years, it became clear to me that this agreement is the best way to rectify missteps taken by previous legislatures. Ideally,

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Rep. Sredzinski Named Legislator of the Year by Leading Police Organization

Posted on December 17, 2019 by hbrooks


HARTFORD — State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) last Thursday received the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association’s (CPCA) Legislative Award for his efforts on behalf of the law enforcement community during the 2019 legislative session.

The annual award is given to legislators who demonstrate support for the police through their votes or public remarks.

“More than ever, it’s critical that we as a legislature provide police with the resources and support needed to keep our communities safe,”

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Independent Audit: Funds for Sandy Hook First Responders ‘Used for Other Purposes’

Posted on December 6, 2019 by hbrooks


HARTFORD – State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) on Thursday joined fellow House Republicans in calling attention to a recently completed independent audit concluding that a workers compensation fund for workers affected by the Sandy Hook shooting may have been misused by the United Labor Agency (ULA), a charity controlled by the AFL-CIO.

According to state auditors, the ULA violated its fiduciary responsibility by comingling these charitable funds in its coffers, making it difficult, if not

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Take my One-Question Survey on Governor Lamont’s Latest Tolls Plan!

Posted on November 15, 2019 by hbrooks


Please consider taking my one-question survey about the transportation plan released by Governor Lamont last week. If the plan passes, 14 “temporary” tolls will be put up all across the state, including one on I-84 in Newtown.

The governor claims that the tolls will be taken down in 30+ plus years, when his $21.1 billion transportation package is paid off. My position on the subject remains the same: I am against any and all tolls, but let me know your thoughts by clicking this link:

Schedule Nightly Ramp Closures on I-84 Westbound in Newtown

Posted on October 28, 2019 by hbrooks


The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing nightly ramp closures on I-84 westbound in Newtown at Exits 9 and 10 that are necessary to facilitate construction/safety improvement activities.

The Exit 9 ramps (on and off) will be closed nightly beginning on Monday, November 4, 2019, until Wednesday, November 6, 2019. 

The Exit 10 ramps (on and off) will be closed nightly beginning on Thursday, November 7, 2019, until Monday, November 11, 2019. 

The ramps will be closed each night beginning

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Newtown Legislative Delegation to Hold Forum for Businesses Regarding New Taxes and Policies

Posted on October 21, 2019 by hbrooks


NEWTOWN – On Thursday, October 31, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), along with State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28), will be hosting an informational forum regarding new taxes, fees, and policies that may haunt (a Halloween play on words) Connecticut businesses and residents. The legislators will cover such topics as the recent minimum wage hike, the state’s new family leave program, and changes to the pass-through business entity tax.

Many of these policies, which were enacted

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Temporary Exit 10 Ramp Closures on I-84 Westbound, Newtown

Posted on October 4, 2019 by hbrooks


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the closures of on and off-ramps of Exit 10 on I-84 westbound in Newtown. The closure will begin Monday, October 7, at 10:00am and be completed on Friday, October 11, at 5:00am. The closures and detours are necessary to facilitate construction/safety improvement activities.

Detour Information:

  • Westbound Exit 10 off-ramp: Take exit 9 and follow signs to Route 25 to Route 6 to detour.
  • Westbound Exit 10 on-ramp: Follow detour Route 6

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