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

Posted on October 4, 2019 by hbrooks


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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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New Taxes and Laws Effective Oct. 1

Posted on September 26, 2019 by hbrooks


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As we transition out of summer and into autumn, we prepare for a number of new laws and tax and fee increases to take effect starting on October 1st. These new laws and taxes may have an impact on you, your business, and our community.

In an effort to keep you informed, some of the more noteworthy tax increases and new laws are listed below:

Tax and Fee Increases Effective October 1st

These tax increases were included in the Democrats’ state budget passed this year, which my Republican colleagues

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Rep. Sredzinski: Democrats’ Meals Tax is ‘Dishonest and Indefensible’

Posted on September 13, 2019 by hbrooks


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HARTFORD State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) on Thursday joined his House and Senate Republican colleagues to call the public’s attention to newly released details on the 7.35% “meals tax” set to go into effect on October 1, 2019. The tax was included in the state budget passed by Democrats during the 2019 legislative session and will include nearly all prepared food items from bags of spinach weighing 8-ounces to rotisserie chicken.

According to a Department of Revenue Services (DRS) policy

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School Bus Safety Advisory from Rep. Sredzinski

Posted on August 27, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – With Newtown students back in school and Monroe students set to begin on Thursday, State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) feels it is important to remind all constituents of the importance of school bus safety, including stopping for their flashing red lights.

“As Ranking Member of the Public Safety Committee, I recognize the need for the safety of our children when boarding the school bus, or riding to and from school,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “We want to do everything we can to keep school buses as the safest form of student transportation. As a driver, please follow posted speed limits in school zones, keep a safe following distance from a school bus and be prepared to stop on both sides of the road at railroad intersections and student pick-up/drop-off sites.”

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Sredzinski Achieves Perfect Voting Record During Regular Legislative Session

Posted on August 22, 2019 by admin


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Fourth 100% Score for Local State Representative

HARTFORD – For the fourth time, State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) is being recognized for his outstanding attendance record at the Legislature in Hartford.

Rep. Sredzinski cast a vote on all 388 pieces of legislation that came before the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session. According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s Office, this perfect score and attendance is very difficult to achieve, with only

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Rep. Sredzinski and Sen. Kelly Holding Legislative Hour to Meet with Constituents

Posted on August 21, 2019 by admin


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MONROE – State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) and State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) invite constituents to meet with them in Monroe on September 3rd to discuss new laws that recently went into effect, as well as any other state issues, that may impact local residents.

When: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Monroe Town Hall, Room 204

7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe

This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend but still have questions, or would like to

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Rep. Sredzinski’s First Responder Peer Support Bill Becomes Law

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – A new law in the State of Connecticut, now labeled as Public Act (P.A.) 19-188, will provide mental and emotional support to first responders by protecting the confidentiality of certain communications that take place between them and a peer support team member. It was introduced by our own State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112).

“I am so grateful to see this bill become state law,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “I really believe it is the step forward we needed to protect the well-being of

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Local Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid Reimbursement with Staff and Residents of Newtown Long-Term Care & Rehab Facility

Posted on July 1, 2019 by admin


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NEWTOWN – Earlier this week, State Representatives J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Raghib Allie-Brennan (D-2) met with Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Administrator Joel Carmichael, and residents, to discuss how state government can help improve the experience for long-term care residents.  Many of the residents’ and healthcare providers’ concerns focused on facility staffing levels, provisions of enhanced training for caregivers, and the development of a statewide network of volunteers to augment companionship as well as the social-emotional needs of residents.

“The best part of this meeting was getting to know, face-to-face, the individuals who are directly impacted by the human-services related budget decisions made in Hartford,” said Rep. Sredzinski, member of the Legislature’s Human Services Committee. “I thank Joel and the residents who met with us for speaking openly about the service gaps they are experiencing due to underfunding and understaffing. I hope that they will continue to reach out to us in the future with their concerns so that we may advocate for their needs in the next legislative session.”

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Rep. Sredzinski Asks Governor Lamont to Sign his First Responder Peer Support Bill

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – This year State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) introduced House Bill (HB) 7394, which would protect the confidentiality of certain communications that take place between a first responder and a peer support team member. It passed unanimously in the House on May 21st, and unanimously in the Senate last night.

“I urge Governor Lamont to sign this bill into law,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “It’s a very much needed piece of legislation that will benefit all first responders in the state and

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Rep. Sredzinski Holding Coffee Hour to Meet with Constituents

Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin


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MONROE – State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) invites his constituents to meet with him in Monroe on June 25th to discuss the 2019 Legislative Session – which ended June 5th – and the issues that are most important to residents of the 112th district. He will be answering questions on the budget, tolls, paid family medical leave, and other significant bills debated over the past few months.

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Where: The Last Drop Coffee Shop

435 Main Street,

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