Rep. Sredzinski Shows Strong Support on Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day

Posted on April 24, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) participated in yet another Autism Awareness Day at the Capitol last week. This year’s focus was on the journey into adulthood.

“As a parent to a young child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I understand the anxiety that other parents and guardians must feel as their child grows into an adult and is faced with the need to become independent,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “We are here to fight for the policies that make this transition more empowering for ASD individuals and less challenging for their families. I thank all those who attended Autism Awareness Day and ask you to continue using your voice to raise awareness about the gaps in the services you rely on.”

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Legislation Safeguarding Mental and Emotional Support for First Responders Passes Unanimously

Posted on April 11, 2019 by admin


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Rep. Sredzinski, a Strong Advocate of the Bill, Thanks Committee Chairs

HARTFORD – A bill that has full backing from State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112), 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, has passed unanimously out of the Judiciary Committee.

“As someone who has worked in public safety for 24 years, I am proud to have testified before the Judiciary Committee last week alongside fellow Dispatch Supervisor and Reverend Stephen J. Johnson in support of this legislation,” said Rep. Sredzinski, who is currently the only co-sponsor of the bill. “I want to thank the co-chairs of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Stafstrom and Sen Winfield; as well as Ranking Members Rep. Rebimbas and Sen. Kissel for helping get this bill through committee. I will continue to work on the bill to adjust language as needed and work to get this called to the floor of the House.”

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Southwestern Connecticut Residents Learn the Facts About Tolls at Recent Informational Forum

Posted on April 8, 2019 by admin


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Hosted by Rep. Sredzinski and Colleagues  

DANBURY – House and Senate Republican ranking members of the Transportation Committee, State Rep. Laura Devlin and Senator Henri Martin, were invited to Danbury last week by their colleagues, State Reps. J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), Mitch Bolinsky, Stephen Harding and Richard Smith, to present a transportation funding plan to their constituents that does not rely on tolls or tax increases.

“I thank all of my constituents who came out to the forum last week to ask questions and to express their concerns about the future of transportation in Connecticut,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “Tolls are not the only answer to maintaining safety on our roads, rails and bridges. We have an alternative solution; it’s time to prioritize how our state spends money on transportation projects.”

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Tolls Informational Forum: Monday, April 1st

Posted on March 29, 2019 by admin


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My colleagues, and Ranking Members of the Transportation Committee, Rep. Devlin and Sen. Martin want you to know the true facts about the toll plans proposed by Governor Lamont and the Democrat majority party. They are taking a tour around the state to hold informational forums that discuss the plans and answer your questions. Reps. Bolinsky, Harding, Smith and I have asked them to make a stop in Danbury to meet with all of you.

When: Monday, April 1, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Danbury

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Rep. Sredzinski Votes “NO” on Union Lawyers Pay Raises

Posted on March 28, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — The legislative majority approved a two-year contract yesterday for newly unionized lawyers working for State Attorney General William Tong that includes raises costing the state an additional $3.3 million starting in the second year. State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) voted against it.

“At a time when we are facing a multibillion-dollar deficit and proposed middle class tax hikes by the governor, a decision like this just makes Connecticut’s long-term fiscal problems worse.  We cannot spend our way out of this problem,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “This contract is not an example of the structural change our governor promised. Connecticut is becoming a more expensive place to live and run a business. Majority leaders had an opportunity to show Connecticut residents that their caucus is willing to make a responsible decision yesterday. Unfortunately, they instead chose to side with the arbitrators, increasing spending by millions more. However, I want to acknowledge that some House Democrats voted with the Republicans in sending a message that Connecticut cannot afford this agreement, which gives me some hope as we get to the intense budget season ahead of us.”

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The Newtown Delegation Mourns Passing of Jeremy Richman

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN – State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky, J.P. Sredzinski and Raghib Allie-Brennan, and State Senator Tony Hwang issued the following statement on Monday regarding the unexpected passing of Sandy Hook resident, Jeremy Richman.

“We are shocked and saddened, as is the whole community, by this tragic news. After losing their daughter on December 14, 2012, Mr. Richman and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, dedicated their lives to the Avielle Foundation, becoming a force in the support of brain-health,

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Rep. Sredzinski Welcomes Monroe Schools to Capitol

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Monroe Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jack Zamary and Monroe Board of Education member Jerry Stevens met with State Representative J.P. Sredzinski at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday, March 20th as part of “CABE Day on the Hill”. Dr. Zamary and Mr. Stevens spoke with Rep. Sredzinski on many issues of concern for the Monroe Public Schools including Education Cost Sharing, unfunded mandates, school curriculum and school safety legislation.

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Rep. Sredzinski Speaks with Bridgeport Regional Business Council

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) visited the Capitol on Thursday, March 14, to learn more about how the legislative process works and the best way to speak with legislators about business-related issues that could potentially be solved through legislation. Rep. Sredzinski joined one of his Democratic Colleagues, Rep. Steve Stafstrom, who represents Bridgeport’s Black Rock section.

“The Bridgeport Regional Business Council plays a critical function of connecting businesses

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Rep. Sredzinski in Public Safety Hearing: School Safety & Juvenile Justice on Agenda

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-Monroe) took the opportunity to question a representative of the State’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) regarding legislation aimed at strengthening school security protocol and action during the Public Safety Committee’s Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 12.

“The School Security Working Group has met with key stakeholders: school administrators, first responders and parents in order to determine actionable recommendations for the legislature to act upon during the current legislative session. Today I was able to drill down on some of those proposals in order to get an idea of what we can do to support DESPP and local school districts in their duty of keeping our school children safe when they are trying to learn,” stated Rep. Sredzinski.

The specific piece of legislation discussed between Rep. Sredzinski and DESPP was House Bill 7291: An Act Concerning School Security.

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Rep. Sredzinski Says “No” to Taxing Toll Proposals

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD –State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-Monroe) submitted testimony to the legislature’s Transportation Committee in opposition to the implementation of a state-wide tolling system.

“One of my top priorities as a State Representative is to make Connecticut a more affordable place to live, work and raise a family,” explained Rep. Sredzinski. “This tolling proposal goes against that priority, levying a new tax on anyone who drives to work, drives to see family, or uses our roads for any other reason.”

Rep. Sredzinski, referring to House Bill 7280, explained that the Commissioner of Transportation, through a Transportation Authority, can dictate the rates at which motorists are tolled. This would circumvent any input from the state’s legislature, thereby silencing any voice in opposition to rate increases, which are inevitable.

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