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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Rep. Sredzinski Participates in Read Across America

Posted on March 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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MONROE – State Representative J.P. Sredzinski participated in Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1, 2019. This annual event coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, perhaps the most prolific author of childhood stories, and  is designed to promote the skills of reading at an early age.

Rep. Sredzinski said, “It was a great morning at Monroe Elementary School to participate in the Celebration of Reading! It was also great to see some local leaders there including Probate Judge TR Rowe and BoE

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Roadwork on I-84 in Newtown

Posted on February 8, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that there will be temporary traffic shifts on I-84 Eastbound and Westbound – around Exits 9 and 10 in Newtown – to allow for resurfacing and safety improvements to the infrastructure.

 

Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 11th, and to be completed by November 2020.


This project will require multiple stages for construction operations. A majority of traffic impacts will occur during night work operations. The schedule is

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Local Lawmakers to Host Forum on Rising Healthcare Costs

Posted on February 6, 2019 by admin


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NEWTOWN – State Representatives J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) invite their constituents to attend a forum they will be hosting, alongside the Connecticut Office of the Health Care Advocate (OHCA), on healthcare costs.

When: Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: C.H. Booth Library Meeting Room, 25 Main Street, Newtown, CT

The lawmakers and officials will be discussing Connecticut’s rising healthcare costs and the role that the OHCA has in

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