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Sen. Kelly, Advocates, Legislators Honor November as National Family Caregivers Month

Posted on December 1, 2021


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STRATFORD – Today lawmakers, caregivers, and advocates gathered at the Baldwin Center to recognize November as National Family Caregivers Month and honor those who give of themselves to care for their loved ones.

In recognition of today as both “Giving Tuesday” and the final day of National Family Caregivers Month, Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) was joined by Representatives Phil Young (D-Stratford), Joe Gresko (D-Stratford), and David Wilson (R-66), the Southwestern CT Agency

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National Veterans Small Business Week Begins November 1st

Posted on October 29, 2021


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Beginning Monday, November 1st the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and its extensive partner network will be celebrating the strength and resilience of the veteran business community by hosting events (many virtually) across the country and sharing information about the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs.

The SBA helps veterans tackle new challenges – from understanding how to become lender ready, develop an emergency plan, or connect with a mentor to help rebuild a professional

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Conservative Caucus Asks Attorney General Tong to Reject Federal Intimidation of Parents Speaking at Local School Board Meetings

Posted on October 22, 2021


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HARTFORD – Last week the Legislature’s Conservative Caucus sent a letter to Connecticut Attorney General William Tong requesting that he protect the constitutional rights of their constituents and every parent in Connecticut, and that he reject the federal government’s attempts to stifle Connecticut parents’ protected free speech.

Reacting to Associated Press reports that United States Attorney General Merrick Garland intends to “hold strategy sessions in the next 30 days with law enforcement to

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 18, 2021


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and education, while also promoting research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

I am proud to help spread the word about the importance of this cause, which is meaningful to so many families in our community. Please get regular medical checkups and mammograms and contact your medical professional if you have questions or concerns.

Key Statistics About Breast Cancer

According to the American

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Conservative Caucus to Hold Hearing for Workers Affected by Employment-related Vaccination Requirements

Posted on September 17, 2021


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HARTFORD—The General Assembly’s Conservative Caucus on Thursday announced it will hold a Sept. 22 public hearing at the Legislative Office Building to hear concerns from teachers and healthcare workers who say they have been negatively affected by COVID-19 vaccination requirements imposed by their employers.

The hearing will start at noon, and Conservative Caucus members await news of the room assignment after requesting the space from Legislative Management today.

“This is a group of people who

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CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS OBJECTS TO LAMONT’S LATEST POWER GRAB

Posted on September 7, 2021


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“I stand 100% with my fellow members of the Conservative Caucus in objecting to yet another extension to the governor’s emergency powers. I will continue to vote NO to any extension and as I have said in the past- it is time for State Representatives and Senators that were elected across this state to be included in the state’s ongoing pandemic response.

I was elected to be the voice for my constituents at the Capitol and will never be in favor of continually passing the buck to Governor Lamont.”-

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School Bus Safety Tips- It’s That Time Again!

Posted on August 30, 2021


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Over the next few days, children in the Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris, Warren and Woodbury communities will head back to school. With the influx of children walking, crossing the street, exiting their buses, it is extremely important that we obey all safety regulations in order to ensure that our children get to school and home safely.

Below are a few tips motorists should obey while traveling along our local streets:

  1. Watch for children traveling to school when driving through local neighborhoods

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CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Update

Posted on August 26, 2021


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Here is an update from the Connecticut Department of Labor concerning the CARES Act unemployment benefits.

Federal unemployment programs authorized under the CARES Act expire on September 4, 2021 in Connecticut. Here’s what you need to know:

What this means for weekly filers:

  • Regular state unemployment (UI) claimants and state extended benefits (EB) claimants will no longer receive the $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) supplement. Filers for UI and EB will continue to do their

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August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on August 25, 2021


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International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.

For additional resources, please review the following-

Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Website

International Drug Policy Consortium Website

International Awareness Day Website

 

House Republicans: Juvenile Justice Reform

Posted on August 10, 2021


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Today, I stood along with many in the House Republican Caucus in response to rising incidences of juvenile crime. Our caucus introduced a comprehensive approach to much-needed reform within the juvenile justice system which desperately needs to be fixed. During our regular legislative session, House Republicans looked to address these issues, unfortunately the Democratic majority did not take action. In July I signed a petition for leadership in the majority party to call a special session to focus

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