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Rep. Zupkus (R-89) Joins CT Republicans in Calling for Special Session on Increasing LIHEAP Funding

Posted on September 6, 2022


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(HARTFORD) — Last week, Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) joined House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) in calling for a special session to consider additional funding for the significantly insufficient Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan.

CT Republicans responded with this call after CT Democratic lawmakers on the State’s Energy & Technology Committee, Human Services Committee, and Appropriations Committee

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Rep. Zupkus (R-89) Earns a 100% Voting Attendance Record for the 2022 Legislative Session

Posted on August 8, 2022


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(HARTFORD) — According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s Office, State Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-Bethany, Cheshire, Prospect, Waterbury) achieved a perfect, one-hundred-percent, voting record.

During the 2022 Legislative Session, Rep. Zupkus cast votes on all 265 separate pieces of legislation that came up for consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives. Only about 40 percent of legislators achieved a perfect voting record this session.

“It is my responsibility to take

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State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) Receives a Perfect Score on CBIA’s 2022 State House Voting Record

Posted on July 7, 2022


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(HARTFORD) — The state’s leading business advocacy group, Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), has officially released its data illustrating how members of the CT State House of Representatives voted in 2022. According to the association, Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) earned a 100% voting score based on her unwavering support of several new pro-business laws.

“I’m grateful to serve CT business interests and receive recognition from the CBIA,” said Rep. Zupkus in response to the

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(HARTFORD) — “It just got more expensive to live in Connecticut.” State Rep. Zupkus (R-89) Responds to July 1, 2022 Diesel Tax Increase

Posted on July 1, 2022


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State Rep. Zupkus (R-89) House Republican Deputy Leader and Member of the Finance Committee and Transportation Committee responds to the 9-cent increase of the Diesel Fuel Tax on July 1, 2022.

“Everyone is hurting,” said Rep. Zupkus who found herself paying almost $2.00 for a single cucumber at her local grocery store. “We cannot afford to implement a Democratic policy that creates unwanted fuel expenses while coping with record-high inflation as it unfairly targets the working- and middle-class

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Rep. Zupkus joins fellow Republicans in proposal to make Connecticut more affordable 

Posted on June 8, 2022


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HARTFORD – Rep. Lezlye Zupkus, R-Prospect, joined her fellow Republicans on Tuesday in calling for a special legislative session to bring relief to struggling families as they face historic inflation, while state government surpluses continue to grow.

From dramatic increases at the gas pump, to the soaring cost of home heating oil, every one of us in this state has felt the financial squeeze.

With inflation at a 40-year high of more than 8%, it has increased the average costs per year for our families

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Rep. Zupkus to hold Town Hall Meeting in Cheshire

Posted on June 2, 2022


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CHESHIRE – Reps. Lezlye Zupkus and Craig Fishbein, along with Sen. Rob Sampson, are inviting residents to join them next week in Cheshire for a Town Hall Meeting that will be open to all.

With the 2022 legislative session wrapped up, they would like to hear from residents about their top concerns about laws that were passed, changes they’d like to see or issues the state should address.

The meeting will be on June 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cheshire Town Hall at 84 South Main Street.

Rep. Zupkus to host events in Prospect in June

Posted on May 25, 2022


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PROSPECT – Rep. Lezlye Zupkus and Sen. Rob Sampson are inviting residents to join them next week in Prospect for a Town Hall Meeting that will be open to all.

With the 2022 legislative session wrapped up, they would like to hear from residents about their top concerns about laws that were passed, changes they’d like to see or issues the state should address.

The meeting will be on June 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Prospect Community Center at 12 Center Street.

And for all our seniors in Prospect,

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Rep. Zupkus presents citations to winners of essay contest

Posted on May 19, 2022


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BETHANY – Rep. Lezlye Zupkus, R-89th, recently presented citations to Srestha Kompalli and Alli Buonanno, who are sixth graders at Bethany Community School. They are the winners of a bi-partisan essay contest that was part of Women’s History Month.

Srestha, who was awarded first place, wrote about Indra Nooyi, who immigrated from India and became the CEO of Pepsi and increased its profits by billions of dollars.

“Indra Nooyi is a perfect example of someone who was able to provide for her family as

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A successful donation drive for our military families

Posted on May 9, 2022


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HARTFORD – Just before the close of the 2022 legislative session, Rep. Lezlye Zupkus presented a check to Mrs. Michelle McCarty, Sgt. Camryn Rawlings and Staff Sgt. Jeovanny Ulloa as part of a fundraising effort for Operation E.L.F. (Embracing Lonely Families), which began in 2001 and provides support for military families who are enduring the hardship of separation due to deployment overseas.

The organization also helps lessen the financial stresses these families face when their loved ones answer

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Rep. Zupkus issues statement after Democrats fail to strengthen penalties against drug dealers

Posted on April 20, 2022


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HARTFORD – Rep. Lezlye Zupkus, R-Prospect, co-offered an amendment last night to H.B. 5430, which would have changed existing law to allow authorized practitioners to treat patients by dispensing controlled substances, such as methadone, from a mobile unit. It also removed testing strips for fentanyl as being classified as drug paraphernalia and added chiropractic and spinal cord stimulation to the list of nonopioid treatment options that prescribing practitioners must provide to patients when prescribing

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