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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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Rep. Zupkus to host office hours in Bethany

Posted on April 18, 2022


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State Representative Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-Prospect) will host post-session office hours in Bethany on Tuesday, May 10 during a meeting outside of town hall with constituents.

Rep. Zupkus looks forward to connecting with constituents to hear their concerns about state government and to share important legislative issues  that stemmed from the 2022 legislative session, which is set to close on May 4.

WHO: Rep. Lezlye Zupkus

WHAT: Post-Session Office Hours

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 6 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:

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Rep. Zupkus honors essay contest winners with citation

Posted on April 11, 2022


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As we continue to recognize Women’s History Month, I’d like to join Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria and Sen. Jorge Cabrera in congratulating Collin Childs and Ashtyn Genthe, who are sixth-grade students at Long River Middle School in Prospect. They are the winners of our essay contest sponsored by a bi-partisan group of legislators.

The topic for the contest was “How a Connecticut Woman Made a Contribution to the State and/or Nation and How it Influenced Me.”

Collin, who came in first and is pictured

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Connecticut’s Renters’ Rebate Program now accepting applications

Posted on April 8, 2022


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Connecticut’s Renters’ Rebate Program, which is aimed at helping elderly and disabled renters, is now accepting applications and will continue to do so until Oct. 1.

The program provides rebates of up to $900 for married couples and $700 for single filers. The rebate amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies.

The applications can be filed with either social service

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Rep. Zupkus presents citation to winners of sixth-grade essay contest in Cheshire

Posted on March 31, 2022


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As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, I’d like to say congratulations to Julia Ann Peragallo and Corinne Gleason who are 6th-grade students at Highland Elementary School in Cheshire and are the winners of an essay contest sponsored by a bi-partisan group of legislators! These students and their essays are an inspiration for all of us.

The topic for the contest was “How a Connecticut Woman Made a Contribution to the State and/or Nation and How it Influenced Me.”

Julia wrote about Jennifer

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Women’s Bipartisan Caucus Announces Instacart Has Pledged Up To $1 Million To Support Women-Owned Businesses

Posted on March 15, 2022


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(HARTFORD, CT) – State Representatives Rosa Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) and Dorinda Borer (D-West Haven), Co-Chairs of the Women’s Bipartisan Caucus, announced Tuesday that Instacart, an online grocery delivery service, has pledged to support women-owned businesses with up to $1 million in advertising credit on their platform in recognition of Women’s History Month.

Instacart announced that beginning in April, “eligible brands will receive free Instacart Ads credits to use with the company’s flagship

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Connecticut families need relief at the gas pump, here’s our plan to help

Posted on March 11, 2022


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HARTFORD – Drivers need relief at the pump and they need it now.

Gas prices have now passed an average of $4.41 per gallon, families are struggling to make ends meet due to this dramatic increase. My fellow House Republicans have called on Democrats to support our emergency legislation that would suspend the Petroleum Gross Earning Tax through July 1 of this year.

Suspending that state tax, would provide drivers with 26.4 cent, per gallon relief. Connecticut’s prices are above the national average

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