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Zupkus Joins House Republicans as they Unveil Session Priorities for Cannabis Safety

Posted on January 25, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — State Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) joined House Republicans on Tuesday as they unveiled their caucus proposals aimed at creating a safer environment surrounding the recreational use and retail sale of cannabis.

“When it comes to our state’s fledgling cannabis marketplace, the umbrella message emanating from the Governor’s office is, unfortunately, one of shining positivity that in our opinion is at odds with the concerns of not just many residents, but also state mental health

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A More Affordable Energy Policy

Posted on January 23, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — On January 17th, State Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) joined House and Senate Republicans in releasing a comprehensive plan to combat record energy expenses in Connecticut. The package of proposals presents a long-term solution to reducing the costs of electric bills, ultimately making state energy programs more affordable.

More specifically, the plan consists of policies which will serve to lower energy costs for CT families by more than $362 million per year, saving the average

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My Legislative Vision for 2023

Posted on January 23, 2023


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

There is nothing like being in-person at the State Capitol in Hartford during the legislative session. It is so wonderful to witness countless examples of public presence in what I truly believe is the people’s building. As I participate in legislative committee meetings, public hearings, and press conferences each week, I am reminded of the most important reason why I began my journey as a state representative: to be your voice.

This year, I am excited to announce that

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Rep. Zupkus (R-89) Attends Swearing in and Receives Committee Assignments for the 2023 Legislative Session

Posted on January 9, 2023


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(HARTFORD) — On January 4th, State Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) was officially sworn in at the opening-day ceremonies of the 2023 Legislative Session. Additionally, each member of the General Assembly also received their legislative committee assignments and ranking member appointments.

Aside from her responsibilities as Deputy Republican Leader At-Large, Rep. Zupkus will also be serving on the Public Health Committee, Education Committee, and Finance Committee. On these committees, representatives

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A Lesson from Special Session

Posted on November 30, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This is one of my most favorite times of the year! Celebrating family and faith during this holiday season of giving also means being thankful for the things that matter most, especially in these trying times.

Last week, I was grateful to join my colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly as we convened for a Special Session to discuss House Bill 6001. This included an extension of the Gas Tax Holiday, additional funding to the Hero’s Pay Program, the Low-Income Housing

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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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