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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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Read Across America Week

Posted on March 3, 2022


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Thank you to the teachers in Cheshire, the kindergarten class of Doolittle Elementary School and the third graders of Norton Elementary School for having me as a guest reader today for #readacrossamericaweek!

I had a great time during my visit to Doolittle where I read “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” by Dr. Seuss to a terrific class of kindergarteners.

I joined third graders at Norton where I read the “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen (the top choice after a vote by the kids) and “Where The Wild

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House Republicans Urge Democrat Leaders to Launch Formal Investigation of Lamont Administration Scandal

Posted on February 24, 2022


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HARTFORD—House and Senate Republicans on Thursday called on their majority party colleagues to invoke the legislature’s broad investigatory power to launch a formal inquiry into the burgeoning school construction bidding scandal involving members of Gov. Lamont’s administration.

“Daily headlines emerging from the capitol are alarming, and there’s little doubt that residents’ trust in state government is being tested as the news media digs deeper into layers of no-bid contracts, the school construction

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House Republicans share plans for improving public safety and making Connecticut more affordable

Posted on February 17, 2022


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My fellow House Republicans have shared our plan for the 2022 Legislative Session to focus on restoring public safety, establishing good-faith government practices, making life more affordable, ensuring educational resources are available to all students and addressing the needs of Connecticut’s businesses.

Our plan addresses the needs of families, tax relief and providing more transparency within government. It also enacts measures to protect children from the potential harmful effects that social

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Rep. Zupkus to hold Virtual Office Hours on February 16

Posted on February 10, 2022


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State Representative Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-Prospect) will host pre-session office hours on Wednesday, February 16 during virtual appointments with constituents.

Rep. Zupkus looks forward to connecting with constituents to hear their concerns and to share their legislative priorities ahead of the 2022 Legislative Session, which began February 9.

WHO: Rep. Lezlye Zupkus

WHAT: Virtual Pre-Session Office Hours

WHEN: Wednesday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Via Zoom.

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