Posted on August 31, 2021
Each year on August 31st the world recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day aimed to raise awareness of drug and alcohol overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.
International Overdose Awareness Day represents an opportunity to mobilize and educate people and become more proactive in addiction prevention in homes, relationships and the communities we live in.
The effects of Covid has led to a rise in overdose deaths the last year and a half to the with 1,378 confirmed drug overdose…
Posted on August 18, 2021
PROSPECT – State Senator Rob Sampson (R-16) and State Representative Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) hosted a constituent forum at the Prospect Town Hall to discuss state issues and the 2021 legislative session which concluded this past June.
The legislators fielded questions for almost two hours at the heavily attended forum. Out–of-control state spending and an ever-growing state budget were among topics tackled.
Subjects also discussed included Connecticut’s Covid response and vaccination rates, the dismantling…
Posted on August 4, 2021
HARTFORD—As the start of the next school year approaches State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus today urged parents to take advantage of “sales tax free week” beginning Aug. 15.
The one-week exemption period that ends Aug. 21 eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on all clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.
“Tax Free Week” was first enacted in 2000 and applies to most clothing and footwear purchases that are intended for everyday use. Goods not covered under the program include items…
Posted on July 30, 2021
The nonprofit RecycleCT is launching a new app (downloadable from the App Store and Google Play) that will allow users to type in an item to find out if it can be placed in the recycling bin or not. Often, entire truckloads of recycling may be rejected because they are mixed with non-recyclables, making it extremely difficult to sort at the facilities. This useful tool will help residents and municipalities determine what will be accepted, hence cutting down on waste. It will also save money towns…
Posted on July 20, 2021
CHESHIRE –State Representatives Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) and Craig Fishbein (R-90), and State Senator Rob Sampson (R-16) last week joined more than three dozen concerned constituents for a Town Hall Meeting and conversation at the Cheshire Town Hall.
The Thursday night event was held after regular work hours to allow as many constituents as possible to attend and discuss important issues from the recently ended 2021 regular and special sessions of the legislature. The nearly two-hour discussion covered…
Posted on July 7, 2021
HARTFORD—House Republicans on Wednesday kickstarted the call for immediate legislative action on the juvenile crime crisis that has gripped communities throughout the state, officially launching a petition effort to bring all state lawmakers into session to implement reforms.
“This crisis has gone too long without meaningful intervention from the legislature, generating not just more citizen concern but dire outcomes for defenseless victims,” said House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora, who is…
Posted on July 1, 2021
The Office of Legislative Research has put together two useful resources that outline legislation taking July 1 and Major Public Acts that have passed in 2021.
Legislation effective today includes:
Posted on June 24, 2021
Wednesday, June 23rd State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus and Mayor Bob Chatfield of Prospect honored Bob LaBonne, Jr. of Morris, owner of LaBonne’s Markets. He was commended for his incredible efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 this past year at LaBonne’s Market in Prospect.
The legislative citation, signed by Secretary of State Denise Merrill, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney, and Speaker of the House Matt Ritter reads:
“In honor of your commitment and selfless dedication to Labonne’s Markets.…