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Kupchick Receives Endorsement from the CT Realtors Association

I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the CT Realtors Association for my commitment to Connecticut’s Economic Recovery. August 29, 2018 Brenda Kupchick 213 Farist Rd Fairfield, CT 06825 Dear Representative Kupchick: On behalf of Connecticut REALTORS®, which represents 17,000 members involved in all aspects of real estate in Connecticut, we are pleased to relay … Continue reading Kupchick Receives Endorsement from the CT Realtors Association

What’s it like to be a small business owner in Connecticut?

I took the day off from my own small business to catch up with some of the businesses in my community. I established a Business Advisory Committee in 2012 and meet regularly with business owners during the year to update them on legislative proposals, listen to how current policies hurt their success and work together … Continue reading What’s it like to be a small business owner in Connecticut?

Kupchick calls on governor to remove $10 million toll study

By Fairfield Sun on July 23, 2018 State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) today urged the State Bond Commission to reject an item bonding $10 million for a study on the impact of a plan to implement electronic tolling on Connecticut highways. The agenda item would borrow money to pay for the study, as required by an Executive … Continue reading Kupchick calls on governor to remove $10 million toll study

Support Operation Hope’s Annual Community Tag Sale

Posted on July 13 It is time again for the annual Community Tag Sale hosted by the volunteers at Operation Hope.  This year’s tag sale is at the First Congregational Church of Fairfield at 148 Beach Rd.  It will be held on August 18 from 9am until 4pm and on August 19 from 12pm until 4pm.  … Continue reading Support Operation Hope’s Annual Community Tag Sale

Fairfield officials remind motorists that heat can kill

By Genevieve Reilly | July 5, 2018 FAIRFIELD — As the summer heat begins in earnest, town officials are once again reminding residents that “Heat Kills.” The campaign to remind motorists to not leave children or pets in a hot car started in 2015, at the urging of state Rep. Brenda Kupchick, R-132. “We’ve done such a … Continue reading Fairfield officials remind motorists that heat can kill

Rep. Kupchick Reminds Community of Life-Saving “Heat Kills” Initiative as Summer Begins

HARTFORD – State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) united with Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to remind residents about Fairfield’s ongoing “Heat Kills: If you Love ‘em Don’t Leave ‘em” initiative.  First started in 2015, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving children & pets in hot cars. … Continue reading Rep. Kupchick Reminds Community of Life-Saving “Heat Kills” Initiative as Summer Begins

CT State Reps Oppose Transportation ‘Lockbox’ CT State Reps Devlin and Kupchick have voted against the ‘Lockbox’ bill due funds being allocated improperly for transportation.

From CT State Reps: State Reps. Laura Devlin and Brenda Kupchick expressed disappointment that a purported Transportation 'lockbox' proposal debated in the House of Representatives really was not much of a lockbox at all. The lockbox is concept developed years ago by Republican lawmakers but now is being used by some in the majority to sell … Continue reading CT State Reps Oppose Transportation ‘Lockbox’ CT State Reps Devlin and Kupchick have voted against the ‘Lockbox’ bill due funds being allocated improperly for transportation.

Kupchick receives GOP nod for state house

By Fairfield Sun on May 29, 2018 Fairfield Republican delegates on Tuesday night said they want Fairfield State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) to continue fighting for the 132nd House District, which encompasses portions Fairfield and Southport. The convention gave its unanimous endorsement of Brenda Kupchick. Liz Kuranowitz nominated Kupchick by saying, “Brenda works across the … Continue reading Kupchick receives GOP nod for state house

Rep. Kupchick Named “Legislator of the Year” by the Humane Society

HARTFORD — State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) accepted an award from the Humane Society of the United States naming her the 2018 “Legislator of the Year” in recognition of her commitment to supporting animal protection legislation in Connecticut.  Annie Hornish, Director of the CT chapter of the Humane Society, presented the award to Rep. Kupchick in a ceremony at Nutmeg … Continue reading Rep. Kupchick Named “Legislator of the Year” by the Humane Society

Rep. Kupchick & Fairfield Lawmakers Fight to Combat Gun Violence

  HARTFORD- State Representatives Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) along with Judiciary committee member State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) hailed passage of legislation that they co-sponsored to combat gun violence, which included a ban on so-called “ghost guns” and bump stocks by the legislature’s Judiciary committee. “Both pieces of legislation that passed the Judiciary Committee are reasonable proposals that … Continue reading Rep. Kupchick & Fairfield Lawmakers Fight to Combat Gun Violence

Kupchick: State needs to keep promise to retired teachers

By Fairfield Sun on March 31, 2017 State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132), met with the Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut (ARTC) & Connecticut Education Association of at the State Capitol this week. Kupchick spoke with and listened to local Fairfield retired teachers discuss their legislative agenda which included: Maintaining the teacher pension system and preserving its … Continue reading Kupchick: State needs to keep promise to retired teachers

Legislative committee approves PTSD proposal

By Ken Dixon  Updated 12:22 am EDT, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 HARTFORD -- Public employees, including teachers experiencing violent events such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, should have their mental-health treatments paid under state Workers' Compensation law, a legislative panel decided Tuesday. In legislation approved 18-5 that next heads to the House floor and other committees, teachers, emergency … Continue reading Legislative committee approves PTSD proposal

Kupchick & Devlin push for stronger food allergy protections

By Fairfield Sun on March 15, 2018   Fairfield parents Patricia Donovan and Jessica Curran with State Rep. Brenda Kupchick. State Reps. Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) testified along with concerned Fairfield parents on a proposal to better protect students with life-threatening food allergies. The legislation, HB-5452, An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Task … Continue reading Kupchick & Devlin push for stronger food allergy protections

Kupchick teams up with NAMI to support Mental Health Parity

By Fairfield Sun on March 13, 2018 State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) joined members of the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) community on Tuesday to testify in support of SB 384, which is a General Assembly bill that would help patients and families of those suffering from mental health issues access services and providers. The proposed … Continue reading Kupchick teams up with NAMI to support Mental Health Parity