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Democrat Ted Kennedy, Jr., Seeks re-election for the District 12 State Senate Seat | Zip06.com

State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-12) said he will bring his experience as a health care regulatory attorney and his work as a disability and environmental advocate back to the table in a second term.

Source: www.zip06.com/news/20161010/democrat-ted-kennedy-jr-seeks-re-election-for-the-district-12-state-senate-seat-

Sen. Kennedy Explains Why He Voted Yes on the Sikorsky Deal

Sikorsky will remain in Connecticut through at least 2032 and the state offered incentives totaling $220 million.

Source: patch.com/connecticut/branford/sen-kennedy-explains-why-he-voted-yes-sikorsky-deal

Connecticut legislators announce $500K grant for new fire station in Branford

BRANFORD >> State legislators have secured a $500,000 STEAP grant that will fund the construction of a new volunteer Company 9 firehouse for Indian Neck Fire Station.

Source: www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160926/connecticut-legislators-announce-500k-grant-for-new-fire-station-in-branford

Kennedy and Dept. of Agriculture Announce Shellfishing Program on Branford Shoreline

Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. represents the 12th District. The program aims to attract newcomers to CT’s oyster and shellfish farming industry.

Source: patch.com/connecticut/guilford/kennedy-dept-agriculture-announce-shellfishing-program-branford-shoreline

Senator Kennedy Calls for CT to Reduce Pharmaceutical Prices

Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr., of Branford, discusses a series of reforms aimed to bring down the rising costs of prescription drug prices in CT.

Source: patch.com/connecticut/madison-ct/senator-kennedy-calls-ct-reduce-pharmaceutical-prices

Kennedy Leads Passage of Mental Health Equality Legislation

The bill requires health plans to disclose limitations on beneficiaries’ mental health and substance abuse coverage.

Source: patch.com/connecticut/branford/kennedy-leads-passage-mental-health-equality-legislation-0

Sen. Kennedy Welcomes Final Passage of Consumer Packaging Legislation

The bill aims to reduce consumer packaging waste by at least 25 percent by 2024.

Source: patch.com/connecticut/branford/sen-kennedy-welcomes-final-passage-consumer-packaging-legislation-0

Connecticut moving to reduce use of plastic and paper bags

Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to cut back on single-use plastic and paper bags in the coming years.

Source: www.wfsb.com/story/31777452/connecticut-moving-to-reduce-use-of-plastic-and-paper-bags

Bee Protection Bill Passes Senate

HARTFORD – Legislation to provide new protections and improved habitats for bees and other pollinators in Connecticut – including planting more flowers along state highways – won Senate approval Thursday.

Source: www.courant.com/politics/capitol-watch/hc-bee-protection-bill-passes-senate-20160421-story.html

Kennedy: “What Types of Businesses are Succeeding and Why?”

Can shoreline businesses and towns join together to grow jobs and spur the economy? State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-12th District) and the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce…

Source: www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/branford/entry/kennedy_what_types_of_businesses_are_succeeding_and_why/

State Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr. to run for 2nd term in 12th District

BRANFORD >> State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr., D-Branford, announced Wednesday he will be running for re-election in the 12th District.

Source: www.nhregister.com/government-and-politics/20160406/state-sen-ted-kennedy-jr-to-run-for-2nd-term-in-12th-district

Kennedy’s ‘War On Packaging’ Emerging As A Diplomatic Effort With Industry

It’s been called the War on Packaging. But two new measures introduced by state Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. are shaping up more like an aggressive diplomatic effort than a battle against the bags.

Source: www.courant.com/business/dan-haar/hc-ted-kennedy-war-on-packaging-plastic-bags-20160229-story.html

Editorial: Connecticut General Assembly should do something about packaging waste

Nutmeggers create a lot of solid waste and never is this more visible than during the gift-giving Christmas season that has been wrapped and boxed in commercialization.

Source: www.middletownpress.com/opinion/20160106/editorial-connecticut-general-assembly-should-do-something-about-packaging-waste

State Sen. Kennedy urges limiting packaging materials to protect environment

BRANFORD— A Connecticut state senator says he wants something to be done about all the packaging that retailers use to send merchandise purchased online. Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr. says he is planning t…

Source: fox61.com/2015/12/21/state-sen-kennedy-urges-limiting-packaging-materials-to-protect-environment/

Bees and Butterflies Could Soon Be on Connecticut Legislative Agenda

Connecticut could soon join the ranks of states seeking to boost the health of bees and butterflies.

Source: www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bees-and-Butterflies-Could-Soon-Be-on-Connecticut-Legislative-Agenda-366433231.html

Guilford to use state grant, funds to clean up invasive weed issue

GUILFORD >> Invasive weeds at Lake Quonnipaug have made swimming and boating difficult. A recently received grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will help the town keep the issue in check.

Source: www.nhregister.com/environment-and-nature/20160125/guilford-to-use-state-grant-funds-to-clean-up-invasive-weed-issue

Kennedy Summit Draws Top Environmentalists

The death of bees, battery and tire recycling (especially on athletic fields), animal abuse, consumer packaging, plastic bags and funding for state parks are likely to be…

Source: www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/branford/entry/kennedy_summit_draws_top_environmentalists/

Environmental issues at the forefront in BranfordBRANFORD >> Farmers, politicians and beekeepers were on hand Thursday for the first-ever 12th District Environmental Strategic Planning Summit at the Branford Fire Department.

Source: www.nhregister.com/general-news/20151203/environmental-issues-at-the-forefront-in-branford

Lawmakers search for creative ways to generate revenue at state parks

HAMDEN–State lawmakers are taking a hard look at how to ensure Connecticut’s state parks can continue to operate. “Our parks service is in a crisis,” said state Sen. Ted Ken…

Source: fox61.com/2016/01/19/lawmakers-search-for-creative-ways-to-generate-revenue-at-state-parks/

Wartime Service Medals Given to CT Shoreline Veterans | Zip06.com

Sen. Ted. Kennedy Jr. helped honor more than 50 Connecticut veterans who served in the armed forces, by presenting them with a state medal Nov. 24.

Source: www.zip06.com/news/20151130/wartime-service-medals-given-to-ct-shoreline-veterans

Kennedy Shares

Work is underway to increase the scope of a succesful pilot program that’s helping many seniors receive prompt approval for home health care, avoiding more costly institutional care.

Source: www.zip06.com/news/20151022/kennedy-shares-fast-track-seniors-homecare-update-

Ted Kennedy Jr.: Educating and protecting against youth concussions

Students across Connecticut have settled back into their classrooms and football, soccer, hockey and other fall sports seasons are well underway. This year Connecticut has implemented new training and procedures

Source: www.nhregister.com/opinion/20151021/ted-kennedy-jr-educating-and-protecting-against-youth-concussions

At Cigna, Ted Kennedy Jr. Celebrates Efforts To Employ Disabled Workers, Slams Malloy Cuts

BLOOMFIELD – State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. visited Cigna headquarters Thursday to celebrate the company’s commitment to hiring people with disabilities.

Source: www.courant.com/business/hc-kennedy-cigna-ada-disabilities-20151008-story.html

Connecticut Senator Pushes For Eradication Of Plastic Grocery Bags

On Earth Day, Connecticut officials are pushing for an effort to ban plastic bags in the state.

Source: newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/04/21/connecticut-senator-pushes-for-eradication-of-plastic-grocery-bags/

Repeat animal abuse offenders could face tougher penalties in Connecticut

HARTFORD– A bill advancing in the state legislature would hand down stiffer punishments for animal abuse offenders convicted more than once. Advocates say it sends a strong message about the …

Source: fox61.com/2015/05/20/repeat-animal-abuse-offenders-could-face-tougher-penalties-in-connecticut/ <http://fox61.com/2015/05/20/repeat-animal-abuse-offenders-could-face-tougher-penalties-in-connecticut/

Editorial: Funding state parks is not a luxury MyRecordJournal.com |

The Record-Journal is a local print and digital daily newspaper covering local news, sports and community news in the Central Connecticut area

Source: www.myrecordjournal.com/opinion/editorials/7082777-129/editorial-funding-state-parks-is-not-a-luxury.html

The Real Story – State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr.

State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. discusses his priorities for his first session in office with co-hosts Al Terzi and Jenn Bernstein.  They include a bill on pesticides and funding for state parks.  H…

Source: fox61.com/2015/03/29/the-real-story-state-senator-ted-kennedy-jr/

 

 

 

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Thank you to the voters of the 12th District: Branford, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, Durham and Killingworth.  I am deeply honored by your support and confidence in me.  I am also grateful to the many …

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