Posted on July 18, 2018 by admin
State Representative Dave Yaccarino and State Senator Len Fasano spent the month of July visiting seniors throughout North Haven. These visits served to give residents a chance to speak directly with their legislators, but also an opportunity to discuss legislation that affects seniors in Connecticut and a chance to voice any of their concerns.
The North Haven legislators and First Selectman of North Haven Mike Freda, visited Stevens Woods Senior Center on was Monday, July 16th, where they were greeted with a cake in celebration of all their efforts to protect seniors during the 2018 legislative session. The legislators also visited the North Haven Senior Center on Tuesday, July 17th and Temple Pines on Tuesday, July 3rd.
During these discussions, many constituents were pleased that the Renter’s Rebate Program and the Medicare Savings Program were reinstated. They were also happy to hear that North Haven education and municipal funding was protected, and that tolls did not make it through the legislative process during the 2018 session.
“As a representative of North Haven it is extremely important to me that everyone within this community have a chance to meet with me face-to-face and hear what is happening in Hartford,” Rep. Dave Yaccarino said. “I wanted to make sure that our seniors feel as though their voices are being heard and have an equal opportunity to express their feelings and beliefs with their state representative directly. I hope that everyone who attended these forums came away feeling informed and assured that we are here to help the people of North Haven.”
“This year lawmakers worked hard to protect core services for the most vulnerable, including the elderly,” said Sen. Len Fasano. “We restored funding for the Medicare Savings Program, protected the Home Care Program, and stopped Gov. Malloy’s attempts to eliminate new tax breaks on pension and social security income that lawmakers passed last year. We are still working to stand up against policies that hurt seniors, such as the governor recently cutting $2 million from senior meals. Hearing directly from seniors reminds us of how important it is to keep pushing for needed changes to improve our state for people of all ages.”
Anyone with questions pertaining to any state or local issue can contact Representative Yaccarino at 860-240-8700 or Dave.Yaccarino@housegop.ct.gov and Senator Fasano at 860-240-8800 or Len.Fasano@cga.ct.gov.