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Newtown Delegation Votes to Protect Education Funding

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), JP Sredzinski (R-112), and Will Duff (R-2), along with State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) voted on Monday to override a veto Governor Dan Malloy made on a law, Public Act 18-35, that would have prevented future governors from making cuts to education funding in the middle of a fiscal year.

It was a key legislative priority for all members of the Newtown Delegation to support this policy because Newtown has been targeted for mid-year funding holdbacks by the governor the past two years. The law had received great bipartisan support when it was initially considered by the General Assembly during the regular legislative session.

Rep. Bolinsky rose and spoke in support of overriding the governor’s veto at today’s House Session stating, “This override is of the utmost importance to Newtown and all towns, across Connecticut. In Newtown, our town and education budgets are formulated months before the state actually arrives at its final allocations and, historically, because we work together to provide two-year projections. Our track record of accuracy has been consistently reliable and, general something I consider to be a solemn promise. Cutting educational funding mid-year breaks the state’s promise to our children and, in my opinion, that’s a complete non-starter. In desperate times, projects should always be sacrificed before people, especially our kids. No governor, not this one or future ones, should have the unilateral power to purge education dollars mid-year. This bill was similar to a concept I proposed and my name actually appears as its first, among 61 co-sponsors. I’m proud that we, in the House voted to override the Governor’s veto. It’s unfortunate that the override did not gather the two-thirds majority needed in the Senate but, there’s always next year.”

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Bolinsky Organizes American Flag Retirement Drop-off

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


NEWTOWN  – In recognition of Flag Day, State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) coordinated a worn American Flag drop-off event for flags that served their time but, because of wear or damage, deserve a respectful retirement.  The flags were collected at VFW Post 308 and will be disposed of in an appropriate military ceremony.  As a symbol of America, the freedoms we hold dear and those who have sacrificed to defend our nation’s freedoms, the VFW makes available this flag drop-off box, accessible all year at Post 308, 18 Tinkerfield Road in Newtown.


Bolinsky Welcomes St. Rose Students to Capitol

Posted on June 8, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


Rep. Bolinsky is pictured with Ms. Davenport’s 4th Grade Class from St. Rose in the House of Representatives.

HARTFORD – St. Rose’s fourth-grade students from Ms. Davenport’s class visited the State Capitol on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, and were welcomed by State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) in the House Chamber.

“The annual visit by St. Rose’s fourth-grade is one I look forward to all year,” beamed Bolinsky. “At this age, they’re already very civically aware, curious and full of great questions. With the help of wonderful teachers like Paula Davenport, we talked about how laws are made and the role of a State Representative as their voice, their parents’ voice and their community’s advocate in matters of the state. Their enthusiasm always makes this one of my favorite days of the year!”

The students also had the opportunity to meet Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, a friend of Rep Bolinsky’s, and to view the Senate Chambers, learn the Capitol’s history, explore the Legislative Office Building, enjoy lunch on the Capitol lawn and visit the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park.