Posted on May 15, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell) voted in favor of a bipartisan state budget that maintains funding to the state’s most vulnerable populations without relying on additional revenue from new taxes or tolls. In the waning hours of the 2018 session, a vote was taken, first in the Senate and later in the House, on the budget after successful negotiations came to fruition.
“While this is in no way a perfect budget, it does represent a quality compromise between both sides of the aisle. We all worked hard to maintain funding to seniors, school children, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities without placing additional financial burdens on any of our residents,” explained Carpino.
Posted on May 9, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) announced that legislation she proposed to reform how fragile patients in state care are protected, SB 404: An Act Concerning Mandated Reporters, unanimously passed the House in concurrence with the Senate on Tuesday, May 8th.
“Inhumane treatment of people who are unable to speak for themselves is incomprehensible. The lack of oversight at Whiting Forensic led to a toxic culture that put patients and staff at risk. This bill is key to reform,” said Rep. Carpino.
Rep. Carpino spent months speaking to current and former staff members, patient advocates, reviewing documents and visiting the facility in order to speak to a patient and fashion an appropriate legislative solution.
Posted on May 8, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) championed legislation that will assist residents struggling with substance addiction. The bill will provide additional protections to those needing a safe place to live while on the road to recovery. It implements a voluntary database for sober homes that have been certified by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR).
“This legislation is intended to help those who are trying to beat addiction. Recovery is a long process and safe sober homes are an important part of that journey,” said Rep. Carpino. “Addiction knows no boundaries and residents in every corner of the state are victims of this disease.”