To the Editor,
The legislative session has begun and the budget and Connecticut’s financial health remain my top priorities. In addition, I have introduced several legislative proposals focused on improving the overall function of state government and addressing issues that have arisen in our district.
We need to change the culture surrounding sexual assaults. The first concept I submitted this year is a proposal to extend the statute of limitations for sexual assaults. This will provide additional time for victims who wish to use the judicial system to seek justice.
To improve efficiencies in our state government structure, I have crafted several common sense measures that will streamline operations. These include:
• Eliminating paid leave for state employees found to have intentionally committed a crime relating to their state job;
• Allowing individual municipalities and the state to utilize volunteer services; and
• Requiring legislative review of quasi-public contract agreements to reduce excess state spending.
I have always promised to put the best interests of the district first. To that end, I introduced two concepts that target local issues. After meeting with local subject matter experts, I introduced a proposal to address developers with past records of poor performance and a proposal to examine how we handle issues surrounding vicious domestic animals.
I look forward to working hard on your behalf.
Christie M. Carpino
State Representative, 32nd District