Rep. Green Encourages Children to Read


HARTFORD – In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday State Representative Robin Green (R-Marlborough) paid a visit to students at Andover Elementary School as part of the 21st Read Across America Day.

As part of the annual event, Rep. Green read ‘Hop on Pop’ and ‘Oh the Thinks You Can Think’ to Mrs. Bush’s fifth grade class.

“Reading is such a fundamental tool because everything we do throughout our lives requires a certain proficiency in reading,” Rep. Green said. “Teaching children at a young age the importance of reading will not only help foster their creativity but also promote a continued desire to read as they grow up.

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Rep. Green Introduces Tax Credit Bill for Businesses Offering Family Medical Leave


HARTFORD – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) has recently introduced legislation designed to provide businesses who chose to provide Family Medical Leave to their employees with a tax credit.

The overall logistics of HB-5098, An Act Concerning a Tax Credit for Businesses that Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave, are still being discussed among members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and due to its early stages there currently hasn’t been numbers associated with the proposal but lawmakers expect ongoing talks to take place on behalf of this concept.

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Rep. Green Participates in ‘Family Hearing Day’


HARTFORD – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) joined her fellow colleagues and members of the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Caucus as part of Family Hearing Day.

The event now in its 5th year is designed to not only provide lawmakers with the opportunity to hear first-hand from members of the IDD community, but also the challenges and comments their care givers, parents and advocates face from across the state.

“It’s so important in today’s financial budget crisis that we maintain funding so that programs that serve the IDD community can continue to thrive and provide the high quality level of services for both the individual and their families,” Rep. Green said.

‘Family Hearing Day’ was created specifically for legislators to listen to parents concerns about their children’s’ future living needs, enlighten them on the critical lack of funding for support services, the seemingly endless wait lists for care and a myriad of other issues families face when accessing DDS supports and services.

This will be Rep. Green’s second year serving on the first-in-the-nation state legislative Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities caucus, which was formed in 2015.

State Representative Robin Green stands alongside Nick Glomb, a member of the IDD community, and Rep. Anne Dauphinais during the 5th annual ‘Family Hearing Day’ event held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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Rep. Green Talks to Students About Her Job in the Legislature


MARLBOROUGH – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) met with 3rd graders from Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall Elementary School to discuss her day-to-day job responsibilities and what it’s like being a first-time state representative.

Rep. Green spoke about how the election process works, the various committees she serves on as a state representative along with what each is responsible for, how a bill becomes law, and the differences between a shortened session and a long session.

In addition, Representative Green also posed a topic she has had recent discussions on to students about whether or not they think the use of a shared table program would be a good idea in their school, and if so, how they would go about implementing it at EMS.

The shared food concept consists of students placing extra or unused prepackaged items onto a separate table in the lunchroom to share with students who may have forgotten their lunch or just simply didn’t have one.

Children gave a wide variety of suggestions like further labeling those items to ensure that students who have various allergies are aware of the ingredients found in those foods to creating a separate table for items that many children have allergic reactions to.

“It was such a pleasure to have been asked to come to Marlborough Elementary School and talk with the wonderful kids about my job in Hartford,” Rep. Green said. “Both of my children were students at EMS, so I am fully aware of just how wonderful this school is. The faculty and staff here are completely dedicated to ensuring our children receive the best education possible.”

Rep. Green asks 3rd grade students about how they would institute a new piece of legislation if they were a state representative. 


Rep. Green Votes to Restore MSP Funding


HARTFORD – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) and her colleagues voted Monday to restore $53.9 million dollars in Medicare Savings Plan (MSP) funding that was previously removed in the bipartisan budget.

MSP is an income-based program, which provides supplemental financial assistance to more than 113,000 seniors and disabled individuals around the state to help cover items such as Medicare co-insurance, deductibles, and premiums. Connecticut was one of five states whose income eligibility limits exceeded the federal minimum level. Legislators in adopting the budget in October reduced the eligibility to the federal minimum, consequently reducing or eliminating coverage for many of the program’s thousands of participants.

In order to reach the almost $54 million dollars, lawmakers needed to readdress many agreed upon aspects of the bipartisan budget that were not enacted by Governor Malloy. Some of these savings included the consolidations of multiple human resource functions into the Department of Administration Services, reductions to managers and consultants, and eliminate the carry forward from FY18 to FY19.

“The men and women who rely on this reimbursement benefit are some of our most needy residents, so I am pleased to have joined my fellow representatives in working together to restoring this crucial funding,” Rep. Green said.

Late last year, The Department of Social Services (DSS)  announced that it would delay implementation of eligibility reductions to the state’s MSP program two months (until March 1, 2018), while it conducted a review of coverage alternatives.

Realizing almost 86,000 low-income seniors would be disqualified and another 27,000 would have their coverage reduced, members from both the House and Senate of the Connecticut General Assembly petitioned the Secretary of the State to call them back into special session in order to restore the previous cut.


Rep. Green represents the 55th District covering the towns of Andover, Bolton, Hebron, and Marlborough

Rep. Green Rings Bell to Raise Money for Salvation Army


State Representative Robin Green stands alongside Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The event helps to raise funds in order provide holiday dinners, clothing and toys for families in need.

“Volunteering for charitable events like this is extremely gratifying. This time of the year when many families are struggling financially, the generosity people throughout our community have shown through their donations to help them is truly amazing,” Rep. Green said. “I am honored to have been a part of such a wonderful event and to have helped such a worthy cause.”

Rep. Green to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army


HARTFORD – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) will be participating in The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by ringing bells on Monday, December 18th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Ted’s IGA on Main Street in Hebron.

WHEN: Monday, December 18th
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ted’s IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron
WHY: State legislators will join fellow volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season.

The public is invited to support the cause and monetary donations of any size are appreciated. The Salvation Army provides food, clothing, comfort and care to local residents as well as 128 other countries around the globe.

If you are unable to stop by during the bell ringing but still wish to donate to the Salvation Army text CTREP to 71777 and donate directly to the House and Senate Republicans’ Red Kettle.

All proceeds will be donated directly to The Salvation Army.

Green Achieves 100% Voting Record


State Legislator Makes Every Vote of the 2017 Regular Session

HARTFORD- State Representative Robin Green (R-55) has earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2017 Regular Session. The House Clerk’s Office released the data on members’ votes.

“Many of the issues brought up in the House universally affect all of our districts in one way or another, that’s why I think it is extremely important that I am here to represent all of the voices of the 55th District,” Rep. Green said.

A perfect attendance is a very difficult thing to achieve according to Green, who owns and manages three childcare centers full-time in and around the 55th District.

Green is serving her first term representing the towns of Bolton, Andover, Hebron and Marlborough in the General Assembly. She is a member of the legislature’s Education, Finance, Revenue & Boding, and Transportation Committees.

The next regular session of the legislature will convene in February.

Rep. Green Concludes District-Wide Coffee Hours With Budget Update


HARTFORD – State Representative Robin Green (R-55) wrapped up district-wide Coffee Hours for the month of October, concluding a busy afternoon that saw the House approve a bipartisan budget for the 2018-2019 biennium.

The informal event provided constituents with the opportunity to not only bring ongoing budget questions straight to their representative, but also offer a venue to answer any other current legislative issues that may be affecting them and their families.

“The timing of this event worked out well because I was able to sit down with many of my constituents who have been diligently following the ongoing budget issue and finally say we’ve come to a bipartisan agreement,” Rep. Green said.

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