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Rep. McCarty Braves Snow to Fundraise for the Salvation Army

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WATERFORD – While Saturday’s snow storm kept many Connecticut residents indoors, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) spent an hour outside Walmart in Waterford, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army as part of their long-honored tradition of fundraising to benefit those in need during the holiday season. All donations that Rep. McCarty collected were generously matched by Walmart.

Rep. McCarty with Salvation Army Captain Jose Borrero of New London.

If you were unable to donate to Rep. McCarty’s kettle at Walmart, you can still text “CTREP” to 71777 to donate directly to the House and Senate Republicans’ Red Kettle. You can also visit the Salvation Army’s website at www.salvationarmyusa.org to learn of other ways to do good this holiday season; for example, by donating cars, clothing, household goods, airline miles, bonds and stocks, or volunteering for the community.

Republican lawmakers have already raised nearly $40,000 for the Salvation Army this year – almost $600 of which came directly from Rep. McCarty’s kettle, which accepted donations for only one hour. The Salvation Army responds to natural disasters such as wildfires and tornadoes, provides meals and toys to families in need, and conducts research and analyses regarding human needs around the country. They also provide adult rehabilitation, veteran services, elderly services, missing person searches, housing assistance, youth recreation, sponsorship, and support in the fight to end human trafficking.

Rep. McCarty Again Achieves 100% Voting Record

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HARTFORD – For a third year, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) has achieved a perfect one-hundred-percent voting record during the regular and special 2017 Legislative Sessions according to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s Office.

This year, Rep. McCarty cast her vote on 417 separate pieces of legislation that made it to the House of Representatives – therefore not missing a single one. Perfect attendance is a very difficult thing to achieve, with only about 20% of legislators able to do so in any given year.

“I am proud to represent my constituents to the best of my ability with each and every vote that I take in the House of Representatives,” Rep. McCarty said. “I take very seriously the trust that my constituents have given to me to make the hard choices that affect their lives. It is my honor and responsibility to ensure that their voices are heard on issues facing the General Assembly. I will continue to work diligently for the residents of Waterford and Montville as I am dedicated to doing the job that has been entrusted to me.”

Rep. McCarty represents the 38th district in the General Assembly and is a second-term Republican lawmaker who serves on the legislature’s Internship, Appropriations, Education and Public Health Committees. She has also worked on the Legislative Tourism Caucus to boost Connecticut’s tourism industry.

The next regular session of the legislature will convene in February 2018.

Long Island Sound Blue Plan Outreach Meetings

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Representatives of the Long Island Sound Blue plan are holding two meetings this month that will allow the public an opportunity to learn about the Blue Plan Process in detail and share their input.

 

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Greenwich Town Hall Cone Room, 101 Field Point Road,

Greenwich, CT

 

When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Avery Point Campus Academic Building Auditorium, 1080 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT

 

The purpose of the Long Island Sound (LIS) Blue Plan is to protect existing human uses and important natural habitats. I therefore encourage you to attend if interested, as your participation is necessary for the plan to best represent your needs! You will need to RSVP if you plan to attend to Christian Fox, LIS Blue Plan Outreach Coordinator, at christian.fox@tnc.org.

 

The “Blue Plan” legislation (Public Act 15-66) established a process by which the State of Connecticut will develop an official plan to guide future management of the Sound. This effort is conducted in cooperation with New York State so the outcome can benefit all of the Sound to the extent possible. More information is available on the project’s web site: www.ct.gov/deep/lisblueplan. The Plan will not create new regulations or restrict existing access to our shared marine resources – quite the opposite: when complete, the Blue Plan should provide protection of the Sound’s traditional human uses and marine ecology from future conflicting or incompatible activities. 

Millstone Public Hearings

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) are holding public meetings on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Waterford High School located at 20 Rope Ferry Road, and on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Gina McCarthy Auditorium located at 79 Elm Street in Hartford. The purpose of these public meetings is to receive comment from interested stakeholders and members of the public regarding the draft technical analysis DEEP and PURA are scheduled to produce about Millstone in response to Governor Malloy’s Executive Order Number 59.

 

Please RSVP to DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov by Friday, December 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. if you plan to attend and/or present testimony at the meeting.

 

The public may call PURA’s offices at (860) 827-1553 (choose option 4 on the menu), starting at 7:30 a.m. each day, to be advised as to whether this hearing has been cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather. 

 

Persons with special needs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act who wish to attend this noticed event should contact DEEP at (860) 418-5910 or deep.accommodations@ct.gov.  

 

I encourage all interested constituents to attend and provide feedback.

Rep. McCarty to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army

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WATERFORDState Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) has volunteered for the third year in a row to raise money for local residents in need by collecting for the Salvation Army at Walmart on December 9th. All proceeds collected during the one hour of bell ringing will be donated directly to the Salvation Army.

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Walmart, 155 Parkway North, Waterford, CT

Last year Rep. McCarty’s collection – raised together with Senator Paul Formica – contributed to the more than $186,000 that the House Republican Caucus has raised as a whole for the Salvation Army – with the help of Walmart – over the past several years.

Rep. McCarty welcomes all constituents to stop by the store and help make the fundraising event a success! If you are unable to make it on December 9th, text “CTREP” to 71777 to donate directly to the House and Senate Republicans’ Red Kettle! You can also visit the Salvation Army’s website at www.salvationarmyusa.org to learn of other ways to do good this holiday season; for example, by donating cars, clothing, household goods, airline miles, bonds and stocks, or volunteering for the community.

The Salvation Army responds to natural disasters such as wildfires and tornadoes, provides meals and toys to families in need, and conducts research and analyses regarding human needs around the country. They also provide adult rehabilitation, veteran services, elderly services, missing person searches, housing assistance, youth recreation, sponsorship, and support in the fight to end human trafficking.

For more information on the event, please contact Rep. McCarty at 800-842-1423 or Kathleen.McCarty@housegop.ct.gov.