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Rep. McCarty: Four Years, Four Perfect Records

Posted on June 29, 2018 by admin


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Achieves 100% Voting Record Yet Again

HARTFORD – As her fourth year serving in the Legislature comes to a close, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) has achieved her fourth consecutive one-hundred percent voting record during the 2018 Legislative Sessions – a rare and admirable accomplishment!

Rep. McCarty cast a vote on all 317 pieces of legislation that came before the House of Representatives this year. According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s Office, this perfect score and attendance is very difficult to achieve, with only about 20% of legislators being able to do so in any given year.

“I truly take all of my constituents’ best interests to heart,” said Rep. McCarty. “It is truly a privilege and an honor for me to serve as the State Representative for my hometown of Waterford and Montville. I do my very best to listen to the opinions and concerns of all of my constituents and to represent their interests in Hartford. Thank you so much for your support and the confidence that you have placed in me. I will continue to advocate for the policies we need to improve Connecticut’s business climate, healthcare access, education programs, mental health services and more.”

Rep. McCarty represents the 38th district in the General Assembly and is currently serving her second-term as a Republican lawmaker. She serves on the legislature’s Internship, Appropriations, Education and Public Health Committees. She has also worked on the Legislative Tourism Caucus and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Caucus.

Reps. McCarty and Cheeseman Join Effort to Save Towns and Schools from Governor Malloy’s Veto

Posted on June 29, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORDState Representatives Kathleen McCarty (R-38) and Holly Cheeseman (R-37) voted Monday to override Governor Dannel Malloy’s veto of Public Act 18-35, which would have prevented future governors from making cuts in the middle of a school year to Education Cost Sharing funds allocated by the state budget to individual municipalities.

Although the House voted 103-33 to override the governor’s veto, the effort failed to achieve two-thirds support in the Senate, and so the veto remains in place. By Senate Democrats siding with Governor Malloy, all seven of the governor’s vetoes were sustained in the General Assembly’s special session on Monday. Though these pieces of legislation passed with overwhelming in both chambers earlier this year, the majority party failed to stay consistent in their support and failed to vote in favor of them again.

“This is incredibly disappointing,” said Rep. McCarty, member of the Legislature’s Education Committee. “This bill would have provided municipalities and boards of education with the predictability and stability they need in crafting and adhering to their budgets. Mid-year cuts to education funding by the Executive Branch are devastating to school districts and municipalities throughout the state and should not be tolerated. This bill should be revisited by the legislature in the next session.”

“Towns and schools are already being forced to cut vital programs because of a lack of funding,” said Rep. Cheeseman, who serves on the Higher Education & Employment Advancement Committee. “It is unfair that halfway through the year the state will have the right to pull more funding from them, essentially pulling the rug out from underneath them, and forcing them to look at cutting more programs that they thought they were going to be able to keep. This is not the way to run our state. I am also incredibly disappointed that state senators from the governor’s party, who overwhelmingly supported this bill, did not stand up to him to protect their towns and schools. Their refusal to act also killed several other excellent bills that had earlier passed both chambers with unanimous or near unanimous support.  Monday was a sad day for the residents of Connecticut.”

McCarty and Formica to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Waterford

Posted on June 19, 2018 by admin


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WATERFORD — State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) and State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) invite constituents to meet with them at the Waterford Town Hall on July 10th to discuss the recently adopted state budget adjustment and important legislation that was passed in the 2018 Regular Session. The lawmakers are also happy to answer any questions or concerns constituents may have related to state government.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Waterford Town Hall Board of Education Conference Room, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford

This event is free and open to the public. If constituents are unable to attend but would still like to connect with Rep. McCarty, please do not hesitate to contact her at Kathleen.McCarty@housegop.ct.gov or (800) 842-1423. In the event that the meeting must be postponed, a notice will be posted on Rep. McCarty’s website at www.repmccarty.com and on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/repmccarty. Constituents can also sign up for e-mail notifications on her website.