Posted on January 9, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
We opened the 2019 Legislative Session today with promises of open doors and re-inventing Connecticut. Our new Governor is not a political insider and is saying encouraging things about putting us back on a family-friendly, business-friendly footing. I take him at his word and look forward to the details we’ll see in the next few weeks, beginning with his budget proposal.
I am honored to announce I have been appointed by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides to my second-term as Assistant House Leader! Additionally, I am very pleased to continue my service on the budget-writing Appropriations Committee, the Education Committee and the Select Committee on Aging.
Posted on January 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Newtown – With the 2019 Legislative Session beginning tomorrow, State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) hosted a community-wide Legislative Listening Session on Monday, January 7, at the C.H. Booth Library. Bolinsky facilitated the discussion, which covered a range of topics from taxes, local and state road improvements, cost of living challenges, the state budget and concerns about how it could all impact us in Greater Newtown. There was also a great deal of focus and collaboration for civil discourse when crafting public policy. Rep. Bolinsky stated, “Through a healthy vetting process, which requires input from both sides of the political aisle and key stakeholders, the legislature can create policy that is rooted in the middle and beneficial for all Connecticut residents. A good example of this was in 2017 when the legislature passed a truly bi-partisan budget, marking the beginning of critical changes to the way we conduct business in Hartford. I encourage all Newtown residents to reach out to me with concerns or suggestions throughout this upcoming legislative session.”
Posted on January 3, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Friends and Neighbors,
As you are aware, the DOT has been conducting much needed improvements along I-84 in Newtown and throughout the Greater Danbury area. The I-84 improvements are designed to relieve congestion and improve safety through the Danbury corridor, between Exits 3 and 8. Many fellow Newtown residents that commute, shop, and recreate in Greater Danbury know that this particular stretch of highway is the starting point for many traffic jams.
While this portion of the I-84 Danbury Project does not touch Newtown’s borders, it is important that you are aware that the preliminary designs are starting to take shape. There will be an official meeting of the Project Advisory Committee on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Danbury Police Department.
I will continue to relay updates to you as they become available on this specific project. You can find more information by clicking here. Additionally, I wanted to provide you with update on a related, but different, DOT project that will reconfigure the Exit 11 interchange in Sandy Hook.