Tax-Free Week August 18-24

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


Governor Lamont made a proposal earlier this year that would have eliminated our “Tax-Free Week.” Based on the fact that $1.7 billion in new taxes were recently approved with the two-year budget, I stood firmly against this proposal in order to provide minimal financial relief to the hard-working individuals and families throughout the state.

I am proud to say that his proposal was unsuccessful. Tax-Free Week will begin this Sunday, August 18th, and will conclude on Saturday, August 24th. Many items

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Rep. Case Visits Camp MOE, Kids of Summer Foundation

Posted on July 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


Photo from left to right: Denise Cohn, Jon Sheaffer, Anna Viner, Camp MOE campers, Feliks Viner, Bill Kennedy, Rep. Jay Case, Michael Menard.

Torrington – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) went to Camp MOE on Friday morning to visit with campers and learn more about the funding needed to help children attend summer programs. During his visit, Rep. Case met with the charity organizers of The Kids of Summer Foundation. This season, the foundation provided funding for 17 separate two-week sessions.

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Bonding Commission Approves Allocation for Sucker Brook Dam

Posted on June 26, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) and State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) applauded the action of the State Bond Commission on Wednesday morning, which allocated an $800,000 bond authorization for the repairs and flood management needs at Sucker Brook Dam on Highland Lake in Winsted.

About a year ago a plastic pipeline burst, shortly after it had been built into the dam, exacerbating drainage issues and heightening the possibility of uncontrolled floods. DEEP is the primary state agency that oversees operations and maintenance of the project, but the dam is also managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.

“We had a meeting about a month ago to discuss the issues on the dam and how it has affected the residents living on the lake. Highland is one of the state’s largest lakes and we get a lot of recreational users on the weekends. It’s critical that we keep our waters clean so people in the Northwest Corner and across the state can enjoy it through the summer season,” said Rep. Case.

“We are grateful to the governor for his approval of this funding,” Sen. Miner said. “Highland Lake is tremendous regional recreational resource. This funding will allow for the reconstruction of a failed drainage system that, once completed, should restore an environmentally appropriate drainage system into Highland Lake. I want to thank Rep. Case for his consistent advocacy on the need to expedite these repairs. We spoke with one voice on behalf of northwestern Connecticut, and that teamwork produced positive results.”

“I want to thank Representative Case, Senator Miner, DEEP Commissioner Dykes, Governor Lamont, and the Bond Commission for securing the funds to fix a must needed repair at Sucker Brook Dam. Residents of Highland Lake and the watershed can be rest assured that the project will begin now that the funding has been secured,” said Beth Papermaster, the President of the Highland Lake Watershed Association.

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