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Bolinsky: Governor issues – Executive Order 9B – fines for improper mask wearing and social distancing

Posted on September 16, 2020 by jdooley


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Last night, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order No. 9B – his 70th – which amends current self-quarantine guidelines for travelers from other states with high COVID-19 levels and imposes fines for people who do not properly wear certain protective equipment.

With regard to the implementation of fines, the order enacts:

Authorization for the issuance of fines: Authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal chief elected officers, and state and local police to issue

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Rep. Bolinsky: Extension of the Lost Wages Assistance program

Posted on September 16, 2020 by jdooley


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*** EXTENSION OF LOST WAGES PROGRAM ***

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I know some of us are still struggling with reduced or lost wages in these challenging times so, I wanted to be certain you knew the state Department of Labor announced this week that the Lost Wages Assistance program has been extended for

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Bolinsky: Constituents still have opportunity to comment on Eversource Rate Hikes and Storm Response

Posted on September 3, 2020 by jdooley


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I want to let constituents know that the state’s Acting Consumer Counsel Richard E. Sobolewski announced that all Eversource customers will be provided another opportunity for public comment on Eversource Energy’s recent rate increases and related issues.

The additional public comment hearing comes following the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority’s (PURA) consideration of the Office of Consumer Counsel’s (OCC) Motion requesting further opportunity for live public comment on behalf of those ratepayers

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Rep. Mitch Bolinsky Stands Against Request to Extend Governor’s Executive Powers

Posted on September 3, 2020 by jdooley


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HARTFORD – In a plea to reintroduce the voices of all Connecticut residents to state government and public process, State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) stood alongside his fellow House Republican colleagues Wednesday in opposition to Governor Ned Lamont’s request for a 5-month extension of his executive powers, initially granted by the legislature during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The order granting these powers is set to expire on September 9, 2020 but, the Governor’s request would

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Rep. Bolinsky: Traffic Shift Scheduled for I-84 Westbound on the Rochambeau Bridge in Newtown and Southbury

Posted on August 31, 2020 by jdooley


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the scheduled shift of I-84 westbound traffic on the Rochambeau Bridge in Newtown and Southbury.  During the evening of Wednesday, September 2, 2020, westbound traffic on I-84 will be shifted onto the existing eastbound portion of the bridge structure, utilizing crossovers through the existing center median prior to and after the bridge.

The traffic shift will remove active traffic from the westbound portion of the structure to facilitate

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Rep. Bolinsky’s Written Testimony to PURA Opposing Eversource Rate Hike

Posted on August 28, 2020 by jdooley


Rep. Bolinsky: Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response and Electric Utility Rate Increases

Posted on August 21, 2020 by jdooley


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Next week, the Legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee will hold a virtual Informational Forum on Tropical Storm Isaias Response and Electric Utility Rate Increases with invited speakers on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. via ZOOM.  This is in addition to the Monday, August 24 PURA regulatory hearing to investigate rate increases.  

For interested residents you will be able to access the livestream of the virtual Informational Forum by visiting www.CT-N.com.

The Energy Committee is requesting

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Rep. Bolinsky: Eversource Hearing Information – August 24

Posted on August 12, 2020 by jdooley


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Dear Friends, Neighbors and Eversource Citizen Ratepayers:

I have important news to report regarding Eversource and their ill-timed July 1, 2020 breathtaking hike of our electric delivery rates.

As you know, at the insistence of my office and legislative colleagues in all four caucuses, the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) temporarily suspended Eversource’s recent rate increase while it conducts a full review, the purpose of which is to ensure that Eversource is not over-collecting

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Bolinsky: Storm Isaias Response Resources

Posted on August 7, 2020 by jdooley


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How to Report and Review the Status of an Outage

Reminders to Safely Use Generators During Power Outages

A generator can be a great backup plan if the power goes out, but it must be used safely. Taking the proper precautions can help protect you, your family, your neighbors and our crews working to restore power.

Proper use tips: 

Bolinsky: Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign Begins this Week

Posted on August 4, 2020 by jdooley


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NEWTOWN- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office announced the second wave of the “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY.” campaign.

“According to the National Safety Council, distracted driving has become the number-two cause of preventable death behind the wheel, only exceeded by operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. But, not for long. Distracted driving fatalities are increasing each year and, I believe, may soon be the leading

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