Posted on May 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Friends and Neighbors,
I wanted to make you aware that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued the following details on the scheduled NIGHTTIME Exit 10 ramp closures for I-84 Westbound and the Exit 9 ramp closure of I-84 Eastbound in Newtown. Each ramp will be closed for two nights. Details on each closure are below:
Posted on May 10, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
NEWTOWN – Mr. Edwards’ government classes are heading into the final weeks of the spring semester at Newtown High School, with the senior class just weeks away from graduation. On Monday May 6th, State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) had the opportunity to visit with the students as they work on an interesting “mock-Congress” project on the legislative process in general, including writing bills, debating, and working with each other to accomplish a goal.
Rep. Bolinsky observed, “Many of…
Posted on May 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Friends and neighbors:
It’s of utmost importance that you understand the magnitude of new and increased taxes proposed yesterday by the Legislature’s Finance Committee and approved along partisan lines by the ruling party.
While we have fought off the taxing of professional services and continue to battle to protect taxpayers from what would be the nation’s costliest tolling scheme, income tax surcharges for excessive, costly mandates and a property tax bailout of a state-run, mismanaged, underfunded…
Posted on May 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) voted in opposition to an incomplete spending package that was briefly deliberated by the Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, April 30th. The “Appropriations Budget” bill was ratified along party lines in Committee, by a vote tally of 32-17, Bolinsky was critical of the lack of original thinking in this package, which acted mainly to add an additional $118 million to Governor Lamont’s out-of-balance proposed budget.
Bolinsky opined, “I try…
Posted on April 25, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) cast an emphatic “no” on another new union arbitration award agreement for professional, state-employed managers. Despite his objections and those of 65 colleagues from both sides of the aisle, the House of Representatives approved a new arbitration agreement between the state and Deputy Wardens within the Department of Corrections that will add $579,206 of unbudgeted salary and benefit enhancements for these managers.
Rep. Bolinsky explained,…
Posted on April 3, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Hartford – State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) was invited to deliver opening remarks for the 2019 Special Education Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Organized by Connecticut SEPTO (Special Education Parent Teacher Organization) the day attracted hundreds of families from across the state. Students and families visited their legislators to advocate for increased awareness, earlier detection and intervention to maximize access and minimize cost per student by working together…
Posted on March 25, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
NEWTOWN – State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky, J.P. Sredzinski and Raghib Allie-Brennan, and State Senator Tony Hwang issued the following statement on Monday regarding the unexpected passing of Sandy Hook resident, Jeremy Richman.
“We are shocked and saddened, as is the whole community, by this tragic news. After losing their daughter on December 14, 2012, Mr. Richman and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, dedicated their lives to the Avielle Foundation, becoming a force in the support of brain-health,…
Posted on March 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
I wanted you to be aware and spread the word about a regional forum I set up in Danbury, to flush out details and learn about tolls on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Danbury City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m. I will be hosting the forum, along with Reps. Sredzinski, Harding, Smith and others. The presenters will be the Republican Ranking Members of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, State Sen. Henri Martin and State Rep. Laura Devlin.
The Transportation Committee and we legislators have already…
Posted on March 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Opportunity to Testify and/or Submit Written Testimony
This Friday, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee of the General Assembly will be holding a public hearing on Governor Lamont’s proposed revenue budget and the Senate Democrat Leader’s proposal to institute a statewide property tax and a statewide car tax.
As you may have heard, Governor Lamont’s proposed budget, SB 877 ‘An Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget’, expands many taxes, including the sales tax to…
Posted on March 6, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – Newtown’s State Representative, Mitch Bolinsky participated in the 2019 National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD) Advocacy Day at the Capitol last Thursday. After he welcomed attendees and pledged continued support for the treatment and research to conquer their rare diseases, Sandy Hook resident, Daniela Delgado, took the podium and captivated the crowd with her story of being a one of the 30-million people, half of whom are children, to have a rare disease and her amazing battle to help others.
“Daniela is an amazing young lady,” said Rep. Bolinsky. “Although just a sixth-grader, she has more than the courage to battle von Wildebrand Disease, a rare and serious bleeding disorder, and Ehlers Danlos Disease, that causes her joints to dislocate easily and triggers constant pain to her head, neck, shoulders, arms and legs. She has the drive to succeed in school and excel as a motivational speaker, spreading her special message of hope to others. She also is the founder and driving force behind ‘Daniela’s Little Wish’, a non-profit that ‘Bakes and delivers smiles around the world,’ providing free birthday cakes for kids with rare diseases and disabilities. You can find out more about her and her mission on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites.”