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Happy Thanksgiving from Rep. Mitch Bolinsky

Posted on November 24, 2020 by jdooley


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. This Thanksgiving, many families are making decisions on how to celebrate safely. Health professionals have suggested that families limit their Thanksgiving holiday dinners to immediate family and limit travel. We will miss our son Matthew this holiday but believe it is best he not travel from Washington DC, where he’s one semester away from graduating GWU Law.

I understand many of you have faced personal

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Testimony of Representative Mitch Bolinsky Seeking Accountability, Ratepayer Loss Remuneration and Refund of July 1 to August 7, 2020 Delivery Charge Increases

Posted on October 26, 2020 by jdooley


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PURA Docket No. 20-08-03 Public Comment Hearings Regarding Accountability of Eversource
For Failed Storm Isaias Response and Over-Recovery Ratepayer Delivery Charges
October 21, 2020 / 11:00AM via Zoom

 

Good morning distinguished members of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. I want to thank you for holding this hearing in response to the legislature’s request for a thorough review of Eversource’s response to Tropical Storm Isaias, the Company’s reductions in restorative services,

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Bolinsky: Eversource Response Hearing Dates Announced for Public

Posted on October 16, 2020 by jdooley


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NEWTOWN- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) is reminding Newtown residents that Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will be holding a public hearing on Eversource response to Tropical Storm Isaias on October 21 and 23.

“This is a formal opportunity for us to comment, on the record, and have our voices be part of PURA’s formal investigation of Eversource’s terrible storm response.  But, it is more.  Eversource and PURA failed Newtown and our surrounding communities.  I have already registered

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PURA Hearings on Utility Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on October 14, 2020 by jdooley


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In August, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) initiated a docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’  responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls. Any legislator or member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the web links:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEWTOWN RESIDENTS: Social Security Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021

Posted on October 14, 2020 by jdooley


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Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced today.

The 1.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2020. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits).

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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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