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Rep. Bolinsky: Make your voice heard on health insurance rate hikes!

Posted on July 22, 2022


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The Connecticut Insurance Department is considering substantial proposed rate increases for individual and small group (for employers with 50 or fewer workers) insurance markets. The average of the proposed rate increases is 20% which is well above what I consider reasonable, especially with inflation at a 40-year-high and high prices of food, services and energy already taking too much money out of your wallet.

Nine health insurance providers covering approximately 206,000

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State Representative Bolinsky tours Newtown farm dedicated to regional hunger relief

Posted on July 20, 2022


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NEWTOWN – Rep. Mitch Bolinsky, R-Newtown, was recently taken on a farm tour of Real Food CT, a Newtown nonprofit that supplies fresh produce to food pantries and hunger relief operations, while also organizing the distribution of excess produce generated from area farms to those agencies.

The Real Food CT team, including Founder Sean Fitzpatrick and Project Manager Dave Haze, provided Rep. Bolinsky a tour of the farm operation and articulated their vision to make more nutritious, delicious fresh

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Traffic Shift on Route 34 and I-84 Exit 11 On Ramp in the Town of Newtown

Posted on July 14, 2022


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Traffic Shift on Route 34 and I-84 Exit 11 On Ramp in the Town of Newtown

NEWTOWN- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) is reminding residents that the project to improve the intersection around the area of Route 34, Berkshire Rd. and Wasserman Way (SR 490) in Newtown is ongoing and traffic is being shifted onto a new temporary I-84 Exit 11 on-ramp.

The new temporary on-ramp’s location is next to the existing one which is being closed to allow for permanent reconstruction. Traffic will be shifted to

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Rep. Bolinsky Hosts PURA Workshop for Newtown Seniors

Posted on June 28, 2022


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NEWTOWN– To better inform people on understanding their electricity bills, State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) hosted a workshop in conjunction with PURA at the Newtown Senior Center this week.

Rep. Bolinsky was joined by Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Chairman Marissa Gillett and Legislative Director, Taren O’Connor, for the first in a series of events called “Learn How to Lower Your Electric Bill.” Attendees were encouraged to bring their electric bills as the

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Legislators, Scouts Collect Worn US Flags to honor Flag Day

Posted on June 14, 2022


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NEWTOWN- In observance of Flag Day, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Tony Scott (R-112) and State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) along with the Scouts of Newtown’s Troop 270 conducted an in-person flag collection drive at the CH Booth Library for those that wished to turn in their worn and tattered flags to be retired at VFW Post 308 in Newtown, at a brief Flag Day ceremony at 5:00PM, Tuesday, June 14, in a respectful ceremony.

The Scouts demonstrated the proper procedure for folding an American flag

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Bolinsky: Rally for An Affordable Connecticut in Newtown

Posted on June 10, 2022


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NEWTOWN- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) along with State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) is inviting Newtown residents to join them as they host a Rally for An Affordable Connecticut in Newtown on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Blue Colony Diner, 66 Churchill Road.

An economic report released today revealed that consumer prices in May went up 8.6%, a new 40-year high. Core prices that take out food and energy also soared to over 6%. This indicates inflation is accelerating.

Last week,

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Bolinsky: State, Local Officials & Newtown Community Help Rehab Bear Cubs

Posted on May 18, 2022


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NEWTOWN- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) hailed final resolution to rehabilitate the two orphaned bear cubs after their mother was fatally shot in Newtown.

The momma bear, known as Bobbi, was a local celebrity of sorts, even having her own social media presence.  The shooting incident, under investigation by state conservation authorities, left her two cubs under the care of local wildlife official as local advocates and leaders negotiated on behalf of rescuing the two young cubs, contrary to the

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Newtown Delegation Collecting Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on May 17, 2022


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NEWTOWN — To pay tribute to the Flag Day holiday, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Tony Scott (R-112), Raghib Allie-Brennan (D-2) and state Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) in cooperation with Newtown VFW Post #308 and Mighty Scout Troop #270 are helping Newtown residents dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge,

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Bolinsky Supports Expanded Coverage for Breast Cancer Coverage

Posted on May 5, 2022


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HARTFORD- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) co-sponsored and supported legislation expanding a law to cover diagnostic breast cancer testing, as well as other important related coverages for those insured by either Individual or Group Health Insurance plans.

Rep. Bolinsky, said, “Early detection is essential to beating this cancer and, to this day, patients often delay diagnostic screening because their insurance either does not cover it or, charges large out-of-pocket deductibles.  This makes no

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Rep. Bolinsky Supports Comprehensive Bill Addressing Children’s Mental Health Crisis

Posted on April 28, 2022


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(HARTFORD, CT) – State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) hailed the unanimous passage of a bipartisan, ground-breaking children’s mental health proposal in the House of Representatives today, to address critical short and long-term mental and behavioral health needs of Connecticut’s children. The bill, cosponsored by Bolinsky, will address a combination of factors that have traditionally limited youth-access to appropriate social/emotional care, at this time of great need. A new state infrastructure will

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