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Post-Session Legislative Update – July 23rd

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN – Please State Representative Mitch Bolinsky for a Post-Session Legislative Update and Q & A session at the C.H. Booth Library on Tuesday, July 23rd, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. I hope you will take this informal opportunity to learn about the legislative discussions occurring at our State Capitol and ask any questions you may have about our state government.

I recently hosted a community discussion at Carminuccio’s, which was well attended, extremely productive, spirited and delicious. I

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New Laws – Effective July 1st

Posted on July 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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New legislation effective dates are typically January 1st, July 1st, and October 1st throughout the calendar year. As we welcome the dog days of summer, here is a summary of the new laws from the 2019 Legislative Session that have become effective on July 1, 2019.

These new laws, including the newly signed state budget, may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I have highlighted a handful of noteworthy new laws below and encourage you to take a look at the full list, which can

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Local Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid Reimbursement with Staff and Residents of Newtown Long-Term Care & Rehab Facility

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN – Earlier this week, State Representatives J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Raghib Allie-Brennan (D-2) met with Newtown Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Administrator Joel Carmichael, and residents, to discuss how state government can help improve the experience for long-term care residents. Many of the residents’ and healthcare providers’ concerns focused on facility staffing levels, provisions of enhanced training for caregivers, and the development of a statewide

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Bolinsky Hosts Pizza & Politics at Carminuccio’s

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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NEWTOWN – State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) hosted a Pizza & Politics event at Carminuccio’s on Monday, June 17th. Bolinsky held the event in order for residents to learn about the actions of the state legislature during the 2019 Legislative Session and to give them an opportunity to ask general questions about state government. The discussion focused greatly on the state budget and flowed to other major issues such as tolls and public safety.

“This session resulted in a mixed bag of

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I-84 Ramp Closures Scheduled in Newtown

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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I wanted to make sure everyone’s aware that, in addition to current state roadwork in process along Wasserman Way, South Main Street and Church Hill Roads, there’s lots more state roadwork “ramping” up.

All of the below work is scheduled for night, to minimize inconvenience, and will improve road conditions, flow and safety for the long run. I also want you to know that each of these jobs have been years in planning and long-ago budgeted, allocated or bonded in prior state budget years. It may sound

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Bolinsky Receives Spirit of SEPTO Award

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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PHOTO: State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (right) is pictured with Nick Glomb (center) and Walt Glomb (left) after all three had received 2019 Spirit of SEPTO Awards.

Bristol – The Connecticut Special Education Parent Teacher Organization Alliance (SEPTO) convened their annual awards meeting at the Bristol Public Library on the evening of Monday, June 10th. State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) was presented with the Spirit of SEPTO Award, an honor bestowed upon those who embody the mission of SEPTO,

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State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky Opposes State Budget

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) stood with his Republican colleagues to oppose the Democrat budget, which came up for debate during Monday’s House session. Legislators were given less than 24 hours to review the document before the Speaker called for a vote. The budget, approved on a party-line vote, is comprised of $865.1 million in new taxes in Fiscal Year 2020 and $921.3 million in new taxes in Fiscal Year 2021.

“The Governor had promised a new way of doing business in Hartford.

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Rep. Bolinsky Hails Passage of Manufacturing Legislation

Posted on May 31, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) hailed the passage of legislation he cosponsored to enhance Connecticut’s talent pool for Advanced Manufacturing through a new preparation and certification program initiative. The bill, H.B. 5333 “An Act Establishing a Pilot Program for the Expansion of Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Programs”, was positively acted upon by the House of Representatives on Thursday evening.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the economic climate in Connecticut.

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Bolinsky’s Art Therapy Licensure Measure Approved by House

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown) is grateful for the bi-partisan support from the leadership of the Legislature’s Public Health Committee, particularly its Chairman Rep. Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport), and multi-faceted efforts that led to passage of a constituent’s bill in the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning. The measure, H.B. 5444 “An Act Requiring Licensure of Art Therapists” formally recognizes and will make this creative and unique mental health practice available

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Ramp Closures on I-84 in Newtown – Exits 9 & 10

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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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:

  • The Exit 10 closure will occur on Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16. ​
    • Work hours are scheduled between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • The Exit 9 closure will occur on Friday,

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