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A Comment on the State Budget

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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“The Governor campaigned on structural changes, business-friendly policies, leveraging technology to address systemic efficiencies, regulatory mandate reform, and more. I had hoped to see more concrete plans to structurally reform Connecticut to better serve the essential needs of our residents, before jumping straight to tolls and taxes.

I see the state’s future success being tied to a well-balanced approach that encourages economic and population growth. In my opinion, given our current high-of-cost living status, our highly regulated business environment and the high cost of doing business in our beautiful state, we should not have come out of the box by making Connecticut less affordable. I do not agree with taking more from a diminishing tax base until we can demonstrate our ability and willingness to better stewards of the taxpayer’s tax dollars.

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Bolinsky, Law Enforcement Officer Support Strengthening Elderly Abuse Registry

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Photo: Officer Maryhelen McCarthy stands with State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky outside of the Aging Committee public hearing on legislation that will strengthen the state’s elderly abuse registry. 

Hartford – The Aging Committee heard testimony in support of a new law that would strengthen the state’s current ability to create a registry identifying individuals responsible for the abuse of elderly persons.  State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown), a member of the committee, co-authored the bill, along with State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford, Orange, West Haven, Woodbridge) and strongly supported Newtown Police Officer Maryhelen McCarthy’s comments in favor of S.B. 828, An Act Redefining Exploitation of Elderly Persons.

Officer McCarthy serves as Newtown’s Community Crisis Intervention, Senior Advocate and is a veteran Patrol Officer.

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Rep. Bolinsky Participates in ARC Family Day

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin


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The legislature is always looking at ways in which it can help people. As a founding member of the legislature’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities caucus, Rep. Bolinsky participated in the ARC Family Day. According to Rep. Bolinsky, he heard compelling stories about how important it is to continue funding life-improving services, like day programs. Through continued advocacy, elected officials can work with families to reverse negative stigma about the I/DD community and ensure that quality

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