Rep. Carney Recognized for Advocacy on Behalf of Small Towns

Posted on February 8, 2024 by jpheasant


HARTFORD – In recognition of his work on behalf of Connecticut’s small towns, State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) has been named a recipient of the Connecticut Council of Small Towns’ (COST) Town Crier Award during their 2024 Town Meeting at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.

The award is given annually to legislators who have distinguished themselves as outstanding advocates on issues affecting Connecticut’s small towns.

“It is such an honor to be recognized by the Connecticut Council of Small Towns,

Op-Ed : CT Must Maintain its Fiscal Guardrails

Posted on February 5, 2024 by jpheasant


It wasn’t long ago that Connecticut was facing year-after-year fiscal crises due to budget deficits. In my first year as State Representative, the legislature passed $895M in tax increases (I voted no), which did little to invoke confidence in Connecticut’s future. Even with that additional revenue, the state still faced a deficit in addition to the gargantuan unfunded state employee and teacher pension liabilities and retiree healthcare costs. These unfunded liabilities resulted from overly-generous

2024 House Republican Legislative Priorities

Posted on February 1, 2024 by jpheasant


One of our top priorities this legislative session is ensuring the fiscal stability that was put into place with the adoption of the 2017 state budget remains.
Today, I joined my House Republican colleagues in releasing a series of proposals that focus on two main issues, Security and Safety. Within those are six additional areas we’d also like to address.

  • Responding to your public safety concerns
  • Protecting your pocketbook
  • Defending you from government overreach
  • Make state government responsive,