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State Rep. Carpino Recognized by Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care

Posted on October 29, 2020 by cthomas


HARTFORD – The Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care has selected State Representative Christie Carpino as a “Legislative Champion” for her work in enacting changes and updates to the current scope of practice for Respiratory Care Practitioners.

Representative Carpino worked to see that state laws for Respiratory Care Practitioners were updated to reflect current practice.

Margaret Guerrera MS RRT, President of the Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care, said, “Representative Carpino is a leader

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Additional SNAP Benefits Coming to 105,000 Households in Connecticut on October 16

Posted on October 15, 2020 by cthomas


The Connecticut Department of Social Services has announced that it will provide $16.2 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Friday, October 16, 2020. These benefits come in addition to the $119.6 million in emergency benefits disbursed in April, May, June, July, August and September.

Authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, the extra food benefits will go to approximately 105,000

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PURA Hearings on Utility Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on October 13, 2020 by cthomas


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: