Posted on December 17, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
PORTLAND – This past Thursday, State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell) and State Senator Norm Needleman (Essex) held joint office hours in Portland. Over the course of an hour-long discussion, legislators met with local residents to discuss a variety of pressing issues impacting the state and to outline their initiatives for the upcoming session. The discussion focused on tolls, increasing recycling opportunities and the use of renewable energy, and ensuring towns increase their resiliency in light of weather-related threats.
“I want to thank everyone who came to share their thoughts, opinions, and concerns. An open and honest exchange of ideas is crucial for our state government to function in an effective manner,” said Rep. Carpino. “Whether it is in a formal setting or at an event in town, I always welcome the chance to talk about issues important to people I represent.”
“I am appreciative of every person who came out to these office hours and discussed pressing issues with myself and Representative Carpino,” said Sen. Needleman. “There are always prevalent issues impacting the public, and legislators need to hear from their constituents to represent them on those issues properly. I look forward to more conversations like these, which I find vitally important.”