Carpino, & Curley Appointed to Legislative Summit on Waste Management

Posted on February 28, 2023


BERLIN – State Rep. Christie Carpino and Portland First Selectman Ryan Curley recently toured a local recycling facility. The elected officials learned about the sorting process, which features state-of-the-art equipment to differentiate the various types of recyclables including glass, plastic, and paper. As the State of Connecticut examines various means to reduce waste and augment sustainable means of recycling, Carpino and Curley have been appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on a bipartisan

General Law Public Hearing, Tuesday Feb. 28th

Posted on February 24, 2023


The General Law Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Legislative Office Building and via Zoom. The hearing will cover topics related to emerging technologies and strengthening consumer protections.

You can review the hearing agenda and learn how to participate by clicking this link.

Carpino Petitions for Hearing on Repeal of Highway Use Tax

Posted on February 22, 2023


HARTFORD— State Rep. Christie Carpino and her fellow House Republicans have used a parliamentary procedure to overcome Democrat opposition to a bill that would save inflation-weary businesses and residents money by eliminating the new highway use tax (HUT) on heavyweight trucks.

Republicans petitioned to raise H.B. 5290, An Act Eliminating the Highway Use Tax, after the Finance Committee leaders refused to schedule a hearing on it.   On Tuesday Republicans secured the required 51 petition signatures

House Finds Agreement on Free Lunches & Financial Guardrails

Posted on February 22, 2023


The House of Representatives recently met to act on emergency certified legislation extending the state-wide school free lunch program through the remainder of the school year and re-instituting fiscal guardrails prior to the start of budget negotiations. The unanimous vote on the House floor in support of the bill shows that the legislature can put forth quality public policy when it works in a bipartisan manner.

As a result of the successful passage of the legislation in both chambers,  funding

Carpino Appointed to Governor’s Council on Women and Girls

Posted on January 13, 2023


HARTFORD – The 2023 Legislative Session is underway at the State Capitol. State Rep. Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) will begin a new role this session, serving on the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls. She was appointed by House Minority Leader Vin Candelora to the council.

“Christie’s strong advocacy efforts throughout her tenure on women’s issues are a testament to her ability to navigate discussions on these complex topics. Drawing from her unique perspective as a lawmaker, mother, and

Radiological Society Honors Rep. Carpino for Breast Cancer Advocacy

Posted on November 21, 2022


CROMWELL – The Radiological Society of Connecticut (RSC) has recognized state Representative Christie Carpino for her leadership and advocacy in expanding insurance coverage of breast cancer screenings and tests. A certificate of Recognition was presented to her by RSC’s Dr. Michael Crain.

“The earlier a cancer in the breast can be detected by mammogram, the better the chance that it can be successfully treated,” said Michael Crain, M.D., immediate past president of the RSC.   “Representative Carpino

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 22, 2022


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s important to know that early detection can save lives. I supported a new law this year that will expand insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings. Specifically, it requires coverage for certain genetic testing, including for breast cancer gene one (BRCA1) and breast cancer gene two (BRCA2), under certain circumstances. It also requires post-treatment CA-125 monitoring (i.e., a test measuring the amount of the cancer antigen 125 protein); and (c)

New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 30, 2022


New laws are going into effect on Saturday, October 1st, and I have highlighted some of the major state policy changes for your review. You can check out all newly effective laws by clicking the button below.

Addressing Crime…

The legislature moved to address rising levels of crime. I supported the passage of Public Act 22-115 An Act Concerning Juvenile Justice and Services, Firearms Background Checks, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The new law improves the ability of local law enforcement to review

Carpino Earns 100% Voting Record

Posted on August 15, 2022


The House Clerk’s Office recently compiled voting record data for each legislator. Rep. Carpino has earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2022 Regular Session. According to Carpino, “It continues to be a privilege to represent Cromwell and Portland in Hartford, I will always be sure that your voice is heard.”

Informational Public Hearing on Proposed Insurance Rate Increases

Posted on August 9, 2022


The Connecticut Insurance Department is seeking public comment on health insurance rate hike proposals during an informational public meeting on August 15th. The rate hike proposals have been filed by nine of Connecticut’s health insurance companies. To review the proposed rate increases, you can click here.

The public informational meeting will be held in a hybrid format, both in person at the Legislative Office Building, Hartford, and online. The meeting is open to the public and can be viewed