CARPINO NAMED TO WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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Washington, DCWomen In Government, a national non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization representing women state legislators since 1988, approved the 2019 Board of Directors at its October board meeting in Washington, DC. State Representative Christie Carpino was named to the board at the conclusion of the meeting.

“I look forward to representing all of Connecticut in my new role with Women In Government’s Board of Directors. Taking on a leadership role with this bipartisan group of legislators will allow me to continue focusing on important legislative issues while also promoting the role of women within government,” said State Representative Christie Carpino.

Carpino became involved with Women In Government during her first term at the General Assembly in order to exchange ideas and best practices with other legislators nation-wide.

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Radiological Society of CT Recognizes Rep. Carpino For Breast Cancer Advocacy

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The Radiological Society of Connecticut has recognized State Rep. Christie Carpino, an active member of the Public Health Committee, for her advocacy of patients and legislation that will provide greater access to life-saving breast cancer screenings. The radiologists announced Rep. Carpino as a recipient of their “Patient Hero” award at their semi-annual membership meeting.

The technology, called Breast Tomosynthesis, is a three dimensional mammogram which enables the radiologist to better determine if small cancers are present in the breast. The test has been shown to reduce, by 40 percent, patient callbacks for an additional test due to the uncertainty of images.

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State Representative Christie Carpino Recognized by National Women’s Organization

Posted on October 4, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is proud to announce State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) as a 2018 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner.

According to NFWL, this award was created to identify women who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. These pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can now serve in public office and fight for the issues they are passionate about.

House Republican Leader, Themis Klarides, stated, “Rep. Carpino continually fights for gender equality and has been a strong advocate for the advancement of women’s rights through her legislative work. She has supported measures to expand options to patients with breast cancer, ensure women and families continue to have access to healthcare, and to provide greater resources to victims of domestic violence. I congratulate her on this achievement.”

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Carpino Recognized by Special Olympics Connecticut

Posted on July 31, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HAMDENSpecial Olympics Connecticut Global Messengers presented State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) with a ceremonial soccer ball. The ball was awarded to Rep. Carpino as a token of appreciation for her years of dedicated service and advocacy promoting the goals of Special Olympics. Rep. Carpino has served as a unified partner, coach and volunteer to help foster environments to provide opportunities for individuals of all abilities to engage in sports as teammates.

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Carpino Supports No-Tax-Increase State Budget

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell) voted in favor of a bipartisan state budget that maintains funding to the state’s most vulnerable populations without relying on additional revenue from new taxes or tolls. In the waning hours of the 2018 session, a vote was taken, first in the Senate and later in the House, on the budget after successful negotiations came to fruition.

“While this is in no way a perfect budget, it does represent a quality compromise between both sides of the aisle. We all worked hard to maintain funding to seniors, school children, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities without placing additional financial burdens on any of our residents,” explained Carpino.

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Whiting Reform Bill Clears House

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) announced that legislation she proposed to reform how fragile patients in state care are protected, SB 404: An Act Concerning Mandated Reporters, unanimously passed the House in concurrence with the Senate on Tuesday, May 8th.

“Inhumane treatment of people who are unable to speak for themselves is incomprehensible. The lack of oversight at Whiting Forensic led to a toxic culture that put patients and staff at risk. This bill is key to reform,” said Rep. Carpino.

Rep. Carpino spent months speaking to current and former staff members, patient advocates, reviewing documents and visiting the facility in order to speak to a patient and fashion an appropriate legislative solution.

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Carpino Champions Protection for those in Recovery

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) championed legislation that will assist residents struggling with substance addiction. The bill will provide additional protections to those needing a safe place to live while on the road to recovery. It implements a voluntary database for sober homes that have been certified by the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR).

“This legislation is intended to help those who are trying to beat addiction. Recovery is a long process and safe sober homes are an important part of that journey,” said Rep. Carpino. “Addiction knows no boundaries and residents in every corner of the state are victims of this disease.”

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Letter to Editor: Repairing Infrastructure

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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To the Editor,

There are only a few days remaining in the 2018 Session, and the majority party has yet to schedule a debate on the state budget and the projected $321 million deficit.  Long-term budget solutions that stabilize our economy must be implemented to address this shortfall rather than gimmicks, such as the re-creation of a tolling system on our state highways.

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Carpino Welcomes Special Olympics Connecticut to House of Representatives

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) welcomed athletes with Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) on Wednesday, April 25th. SOCT’s visiting representatives work as Global Messengers, advocating for the needs of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who wish to compete in sporting events. During their time at the Capitol they spoke with members of both the House and Senate. Carpino also congratulated the organization on their 50th anniversary during the introduction. To view it, please click here, or on the image below.

For more information on SOCT, please click here.

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Carpino Named Vice Chair to School Safety Working Group

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – A bi-partisan School Safety Working Group convened its first meeting to study issues surrounding school safety on Wednesday, April 18. State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) was named as Vice Chair to the group.

“Tragic events at home and across the country remind us that we need to stay vigilant when it comes to school security,” explained Carpino, who is also a parent of school-aged children. “We passed comprehensive legislation in 2013 that some school districts are failing to implement. It’s important to identify those failures, review national practices and create legislative recommendations to ensure the safety of our students and educators.”

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