Carpino & Needleman Host Portland Community Conversation

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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PORTLAND – State Senator Norm Needleman and State Representative Christie Carpino hosted a Community Conversation at the Portland Public Library. The state legislators offered an opportunity to Portland residents to ask questions about the actions of the state legislature during the 2019 session and provided them with updates on multiple topics.

“It is important to listen to residents as they voice concerns, ask questions, and offer their own perspective on new laws.  The effect on local residents

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Legislative School Security Working Group Heralds Passage of Bill to Protect Students

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – Christie Carpino (R-32), State Representatives JP Sredzinski (R-112)Carol Hall (R-59) and Dorinda Borer (D-115) put forth a legislative package as a result of the work of the legislature’s School Security Working Group. Last week, the bill was favorably acted upon by the House of Representatives.

“The conversation regarding school security continues to evolve and we must remain vigilant,” said Rep. Carpino. “Experts and community members across Connecticut shared their thoughts and experience

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Rep. Carpino’s Employment Expansion Legislation Approved by House

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino’s proposal to identify solutions to barriers for those with disabilities seeking employment passed the House of Representatives unanimously. Carpino introduced the concept earlier this session after speaking with constituents and advocates about the struggles those with physical and intellectual disabilities encounter when seeking gainful employment. Research confirmed that those with disabilities are woefully underrepresented in the workplace. The

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No Budget, No Pay; Proposal Would Cut Legislative Pay

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORDState Representatives Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford) and Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell), along with several other House Republican members, have submitted a proposal that would cut pay to legislators, if the state budget is not passed by the statutory deadline. According to current state law, the budget must be passed by the final day of the legislative session.

“Our first priority should be to pass a state budget. It is unfair to state residents and local communities to have to live in fear

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Opening Day

Posted on March 29, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Opening Day for America’s favorite pastime is here. The rules of the game are basic and understood by everyone. The old adage ‘three strikes and you’re out’ is universally recognized. During the season, your team will win some, lose some, and in a great year, your team gets to play in October. The common goal, regardless of your team, is to achieve victory.

Rules don’t change mid-game or mid-season. Fair play is expected, otherwise all credibility is lost.

Perhaps Connecticut should take a few hints

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Greater Employment Opportunities for Individuals Fighting Substance Abuse

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The state legislature’s Labor Committee moved legislation forward that will help individuals recovering from substance abuse find quality employment opportunities. The legislation, co-sponsored by Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) and State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell), was approved to go to the House of Representatives as a result of the committee’s vote on the bill.

Representative Klarides explained, “It’s important to consider all available resources when it

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Rep. Carpino’s Workforce Initiative Moves Forward

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Human Services Committee recently took action on several pieces of legislation, including State Rep. Christie Carpino’s (Cromwell/Portland) concept to provide more career opportunities for individuals with disabilities. By unanimous vote, the committee favorably acted on H.B. 7093: An Act Establishing a Task Force to Increase Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.

“We are always looking for ways in which we can support job creators and the Connecticut

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2019 Legislative Agenda, Letter to Editor

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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To the Editor,

There are many issues we can improve upon as a community and a state. My common sense policy proposals this session aim to create a safer environment for children and families, strengthen the economy by enriching the workforce, and improve the overall quality of life in our communities.

Some of my proposals include:

  • Providing greater protection to area schools, ensuring our students have a safe place to learn
  • Addressing the public health dangers posed by vaping and its associated marketing tactics targeted at our children
  • Requiring the state to pass the budget on time, or legislators and members of the executive branch will not receive paychecks
  • Promoting the use of volunteer and volunteer organizations
  • Increasing options for victims of sexual assault and promoting workplace prevention training

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Carpino Hosting Office Hours in Portland & Cromwell

Posted on January 7, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) will be hosting Office Hours next week in both Portland and Cromwell. If you have a question or concern about state government, stop by and chat with Rep. Carpino during one of the sessions. Specific details for each Office Hour are listed below:

Location: Portland Library (Buck Room)
Date: Monday, January 14
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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Location: Cromwell Town Hall (Room 222)
Date: Tuesday, January 15
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

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Carpino Named Caucus Chair

Posted on December 31, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) was named as the new House Republican Caucus Chair. Carpino was also assigned to key roles on the Judiciary, Public Health and Regulation Review Committees for the 2019-2020 legislative term.

“The senior leadership role of the Caucus Chair is an opportunity to help craft policy to move the state of Connecticut forward. I am also looking forward to guiding newer members so they can make positive impacts in their communities via the legislative process in Hartford,” stated Rep. Carpino.

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