Posted on May 19, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Hartford – State Representative Christie Carpino wrote a letter to General Counsel Robert Clark in regard to documentation related to the state’s COVID-19 response. The letter raises various concerns about steps moving forward to reopen the State of Connecticut. To view the letter, click here.
Posted on May 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:
Here are direct links for information on:
Governor Lamont’s Executive Orders
Governor Lamont’s most recent statement can be viewed by clicking here. In a state-wide effort…
Posted on April 27, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Governor Ned Lamont
210 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Dear Governor Lamont,
The gravity of leading Connecticut in these uncharted waters is not lost on us. Your leadership has exhibited a calm determination to protect our residents during this difficult time. We applaud your thoughtful decisions.
As an equal branch of government, we, too, have an obligation to act on behalf of the residents of Connecticut. We represent the fine people of…
Posted on April 2, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
As we navigate these uncharted waters, I will continue to provide you with additional resources for businesses and residents.
Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program is a federal program to provide forgivable loans. Banks will begin accepting applications on Friday, April 3rd. The program is administered by the US Department of Treasury. For more information you can click here.
This program is aimed specifically at small businesses with 500 or fewer employees. This includes eligible…
Posted on March 31, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Rep. Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) drafted a letter to Gov. Lamont offering several solutions to assist Cromwell and Portland businesses and residents in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. These proposals include better protection for our first responders and healthcare workers on the front line, a reduction on property tax payment penalties, and forgiveness for companies facing high unemployment insurance rates as they struggle to reopen.
Rep. Carpino has been assisting…
Posted on March 19, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
The governor’s administration continues to update a compilation of frequently asked questions related to the state’s response to COVID-19. You can access the document directly by clicking here.
Posted on March 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
It has been announced that Connecticut businesses will be able to apply for disaster assistance loans. In a statement made by Governor Lamont, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be accepting applications for loans of up to $2 million to help individual businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Business owners who have questions about…
Posted on March 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
The final piece of legislation the General Assembly voted on before we paused to address the coronavirus was a bipartisan bond package. Even though it was far from perfect, I supported it because it brings much needed funding to Cromwell and Portland for Town Aid Road (TAR), Small Town Economic Assistance (STEAP), and other local and state projects.
These funds should have been released more than 6 months ago, but the Governor was holding them as leverage for the failed state-wide tolling plan. When…
Posted on March 9, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Hartford – State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell) spoke in support of an initiative that would create a state-wide “Kindness Week.” The intent in creating this awareness week is to promote greater civil discourse among Connecticut residents. Carpino was joined by several students and the Cromwell Children’s Coalition who also testified in support of the bill before the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee.
“There is a lack of civility in the way we interact…
Posted on February 20, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
*** Please Note: The Art Exhibit has been postponed. Contestants should continue to work on their projects. New dates will be provided in the near future. Questions can be answered at Christie.Carpino@housegop.ct.gov***
Hartford – The year 2020 marks 100 years of women securing the right to vote in America. State Rep. Christie Carpino has announced an art exhibit for residents, groups, and organizations of Cromwell and Portland to participate in, commemorating the centennial anniversary of women’s…