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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Carpino Rings Bell for Salvation Army

Posted on December 21, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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For 8 years I have joined our community partner, the Salvation Army, to help collect holiday donations and fill the red kettles for those in need.  Thank you to all of those who stopped by to see us!

Rep. Carpino rings the bell for the Salvation Army at the Walgreens in Portland.

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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

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