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…
Posted on July 29, 2022
Today, State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) announced that the State Bond Commission has approved funding for two projects Senator Lesser had championed. Senator Lesser worked alongside Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell) to secure funding to expand Pierson Park and to build sidewalks connecting Pierson Park to the Town Hall, Library and Senior Center and Covenant Living.
$1.5 million has been allocated to replace the old public works building, create…
Posted on July 29, 2022
Today, the Portland delegation including State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) and State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell) announced that the town will receive grant funding from the State Bond Commission to add parking access to the Portland Recreational Riverfront Park and Trail.
“I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their support of local recreation,” said Sen. Needleman. “Parking access at Riverfront Park and Trail will provide significant improvements…
Posted on July 12, 2022
PORTLAND – The Red Cross reports that every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. The organization is in continual need of donations, which is why State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell) and State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) sponsored a blood drive at the Waverly Senior Center on Monday, July 11. Rep. Carpino also participated in the event as a donor.
“I am so proud of our community’s participation and the fact that we were able to help the Red Cross make a positive impact…
Posted on June 13, 2022
To the Editor,
We need to do more to address the state’s soaring gas prices and overall cost of living. Rising prices are making an already expensive state even more unaffordable. The temporary tax cuts provided in the state budget simply do not go far enough to help people make ends meet. Gas prices are already higher throughout the state than when we initially paused the gas tax.
Back in May I stood with my colleagues to propose a $1.2 billion tax relief plan. Instead, the budget contained temporary…
Posted on April 19, 2022
Hartford – As an effort to promote an appreciation of our community and our environment, State Rep. Christie Carpino has announced an art contest for residents, businesses and organizations of Cromwell and Portland to celebrate the uniqueness and beauty of our legislative district. The collection of artwork will begin on Monday, April 25, and will close on Monday, May 30. Submissions will be displayed at the State Capitol Complex in early June.
Details for the art contest are below:
Posted on April 6, 2022
Everyone is invited to join us on Monday, April 11th at 4:30 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts Park for the Inaugural CGA Kickball Classic. This charity event promises to be entertaining and will donate all proceeds to Connecticut Foodshare.
Here’s a chance to watch your Connecticut legislators engage in a bit of friendly competition to raise money for families across the state.
If you want to witness THE sporting event of the session, GET YOUR TICKETS here!
Posted on March 31, 2022
Today, State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Portland) and State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) welcomed the State Bond Commission’s approval of a $500,736 allocation to replace the track at Portland Secondary School.
“I’m proud to have worked with Sen. Needleman, the governor’s team, and local leaders to make this project become a reality. An improved track will allow students in Portland as well as teams that visit to exercise and compete safely. It will also benefit community residents who…
Posted on March 11, 2022
The Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom. Please consider submitting written testimony, or register for verbal testimony.
The public hearing will focus on bills concerning juvenile crime and criminal justice reform.
TO TESTIFY: On-line Testimony Registration Form.
Registration will close on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.
Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to JUDtestimony@cga.ct.gov.
All public hearing testimony,…
Posted on March 10, 2022
HARTFORD – Connecticut Senate and House Republicans are calling on state lawmakers to temporarily suspend the state gross receipts tax on gasoline and are demanding that Connecticut’s federal Congressional delegation deliver on a federal gas tax cut proposal to provide immediate relief to Connecticut residents as gas prices surge.
Connecticut Republican lawmakers are proposing to suspend…