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Constituent Office Hours January 21

Posted on January 15, 2021 by cthomas

On January 21 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm, I will be hosting constituent Office Hours via Zoom. Please use this link to register for a fifteen-minute time slot before noon on January 21:
If you are not available during this timeframe, you can always reach out to my office at or 860-240-8700.

Rep. Carpino Begins the 2021 Legislative Session

Posted on January 6, 2021 by cthomas


HARTFORD – On Wednesday, January 6th, the Connecticut General Assembly convened for the 2021 legislative session.

“This Opening Day was unlike any other and although our methods  of communicating may be different, the people’s business must continue, ” said Rep. Carpino.  “We need to focus on helping the people of Connecticut recover and move forward.  I am humbled that the people of Cromwell and Portland have given me the opportunity to serve as their voice at the Capitol, and look forward to the hard

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Eversource “Kill-a-Watt” Kits Available at Public Libraries

Posted on December 23, 2020 by cthomas


Connecticut residents in Eversource service territory can check out a “Kill-A-Watt” kit from their local library. The kit includes a “Kill-A-Watt” meter and information to help homeowners and renters understand the three different types of electric use: plug, lighting, and mechanical.

With the help of a Kill-A-Watt meter and the Eversource educational booklet included in the kit, residents can measure and record the amount of electricity they’re consuming. The booklet also provides tips to help homeowners

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Candelora Reappoints Carpino to Caucus Chair, Announces Committee Assignments

Posted on December 8, 2020 by cthomas



HARTFORD—House Republican Leader-elect Vincent Candelora has announced that State Rep. Christie Carpino (Cromwell & Portland) will continue to serve as Republican Caucus Chair through the 2021-2023 legislative term. He also appointed her to the Government Administration and Elections Committee and reappointed her to the Public Health and Regulations Review Committees.

“Representative Carpino is a consummate professional and a steadying influence within our caucus.  Her leadership will be invaluable

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Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday!

Posted on November 27, 2020 by cthomas


This Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities.

Due to the continued impact on local businesses from COVID-19, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they struggle to keep their doors open and employees working.

Please join the Small Business Association (SBA) and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business.

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Connecticut COVID-19 Holiday Guidelines

Posted on November 25, 2020 by cthomas


Questions you might have about Holiday Gatherings

General Questions and Considerations

Posted at on 11/1/20

Why is it important to be cautious over the holidays? I’ll only be around my family members who I trust.

Connecticut has been a national leader in our COVID-19 response efforts. However, as the country heads into winter, flu season, and into holiday gatherings – the risk of spreading COVID-19 has become higher, and even

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State Rep. Carpino Recognized by Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care

Posted on October 29, 2020 by cthomas


HARTFORD – The Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care has selected State Representative Christie Carpino as a “Legislative Champion” for her work in enacting changes and updates to the current scope of practice for Respiratory Care Practitioners.

Representative Carpino worked to see that state laws for Respiratory Care Practitioners were updated to reflect current practice.

Margaret Guerrera MS RRT, President of the Connecticut Society for Respiratory Care, said, “Representative Carpino is a leader

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Additional SNAP Benefits Coming to 105,000 Households in Connecticut on October 16

Posted on October 15, 2020 by cthomas


The Connecticut Department of Social Services has announced that it will provide $16.2 million in Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Friday, October 16, 2020. These benefits come in addition to the $119.6 million in emergency benefits disbursed in April, May, June, July, August and September.

Authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, the extra food benefits will go to approximately 105,000

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PURA Hearings on Utility Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on October 13, 2020 by cthomas


In August, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) initiated a docket 20-08-03 to review the electric distribution companies’  responses to Storm Isaias. Three public hearings have been scheduled through online Zoom calls. Any legislator or member of the public wishing to speak may do so by registering through the web links:

VIDEO: ADA Discussion with Commissioner Amy Porter

Posted on October 5, 2020 by cthomas


In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Commissioner Amy Porter of the Department of Aging and Disability Services and I discussed different services available in our state for those who are in need of assistance.

Click here to view the discussion, which is translated in to ASL.

To view a transcript of this discussion, click here.