Posted on January 15, 2021 by cthomas
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…
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…
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…
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.…
Posted on November 25, 2020 by cthomas
Posted at portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Holiday-Guidance 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…
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…
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…
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:
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.