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.

If you are unable to attend either session, reach out to Rep. Carpino by e-mailing her at Christie.Carpino@housegop.ct.gov or by calling 860-240-8700.

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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 determine if small cancers are present in the breast. The test has been shown to reduce, by 40 percent, patient callbacks for an additional test due to the uncertainty of images.

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State Representative Christie Carpino Recognized by National Women’s Organization

Posted on October 4, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is proud to announce State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) as a 2018 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner.

According to NFWL, this award was created to identify women who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. These pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can now serve in public office and fight for the issues they are passionate about.

House Republican Leader, Themis Klarides, stated, “Rep. Carpino continually fights for gender equality and has been a strong advocate for the advancement of women’s rights through her legislative work. She has supported measures to expand options to patients with breast cancer, ensure women and families continue to have access to healthcare, and to provide greater resources to victims of domestic violence. I congratulate her on this achievement.”

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Carpino Recognized by Special Olympics Connecticut

Posted on July 31, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HAMDENSpecial Olympics Connecticut Global Messengers presented State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) with a ceremonial soccer ball. The ball was awarded to Rep. Carpino as a token of appreciation for her years of dedicated service and advocacy promoting the goals of Special Olympics. Rep. Carpino has served as a unified partner, coach and volunteer to help foster environments to provide opportunities for individuals of all abilities to engage in sports as teammates.

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Carpino Supports No-Tax-Increase State Budget

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell) voted in favor of a bipartisan state budget that maintains funding to the state’s most vulnerable populations without relying on additional revenue from new taxes or tolls. In the waning hours of the 2018 session, a vote was taken, first in the Senate and later in the House, on the budget after successful negotiations came to fruition.

“While this is in no way a perfect budget, it does represent a quality compromise between both sides of the aisle. We all worked hard to maintain funding to seniors, school children, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities without placing additional financial burdens on any of our residents,” explained Carpino.

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Whiting Reform Bill Clears House

Posted on May 9, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Christie Carpino (Cromwell/Portland) announced that legislation she proposed to reform how fragile patients in state care are protected, SB 404: An Act Concerning Mandated Reporters, unanimously passed the House in concurrence with the Senate on Tuesday, May 8th.

“Inhumane treatment of people who are unable to speak for themselves is incomprehensible. The lack of oversight at Whiting Forensic led to a toxic culture that put patients and staff at risk. This bill is key to reform,” said Rep. Carpino.

Rep. Carpino spent months speaking to current and former staff members, patient advocates, reviewing documents and visiting the facility in order to speak to a patient and fashion an appropriate legislative solution.

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