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Informational Public Hearing on Proposed Insurance Rate Increases

Posted on August 9, 2022


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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

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Carpino, Delegation Secures Funding for Two Projects in Cromwell    

Posted on July 29, 2022


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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

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PORTLAND DELEGATION ANNOUNCES BOND FUNDING FOR RIVERFRONT PARK PARKING

Posted on July 29, 2022


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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

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Portland Blood Drive Sponsored by Carpino & Needleman a Success

Posted on July 12, 2022


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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

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Affordable Connecticut

Posted on June 13, 2022


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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

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Carpino Announces Community Art Contest “Beauty of the 32nd”

Posted on April 19, 2022


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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:

CGA Kickball Classic, Monday April 11

Posted on April 6, 2022


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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!

PORTLAND LEGISLATORS WELCOME BOND FUNDING FOR REPLACEMENT OF PORTLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL TRACK

Posted on March 31, 2022


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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

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Public Hearing Alert – Judiciary Committee – March 14th

Posted on March 11, 2022


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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,

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House, Senate Republicans Call for Suspension of State Gas Tax

Posted on March 10, 2022


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CT Senate & House Republicans Call for Suspending State Gas Tax

Demand CT Delegation Push for Federal Gas Tax Cut

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

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