Posted on September 16, 2020 by cthomas
This year, the Department of Veterans Affairs is celebrating Veterans Stand Down on September 24 and 25. There will be a virtual ceremony on September 24 that will be followed by interactive webinars and information sessions about state and federal benefits for veterans. On September 25, COVID testing, flu shots, legal aid and more will be available for veterans at the DVA Campus located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill from 8am to 2pm.
Click here for more information and to register for either event…
Posted on September 9, 2020 by cthomas
Posted on September 3, 2020 by cthomas
On September 2 I joined fellow House Republicans to demand the Majority Leaders and Co-Chairs of Public Health as a legislative committee convene a meeting and vote on Governor Lamont’s efforts to extend his sweeping executive orders beyond their Sept. 9 expiration date.
I sent a letter to Majority members the committee, as have many of my colleagues, asking they meet to address the balance of unchecked authority. We were all elected to represent the people of Connecticut.
Posted on August 26, 2020 by cthomas
On August 26, Rep. Carpino joined State Representatives Noreen Kokoruda, Leslee Hill, Michelle Cook and Maria Horn as they raised the Women’s Suffrage Flag over the State Capitol. Rep. Carpino spearheaded this small, socially distant gathering to recognize the generations of women who fought for our right to vote.
Please click here to view a video of the flag raising.
Posted on August 14, 2020 by cthomas
I hope that you have managed well after the storm and cleanup. Here is some information that I think you may find helpful.
Connecticut Tax Free Week August 16-22
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Connecticut’s Tax Free Week. During this one-week sales tax holiday, retail purchases of most clothing and footwear items priced under $100 are exempt from Connecticut sales tax.
For a list of included items, please click here.
PURA to Investigate Tropical Storm Isaias Response
The Public Utilities…
Posted on July 27, 2020 by cthomas
Public safety and equality can coexist.
I firmly believe in Connecticut, the two do not need to be mutually exclusive. Unfortunately, the 70+ page proposal drafted during a public health crisis, voted on in a building that’s closed to the public, and debated while the state slept (starting well past 1 am) will do little to achieve either. It is disappointing rhetoric has overshadowed the hard truth that we can both support public safety and demand equality for the entire community.
There are things…
Posted on July 16, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
The Judiciary Committee will hold a virtual Listening Session on Friday, July 17. This session is being held for the public to submit testimony and provide comment to committee members regarding proposed legislation on police accountability.
To access the rules of the Listening Session, please click here. Written testimony is encouraged. If you do submit written testimony, please copy me when you send in your e-mail at Christie.Carpino@housegop.ct.gov.
If you wish to speak at the Listening Session,…
Posted on May 19, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Hartford – State Representative Christie Carpino wrote a letter to General Counsel Robert Clark in regard to documentation related to the state’s COVID-19 response. The letter raises various concerns about steps moving forward to reopen the State of Connecticut. To view the letter, click here.
Posted on May 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information is being updated rapidly as state and federal health officials work to respond. You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 by clicking on the following links:
Here are direct links for information on:
To review all of Gov. Lamont’s executive orders, click here.
Health Recommendations to limit COVID-19
According to the Centers…