Posted on July 2, 2021
Photo: Reps. Green, Haines and Carpino in Hartford during the June special session.
HARTFORD — Governor Lamont recently gave his signature to a new law legalizing the sale and adult use of recreational marijuana, following an intense and protracted battle in the legislature over the merits and downsides of legalization.
State Representatives Christie Carpino (Portland), Irene Haines (East Hampton) and Robin Green (Marlborough) all voted against the measure during the House’s recent special session…
Posted on June 4, 2021
HARTFORD – State Rep. Christie Carpino has praised the passage of a proposal she introduced as a promising step in our continued recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The House of Representatives unanimously passed HB 6643, An Act Concerning Municipal Taxation Assistance Programs and the Municipal Property Tax Waiver, on May 25th.
“I submitted this concept in the hope that it would provide another avenue for municipalities to help those still struggling following this difficult year. This is…
Posted on May 21, 2021
The right to vote and cast your ballot freely is so important to who we are as a nation. It is a careful balance between access and integrity. Recently, the House of Representatives debated two resolutions that could alter our state constitution and how we vote. One I supported, one I could not.
HJ 59 will allow voters to decide on the 2022 general election ballot whether to amend the constitution to allow early in person voting. I supported this resolution as it strikes a fair balance between increased…
Posted on May 3, 2021
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 217 from Route 66 (Meriden Road) to Route 372 (Berlin Road) in Middlefield, Middletown, and Cromwell.
The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 3.84-mile segment of Route 217. This milling portion is scheduled to occur from Monday, May 3rd, 2021, to Wednesday, May 12th, 2021. The resurfacing portion is anticipated to occur from Friday, May 21st, 2021, to Thursday, June…
Posted on April 24, 2021
Today is the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The goal is to encourage the proper disposal of expired or unused medications in order to prevent misuse and protect the environment.
The Cromwell Police Department has a drop box at 5 West Street in Cromwell that can be utilized for safe disposal.
For more information, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/
Posted on April 8, 2021
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Sunday, April 11 from 8:00am-3:30pm at the CT Department of Veterans Affairs Campus in Rocky Hill (287 West Street).
Eligible individuals include anyone who has served in the military, veteran spouses and those caring for veterans. Appointments are not required but can be made by calling 203-932-5711, extension 5627, 7784 or 7754.
For more information, see the flyer below or visit www.connecticut.va.gov.
Posted on April 5, 2021
We entered this legislative session knowing our main priority would be continuing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and charting a path forward. As session is at its midway point, I think it is important to provide an update.
Although not every issue is unanimous, bipartisan measures are underway. The House of Representatives voted to allow restaurants to cut through red tape and maximize outdoor dining options. We also voted to require greater accountability for how Connecticut spends federal COVID-19…
Posted on March 19, 2021
Below you will find important information coming out of the State Capitol this week.
Residents 45 & Up Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations TODAY
Beginning today, all residents aged 45 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. On April 5th, residents aged 16 and older will be eligible.
For more information, click here. Phone assistance is also available by calling 877-918-2224 8am-8pm Monday through Friday.
New COVID-19 Rules in Place TODAY
Beginning today, all capacity limits are now…
Posted on March 12, 2021
I am writing to let you know about three important public hearings happening on Monday, March 15th and how you can sign up to testify virtually via Zoom.
All three hearings have registration deadlines of Sunday, March 14th at 3pm. Online testimony can be submitted to the committee as well in a PDF or Word format, with the bill number you are referencing indicated.
Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee: 9:00am
These two controversial bills before the Finance Committee will result…