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Rep. Carpino, Area Legislators Voice Concerns Over Marijuana Legislation

Posted on July 2, 2021


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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

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Acts Effective July 1 and Major Public Acts

Posted on July 1, 2021


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The Office of Legislative Research has put together two useful resources that outline legislation taking  July 1 and Major Public Acts that have passed in 2021.

To view Acts Effective July 1, click here.

To view Major Public Acts, click here or on the image above.

Carpino Bill to Provide Assistance to Taxpayers Passes House

Posted on June 4, 2021


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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

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Letter to the Editor: Early Voting and No-Excuse Absentee Balloting

Posted on May 21, 2021


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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

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Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 217 in Middlefield, Middletown, and Cromwell

Posted on May 3, 2021


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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

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National Drug Take Back Day

Posted on April 24, 2021


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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/

DVA COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Sunday, April 11

Posted on April 8, 2021


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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.

Rep. Carpino: Mid-Session Update

Posted on April 5, 2021


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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

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Capitol News March 19

Posted on March 19, 2021


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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

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Important Public Hearings Monday, March 15th

Posted on March 12, 2021


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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

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