Cromwell & Portland

Greater Employment Opportunities for Individuals Fighting Substance Abuse

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – The state legislature’s Labor Committee moved legislation forward that will help individuals recovering from substance abuse find quality employment opportunities. The legislation, co-sponsored by Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) and State Representative Christie Carpino (R-Cromwell), was approved to go to the House of Representatives as a result of the committee’s vote on the bill.

Representative Klarides explained, “It’s important to consider all available resources when it

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Rep. Carpino’s Workforce Initiative Moves Forward

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – The legislature’s Human Services Committee recently took action on several pieces of legislation, including State Rep. Christie Carpino’s (Cromwell/Portland) concept to provide more career opportunities for individuals with disabilities. By unanimous vote, the committee favorably acted on H.B. 7093: An Act Establishing a Task Force to Increase Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities.

“We are always looking for ways in which we can support job creators and the Connecticut

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2019 Legislative Agenda, Letter to Editor

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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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