Posted on October 5, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – A local lobbyist organization hosted a day-long workshop at the Lyceum to help provide pointers on how the general public can be involved in the legislative process. State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) was invited to provide insight on how to engage in the state legislature’s public hearings.
“Having more opinions about a potential law helps a committee’s membership come to a decision on whether or not a concept moves forward in the legislative process. Often, those who come to testify during a public hearing are seen as a valuable resource and any educational facts that can be provided that help stress points being made are always welcome,” stated Rep. Case. “If you can’t be present at a public hearing, then there is always the option to submit written testimony.”
Posted on September 18, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – The Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home has named State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) as the 2018 “Legislator of the Year.” The association represents 65 Connecticut home health and hospice provider agencies that serve communities all over the Northwest Corner and Greater Torrington areas.
In a letter sent to Rep. Case, the association’s president and CEO Deborah Hoyt said, “You have been our industry’s champion for Connecticut families in need of healthcare in home and community-based settings, as well as a leader in advocating for the sustainability and adequacy of our provider safety net to ensure positive health outcomes for low-income residents. Your efforts in communicating our challenges around Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) to DSS were significant.”
Posted on September 11, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
Photo: State Rep. Jay Case speaks to the volunteers at the Feed the Children Event at Price Rite in Torrington on Tuesday, September 11th.
Torrington – Price Rite teamed up with the United Way and Feed the Children in order to provide groceries to over 800 low-income families. Rep. Case was invited to provide remarks to kick-off the event. After just coming from a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Case emphasized the importance of community in his remarks.
Rep. Case said, “I am proud to represent a community that comes together during times of need. We tend to take care of each other out here in our rural communities and causes such as this are part of the very fabric that makes living in our neighborhoods in the Northwest Corner so great. In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to look past certain opportunities to give back to the community, which is why I want to commend Price Rite for coordinating today’s event.”
Volunteers from various organizations came together and formed an assembly line to distribute essential goods to individuals in need. Items distributed included a 25-pound box of food, a 10-pound box of essentials including shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items.