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COVID-19 State Response Updates

Posted on March 24, 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

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COVID-19 Response: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on March 19, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


The governor’s administration continues to update a compilation of frequently asked questions related to the state’s response to COVID-19. You can access the document directly by clicking here.

COVID-19 Disaster Assistance Loans for Businesses & Employee Information

Posted on March 17, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


It has been announced that Connecticut businesses will be able to apply for disaster assistance loans. In a statement made by Governor Lamont, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be accepting applications for loans of up to $2 million to help individual businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

For specific information on how to apply for the SBA’s disaster assistance loan you can click here or call 1-800-659-2955.

Business owners who have questions about

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Case Begins 8th Legislative Session

Posted on February 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – On Wednesday, February 5th, the Connecticut General Assembly convened for the 2020 legislative session. State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted), who represents the towns of Colebrook, Goshen, Winsted and Torrington, began his eighth legislative session representing the 63rd Assembly District.

“It is an honor to continue my service for the residents and businesses of the Northwest Corner. I will continue to advocate for our local needs while fighting tax and spend policies that have created

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Access Health CT – Open Enrollment Extension Fair in Torrington

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


Access Health CT Open Enrollment has been EXTENDED until January 15, 2020.

An open enrollment fair will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020. Details are below:

Torrington Elks Lodge #372
70 Litchfield Street, Torrington
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Get one-on-one help completing your enrollment application. Ask questions and understand next steps from an Enrollment Specialist. Certified Brokers will also be available to assist in plan selection. Customers can also bring verification documents for help scanning

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New Year, New Laws

Posted on December 30, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


I want to wish you and your families a safe and happy New Year! With 2019 coming to an end, you should be aware of new taxes and laws that will be going into effect on January 1, 2020.

These new taxes, which I opposed when they came up for debate earlier in the year, include:

  • Dry Cleaning – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services & laundry services
  • Parking – Existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to parking fees
  • Interior Design Service – Existing state sales

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Capitol Update: Town Aid Held Up, New Taxes Effective Jan. 1st

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


To the Editor,

Snow is flying, but the governor has yet to release much needed Town Aid Road (TAR) dollars. This bond allocation serves as a critical resource for our towns to offset snow removal costs. The governor and legislative Democrats have refused to release this money to all 169 cities and towns across Connecticut. Meanwhile, next week the legislature is being called in for a special session to address outstanding bills that will help our state’s hospitals and restaurants. In January, we

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Rep. Case Recognizes Valerie Manor for 35 Years of Service

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


Photo: Valerie Manor’s Marisa Jones is pictured with State Rep. Jay Case and the legislative citation.

Torrington – On Tuesday evening, State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) presented a legislative citation to Valerie Manor in recognition of their 35 years in operation. The facility offers a variety of services including short-term rehabilitation, long-term, respite, hospice, and dementia care to residents of Torrington and the greater area.

“The administration and staff at Valerie Manor have done a wonderful

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Rep. Case Visits Wamogo Regional High

Posted on November 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


PHOTO: Rep. Case meets a calf during Wamogo FFA’s Agriscience and Technology Open House.

LitchfieldState Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) spent part of his Thursday evening meeting with FFA students at Wamogo Regional High School. The students had exhibits displayed throughout the facility in order to showcase their participation in various agriscience and technology programs.

“The rural areas of the Northwest Corner are known for quality agriculture. This doesn’t happen overnight, it takes years to

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Case Participates in ‘Lobbying 101’ Workshop

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted), who represents the towns of Colebrook, Goshen, Winchester and Torrington, was asked to participate in Gallo & Robinson’s annual “Lobbying 101” workshop at the Lyceum in Hartford. Specifically, Case provided insight to a group of potential lobbyists about effectively advocating for line-items in the state budget. According to Case, the most powerful way in which an individual can advocate for, or against, certain budgetary funding levels is to

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