Posted on October 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
October 1, 2019, marks the onset of millions of dollars in new tax and fee increases on some of our most consumed goods and services. These taxes, along with those that went into effect throughout the summer, were included in the Democrats’ state budget passed this year and will undoubtedly have a significant impact on families, seniors, and businesses throughout our state. I voted against this budget because of these many tax increases.
In an effort to keep you informed, I have listed some of the…
Posted on September 27, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
The DOT will be conducting a Public Informational Meeting regarding the proposed replacement of the bridge carrying Rowley Street over the Mad River in Winchester. The bridge is in declining condition, as it was originally constructed over 90 years ago in 1928, which is why the department is going the process of replacing it.
The meeting will take place at Winchester Town Hall on Tuesday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. There will be a formal presentation and time for the public to ask questions about the…
Posted on September 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
As 2019 moves along, we prepare for a number of new laws to take effect starting October 1st. These new laws may have an impact on you, your business, or our community. I therefore encourage you to take a look at the full list of laws that can be found by clicking here.
I have listed some of the more noteworthy legislation below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications regarding the implementation of these laws.
An Act Prohibiting the Sale of Cigarettes, Tobacco Products,…
Posted on September 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – House and Senate Republicans held a press conference today at the Legislative Office Building to alert consumers of several new taxes on meals and drinks that will go into effect on October 1st. According to State Representative Jay Case, who represents the 63rd Assembly District, this is an example of how the budget passed in June continues to hurt middle class families.
“We are taxed enough. The state doesn’t need to get more revenue from you, but many food items, prepared meals, snacks…
Posted on August 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Governor Lamont made a proposal earlier this year that would have eliminated our “Tax-Free Week.” Based on the fact that $1.7 billion in new taxes were recently approved with the two-year budget, I stood firmly against this proposal in order to provide minimal financial relief to the hard-working individuals and families throughout the state.
I am proud to say that his proposal was unsuccessful. Tax-Free Week will begin this Sunday, August 18th, and will conclude on Saturday, August 24th. Many items…
Posted on July 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Photo from left to right: Denise Cohn, Jon Sheaffer, Anna Viner, Camp MOE campers, Feliks Viner, Bill Kennedy, Rep. Jay Case, Michael Menard.
Torrington – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) went to Camp MOE on Friday morning to visit with campers and learn more about the funding needed to help children attend summer programs. During his visit, Rep. Case met with the charity organizers of The Kids of Summer Foundation. This season, the foundation provided funding for 17 separate two-week sessions.…
Posted on June 26, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) and State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) applauded the action of the State Bond Commission on Wednesday morning, which allocated an $800,000 bond authorization for the repairs and flood management needs at Sucker Brook Dam on Highland Lake in Winsted.
About a year ago a plastic pipeline burst, shortly after it had been built into the dam, exacerbating drainage issues and heightening the possibility of uncontrolled floods. DEEP is the primary state agency that oversees operations and maintenance of the project, but the dam is also managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
“We had a meeting about a month ago to discuss the issues on the dam and how it has affected the residents living on the lake. Highland is one of the state’s largest lakes and we get a lot of recreational users on the weekends. It’s critical that we keep our waters clean so people in the Northwest Corner and across the state can enjoy it through the summer season,” said Rep. Case.
“We are grateful to the governor for his approval of this funding,” Sen. Miner said. “Highland Lake is tremendous regional recreational resource. This funding will allow for the reconstruction of a failed drainage system that, once completed, should restore an environmentally appropriate drainage system into Highland Lake. I want to thank Rep. Case for his consistent advocacy on the need to expedite these repairs. We spoke with one voice on behalf of northwestern Connecticut, and that teamwork produced positive results.”
“I want to thank Representative Case, Senator Miner, DEEP Commissioner Dykes, Governor Lamont, and the Bond Commission for securing the funds to fix a must needed repair at Sucker Brook Dam. Residents of Highland Lake and the watershed can be rest assured that the project will begin now that the funding has been secured,” said Beth Papermaster, the President of the Highland Lake Watershed Association.
Posted on June 11, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Winsted – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) and State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) facilitated a “Lunch & Learn” event at the Winsted Senior Center on Monday, June 10th. The legislators met with area seniors to discuss the actions of the General Assembly during the 2019 Legislative Session, which adjourned last Wednesday.
“Winsted’s seniors are very concerned about the financial well-being of Connecticut and what the cost of living will look like in the coming years here in the Northwest Corner.…
Posted on June 4, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) stood with his Republican colleagues to oppose the Democrat budget, which came up for debate during Monday’s House session. The document is comprised of $752 million in increased taxes over two years, not including the tax on hospitals, and does not provide any financial relief to the state’s nonprofit providers. Legislators were given less than 24 hours to review the document before the Speaker called for a vote.
“The governor had promised a new way of…
Posted on May 28, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) and State Senator George Logan (R-Ansonia) co-chaired a bipartisan Health Center Caucus that met Tuesday morning at the Legislative Office Building. The caucus was formed to provide insight to legislators in regard to the overall benefits of community health centers and the issues that they currently face. According to the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, community health centers provide primary medical, dental, and behavioral…