2024 Major Public Acts Report

Posted on May 21, 2024


The nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research (OLR) has published its 2024 “Major Public Acts” report. This report gives a categorical breakdown of the major topics that the General Assembly addressed in the 2024 session. OLR produces this report in consultation with the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA). The legislation included in the report has been broken out into 20 different categories including energy, environment, taxes, and transportation.

To review the report in its entirety,

Case Raises Concern Over Underfunding Services to Vulnerable Populations

Posted on May 8, 2024


HARTFORD – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) voiced concern over the budget adjustments that were put forth during Tuesday’s House session. The General Assembly sets a two-year budget. The current budget was originally created during the 2023 session year. Typically, adjustments are made to the second year of the budget in order to avoid shortfalls or overspending. In an unprecedented move, the majority moved to fill budget gaps with one-time payments from funds provided to the state through the American

Republican Budget Adjustments

Posted on April 26, 2024


The Appropriations Committee’s leaders did not feel it was necessary to move forward a budget adjustment bill this session. Typically, this piece of legislation is the start of the budgeting process. The inaction on this bill, with just days left in our current legislative session, has put the state’s finances in limbo. The FY 2025 budget is above the spending cap and doesn’t balance, which is why House Republicans put forth a plan that provides a path to a balanced document that is $43.5 million

House Sessions, April 17 and 18

Posted on April 19, 2024


HARTFORD – The House was in session on Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18. To review all of the legislation that was considered please click on the corresponding date and you will be provided with the House Journal.

One of the most important pieces of legislation that was acted upon this week was H.B. 5413, crafted to address dangerous “street takeovers.” This legislation does not represent a complete remedy to Connecticut’s crime issues, but it was a good step in the right direction to

Torrington Middle School Students Visit State Capitol

Posted on April 5, 2024


HARTFORD – On Friday, April 5th, Torrington Middle School students visited the State Capitol Complex as part of their civics unit. The students were able to tour the Legislative Office Building, where most of the legislature’s hearings and committee work takes place, as well as the State Capitol. The group visited the Senate Chamber, where they were greeted by State Rep. Jay Case and State Sen. Lisa Seminara. The group then went to the House Chamber where they were able to ask lawmakers basic questions

April is World Autism Month

Posted on April 2, 2024


April is World Autism Month. Join us in spreading awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), what resources are available, and to dismantle negative stigma that can be associated with it. Our caucus will continue to strive to craft policies, similar to P.A. 23-137 that eliminated wait lists for services and expanded autism Medicaid waivers, that promote a more inclusive society.

Resources available:

>>>DPH, Connecticut Collaborative to Improve Autism Services (Click Here)

>>>DSS, Autism Spectrum

Oliver Wolcott Technical High School Students Visit Capitol

Posted on March 28, 2024


HARTFORD – Engineering students from Oliver Wolcott Technical High School made a trip to the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 27. The students had the opportunity to engage in the legislature’s annual “Manufacturing Day” that showcases job opportunities and programs available to Connecticut students who are interested in manufacturing.

“I appreciated meeting with the students who made the trip out to Hartford from Torrington. Manufacturing is quickly growing industry within the state and the opportunities

Early Voting: What You Need to Know

Posted on March 18, 2024


Early voting was approved by Connecticut voters in 2022. During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized in-person early voting for elections held after April 1, 2024. Under this schedule, the first election utilizing early voting will be the Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024.

The early voting dates for this election have been modified to reflect the Good Friday holiday and Easter Sunday. Early Voting will be held Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March

Case Participates in Read Across America

Posted on March 4, 2024


Winsted – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) was at Mary P. Hinsdale Elementary School on Monday morning to participate in Read Across America. This annual event was inspired by Dr. Seuss’ birthday and is a campaign to get children interested in reading.

“It was enlightening seeing all the students interacting with the story I read to them today. I read, ‘Do Not Lick This Book,’ which is a great story about the microorganisms that are on all sorts of objects we come across on a daily basis. This ties

Case Participates in ARC Family Hearing Day, CT Council on Developmental Disabilities Legislative Breakfast

Posted on February 29, 2024


HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) participated in the ARC’s Family Hearing Day at the Legislative Office Building. The annual advocacy day started with a legislative breakfast, hosted by the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities, where lawmakers gave remarks on the importance of state services available and accessible to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“This is an important event that’s held annually, allowing families and advocates to tell their stories,”