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Consumer Alert: Electricity Rate Hike Request

Posted on November 18, 2022


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I am sharing an urgent consumer alert, regarding Connecticut’s utility companies. Eversource and United Illuminating have submitted electricity rate increase requests to the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA). These increases would double supply rates, effective January 1, 2023, resulting in increases of $85 and $79 respectively for households that use an average of 700kWh per month.

These astronomical rate increase requests come at a time when the cost of living has been skyrocketing

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 7, 2022


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s important to know that early detection can save lives. I supported a new law this year that will expand insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings. Specifically, it requires coverage for certain genetic testing, including for breast cancer gene one (BRCA1) and breast cancer gene two (BRCA2), under certain circumstances. It also requires post-treatment CA-125 monitoring (i.e., a test measuring the amount of the cancer antigen 125 protein); and (c)

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New Laws Effective October 1

Posted on September 29, 2022


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New laws are going into effect on Saturday, October 1st, and I have highlighted some of the major state policy changes for your review. You can check out all newly effective laws by clicking the button below.

Addressing Crime…

The legislature moved to address rising levels of crime. I supported the passage of Public Act 22-115 An Act Concerning Juvenile Justice and Services, Firearms Background Checks, and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The new law improves the ability of local law enforcement to review

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Case Raises Concerns on Fuel-Related Taxes, Joins Republicans to Offer Expansion to Heating Assistance Program

Posted on August 29, 2022


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HARTFORD – The legislature’s Appropriations, Energy, and Human Services committees met at the Legislative Office Building on Monday to act on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP) and Low Income Household Water Assistance Program Allocation Plan. State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted), Ranking Member of the Human Services Committee, supported an amendment prior to the committee’s action that would supplement $79.2 million in expected federal LIHEAP funds to increase total home energy assistance

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ALERT: Energy Assistance Hearing

Posted on August 25, 2022


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HARTFORD – The legislature grapples with the reality that one-time federal funding for people who rely on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has evaporated. I want you to know that there’s a public hearing Monday that provides you an opportunity to share your concerns about this topic either in person (via Zoom) or by submitting written testimony. I hope you’ll consider participating by telling state lawmakers about how rising home heating costs will impact you and your family members.

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Case Earns Perfect Voting Record

Posted on August 15, 2022


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The House Clerk’s Office recently compiled voting record data for each legislator. State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) has earned a one hundred percent voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2022 Regular Session.

Rep. Case said, “It continues to be an honor to represent the 63rd District in Hartford, I will always be sure that your voice is heard!”

Legislators were asked to cast 265 votes on the House Floor, of which Case participated each

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9-8-8 Universal Emergency Phone Number for Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Response

Posted on July 18, 2022


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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline “9-8-8″ has been activated. This will serve as the universal emergency phone number for mental health crisis and suicide response, which can be called or texted 24 hours a day.

The mental health needs of our communities is an issue I have prioritized while in Hartford. Improving the mental health resources available is key to supporting our friends and loved ones and this resource is important.

For additional resources I encourage you to visit the Department

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Making Connecticut Affordable, Call for Special Session

Posted on June 7, 2022


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Inflation and our state’s tax structure have made Connecticut unaffordable. I am calling for a special session to provide immediate tax relief that will be meaningful to both residents and businesses. The plan I support prioritizes lowering energy costs – including diesel fuel – as well as making everyday items easier for you to purchase. Specifics of the plan include:

  • Reducing the income tax
  • Expanding current gas tax holiday to diesel
  • Suspending impending diesel fuel tax increase (scheduled for

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Case Honors Teachers, Students of Winchester Police D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 3, 2022


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WINCHESTER – On Friday afternoon two members of the Winchester Police Department were recognized for their long-term leadership of the D.A.R.E. program during its graduation ceremony. The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program is taught by Winchester’s Officer Daniel Pietrafesa and Sergeant Bob Varasconi. The officers were presented with a legislative citation from State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) in recognition of their contributions to the program.

“The D.A.R.E program makes a positive

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Rep. Jay Case Opposes State Budget Adjustment Package

Posted on May 3, 2022


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HARTFORD – On Monday evening, the House approved adjustments to the state’s current state budget. State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) opposed the adjustment package because there was not enough long-term financial relief provided to residents and businesses. Additionally, the budget document was not made available for review until about 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

“We received this document with little to not time to review it. The process should not be as compressed when we are talking about how to

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