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…
Posted on May 21, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
WINSTED – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) and State Senator Craig Miner (R-Litchfield) invited officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to meet with residents and local leaders regarding the overall water quality and drainage issues at Highland Lake. A drainage pipe near the dam, which was recently completed, effectively collapsed and is no longer functional.
According to life-long residents of the lake and local officials, there is growing unease among…
Posted on May 8, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
COLEBROOK—State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) and State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) visited the Colebrook Senior Center on Tuesday morning to provide a legislative update and to answer questions about ongoing discussions on the major the issues occurring at the State Capitol.
“I appreciate Colebrook Senior Center inviting me to speak with our community’s seniors about the current legislative session,” explained Case. “The number one concern I heard during my visit was the overall affordability…
Posted on May 6, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Photo (from left to right): Jeffrey S. Bravin (Executive Director); Karen V. Wilson (Clinical Services Director); State Rep. Jay Case; Jennifer Pizzoferrato (Director of Finance and Operations)
West Hartford – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted)toured the American School (ASD) for the Deaf at their campus located in West Hartford. The school’s mission is to provide educational resources fordeaf and hard of hearing students across the state, and throughout the entire world. ASD provides day…
Posted on May 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon
Here’s a compilation of some of the many tax changes offered by Governor Lamont in his plan and by legislative Democrats through a recent Finance Committee vote. It remains to be seen which of these ideas will end up in a final budget plan to be voted on by the General Assembly’s full membership.