Case Begins 8th Legislative Session

Posted on February 5, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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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.

State Rep. Jay Case listens to Opening Day speeches in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

“It is an honor

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Access Health CT – Open Enrollment Extension Fair in Torrington

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Greg MacKinnon


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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New October Taxes

Posted on October 2, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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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

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DOT Informational Meeting on October 22

Posted on September 27, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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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

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New Laws Effective October 1st

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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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,

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