Posted on October 5, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – A local lobbyist organization hosted a day-long workshop at the Lyceum to help provide pointers on how the general public can be involved in the legislative process. State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) was invited to provide insight on how to engage in the state legislature’s public hearings.
“Having more opinions about a potential law helps a committee’s membership come to a decision on whether or not a concept moves forward in the legislative process. Often, those who come to testify during a public hearing are seen as a valuable resource and any educational facts that can be provided that help stress points being made are always welcome,” stated Rep. Case. “If you can’t be present at a public hearing, then there is always the option to submit written testimony.”
Posted on September 18, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
HARTFORD – The Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home has named State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) as the 2018 “Legislator of the Year.” The association represents 65 Connecticut home health and hospice provider agencies that serve communities all over the Northwest Corner and Greater Torrington areas.
In a letter sent to Rep. Case, the association’s president and CEO Deborah Hoyt said, “You have been our industry’s champion for Connecticut families in need of healthcare in home and community-based settings, as well as a leader in advocating for the sustainability and adequacy of our provider safety net to ensure positive health outcomes for low-income residents. Your efforts in communicating our challenges around Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) to DSS were significant.”
Posted on September 11, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
Photo: State Rep. Jay Case speaks to the volunteers at the Feed the Children Event at Price Rite in Torrington on Tuesday, September 11th.
Torrington – Price Rite teamed up with the United Way and Feed the Children in order to provide groceries to over 800 low-income families. Rep. Case was invited to provide remarks to kick-off the event. After just coming from a 9/11 memorial ceremony, Case emphasized the importance of community in his remarks.
Rep. Case said, “I am proud to represent a community that comes together during times of need. We tend to take care of each other out here in our rural communities and causes such as this are part of the very fabric that makes living in our neighborhoods in the Northwest Corner so great. In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to look past certain opportunities to give back to the community, which is why I want to commend Price Rite for coordinating today’s event.”
Volunteers from various organizations came together and formed an assembly line to distribute essential goods to individuals in need. Items distributed included a 25-pound box of food, a 10-pound box of essentials including shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items.
Posted on September 11, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
TORRINGTON – State Representatives Jay Case (R-Winsted) and Brian Ohler (R-North Canaan) participated in a September 11th Memorial Ceremony at Torrington’s North End Fire Station. The representatives each expressed gratitude for the service of the community’s first responders and delivered remarks to the crowd of police, EMT, firefighters, and members of the public.
Rep. Case thanked Torrington’s first responders in his remarks, “Our close knit community here in the Northwest Corner is strengthened and made safer because of the fine work of our first responders. Today is a somber reminder that this job calls for the highest sacrifice in times of severe chaos and conflict. While members of the public flee such volatile situations, the proud men and women that don the Police, Fire, and EMT uniforms daily are often required to run directly into harm’s way.”
Posted on August 7, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
As summer draws to a close and back-to-school shopping starts, I wanted to remind you that “Tax Free Week” is coming up, beginning Sunday, August 19 and ending Saturday, August 25.
This one-week event eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothing and footwear costing less than $100. Please note: This benefit has been substantially reduced from previous years.
Posted on August 3, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
Photo: Shawna Hudak, Barbara Herkimer, State Rep. Jay Case, and Angela Ambrozaitis
WINSTED – Barbara Herkimer was recognized today for her 24 years of service to the Winsted Day Program. State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) attended the ceremony in order to present an official Legislative Citation to Ms. Herkimer to mark the momentous occasion. The Winsted Day Program partners with five different state agencies to provide a daily work place for those within the intellectually and developmentally disabled community.
Rep. Case said, “I am incredibly appreciative and proud of the work Barbara has done throughout her career. Many people do not think of the support structure that goes into making the quality of life for those within the I/DD community better. Barbara made it her life’s work to make an impact on these individuals and our community, I thank her for her years of quality service. I wish her well in her retirement.”