Rep. Case Recognized by Home Care Groups

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Photo: Chaim Gewirtzman, left, provides the 2019 Outstanding Leadership Award to Rep. Jay Case, right, at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Hartford – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) was recognized on Wednesday morning by the Association of Homecare Agencies & Home Care Association of America Connecticut. The organization provided him with recognition this morning with their 2019 Outstanding Leadership Award.

“We have to make sure that we do not inhibit our home

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Committee Moves Forward on Nursing Home Staffing Bill

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD — The legislature’s Human Services Committee unanimously voted to move legislation increasing minimum staffing levels in Connecticut nursing homes from 1.4 hours per patient to 2.3 hours per patient to the Senate floor during a committee meeting late Tuesday morning.

State Representatives Michelle Cook, D-Torrington, and Jay Case, R-Winsted, who also serve on the Human Services Committee, championed this bill to improve the quality of care for patients in skilling nursing facilities.

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Share your thoughts on new taxes…

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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This Friday, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee of the General Assembly will be holding a public hearing on Governor Lamont’s proposed revenue budget and the Senate Democrat Leader’s proposal to institute a statewide property tax and a statewide car tax.

As you may have heard, Governor Lamont’s proposed budget expands many taxes, including the sales tax to cover many previously exempted items; such as non-prescription drugs, digital downloads like Netflix, children’s car seats and bicycle

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Tolls Forum Recap

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Thank you to those who attended last evening’s toll forum in Torrington. It was a great evening with wonderful participation from the public. We had over 100 people from the Northwest Corner attend, listen and speak their minds.

Some of the important takeaways from last night’s meeting included:

  • An overall understanding that regardless of how many, or how few, toll gantries there will be rates set in order to capture $1 billion in additional tax revenue
  • The majority of toll revenue will come from Connecticut residents, studies have shown that between 60 and 70 percent of tolling revenue will be coming directly from us
  • We have the ability to make infrastructure improvements without needing to put up tolls or raising taxes

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Rep. Case Speaks in Favor of Nonprofit Transportation Initiative

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted) spoke in favor of his legislative proposal to create a streamlined registration process for nonprofit organization that have five or more vehicles in their fleet. Currently, each vehicle must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles individually. This process can be cumbersome and time consuming to an organization that might not have the additional resources to continue their operations if vehicles are not legally allowed on the road.

Rep. Case said, “Transportation services are integral to life out here in the Northwest Corner, and to several other rural areas of our state. The companies that administer these services are dealing with too many administrative barriers when they go to register their vehicles. While I believe these vehicles should be inspected to ensure they are compliant with safety standards, there is a better mechanism for us to complete registrations by allowing several vehicles to be registered at one time, all together.”

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Rep. Case: ARC Family and Advocacy Day

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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ARC Family Day is always an exciting one at the Capitol. According to Rep. Case, hundreds of families came to the Capitol today to explain why social services are so important to their everyday lives. It’s one thing to look at the cost of a program on a sheet of paper, but it’s another to hear about the effects of a cut. Legislators heard powerful stories of how life improving services, funded by the state, are so beneficial to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Rep. Case conclude,

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Rep. Case Recognizes Goshen Eagle Scouts

Posted on February 24, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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GOSHEN – State Rep. Jay Case (R-Winsted), joined by State Sen. Craig Miner (R-Litchfield), recognized two members of the community who recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Jackson Ives and Joseph Sefcik, both serving within Goshen’s BSA Troop 35, celebrated their achievements at a joint Eagle Scout Court of Honor held on Sunday, February 24th at Camp Cochipianee.

“Honoring Mr. Ives and Mr. Sefcik for their accomplishments is quite humbling to me,” explained Rep. Jay Case. “Many people aren’t aware of the rigor and dedication it takes to commit yourself to the process and actually complete all of the criteria to become an Eagle Scout. I want to thank these fine gentlemen for their unfettered dedication to bettering our community. I have confidence that both Jackson and Joseph will be successful in the future endeavors.”

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Rep. Case Supports Improved Non-emergency Transportation Mechanism

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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Hartford – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) testified in support of a mechanism that would allow certain individuals to have more transportation options when traveling. Currently, Medicaid and Medicare enrollees who use wheel chairs or are confined to a stretcher are transported by an ambulance, even in cases where there is not an immediate medical emergency.

Rep. Case said, “The state is paying extra for non-emergency medical transportation services. This common sense bill would provide greater options to Medicaid and Medicare enrollees, making it less cumbersome on the client and their care support system to travel. In many cases, the extra emergency equipment and personnel that comes with being transported by an ambulance is not necessary to attend everyday life events like graduations, funerals, and school functions.”

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We Don’t Need More Change…

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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To the Editor,

We need to stop nickel and diming people for simply living in Connecticut.  The democrats in Hartford promised “change” this session, but all we are seeing is more of the same: them asking for tax increases and more of your pocket change.

It is common sense that there should not be a tax associated to buy food and feed yourself.  In Connecticut, under new democrat leadership, that concept no longer makes sense.  This summer, when you go to buy groceries there may be new taxes assessed to your bill for getting bread, eggs, and other essentials.

Have an ongoing medical condition?  Many people do, but you should be prepared to pay more out of pocket for your prescriptions. Yes, that’s right, those who want businesses to take greater risk for paid medical leave do not want to help seniors on fixed incomes sustain their health care regiment.

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CASE SWORN INTO FOURTH TERM

Posted on January 9, 2019 by Greg MacKinnon


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HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-Winsted) was sworn into his fourth term as state representative. Rep. Case will continue to represent the 63rd Assembly District, which is comprised of Colebrook, Goshen, Torrington, and Winchester.

“I look forward to continuing my service to the residents of the 63rd District.  It is my goal in Hartford to address our state’s struggling economy and to stabilize the state budget so that our state’s businesses and families have the confidence to grow and

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