Torrington Christian Academy Visits Capitol

Posted on February 21, 2024


HARTFORD – Students from Torrington Christian Academy were at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 21. The group, comprised of 4th and 5th graders, toured the entire Capitol Complex, including the Legislative Office Building. The group had the opportunity to observe legislative meetings and met with State Rep. Jay Case in the House Chamber. Rep. Case explained to the group how new state laws are made and how each legislator casts their votes. “It’s wonderful to see such engaged students. I really appreciated

Security & Service

Posted on February 2, 2024


On Thursday morning, House Republicans held a news conference to unveil proposals crafted to make Connecticut a more affordable place to live. These proposals can be found within a larger framework called, Security & Service.” Guiding principles within the set of proposals will help maintain the state’s fiscal stability while seeking to reduce expenses for Connecticut families, businesses, and individuals.

View our news conference by clicking below.


Torrington’s Nicole Milo Appointed to Council on Developmental Services

Posted on January 25, 2024


HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vin Candelora (R-86) recently appointed Torrington’s Nicole Milo to serve on the state’s Council on Developmental Services. The council provides recommendations to the governor and General Assembly on the overall effectiveness of the programs and services administered through Department of Developmental Services (DDS). According to Candelora, Milo will be integral in helping the council form recommendations that seek to eliminate barriers preventing residents with

Survey 2024

Posted on January 5, 2024


Before we start our legislative business for the year, I’d like to hear from you. Understanding your opinion on many of the main subjects that will likely come up for consideration is critical to representing you in Hartford.

When you have a few minutes, please answer the survey below. Your individual answers will be confidential, but I will provide some aggregated data after our survey is complete. I have also provided a comment section if you’d like to add any detail to your responses.

New Year, New Laws

Posted on December 28, 2023


As we welcome the New Year, many new state laws will become effective on Monday, January 1st. These include tax cuts, which were approved in the 2023 budget agreement, (1) to adjust the tax schedule impacting retirees living on fixed incomes, (2) create eligibility for an Earned Income Tax Credit, and (3) decrease certain income tax rates.

The changes enacted for 2024 will decrease the two lowest income tax rates:

  • The 3% rate on the first $10,000 earned by single filers and the first $20,000 by

Bring Me Back Home Registry through DESPP

Posted on December 21, 2023


Connecticut’s Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection has launched the “Bring Me Back Home” program. This initiative encourages those to sign-up to a registry, which can be easily accessed by local law enforcement. The provided information and photo, accessible through the COLLECT criminal justice and safety system, helps first responders and families reunite with individuals living with cognitive challenges, such as Dementia or Autism.

To learn more about the program or to sign-up, click

Human Services Committee Votes to Allow Family Members to be Compensated as Caregivers

Posted on December 13, 2023


Photo: State Rep. Jay Case, State Sen. Lisa Seminara, State Rep. Bill Buckbee, and New Milford resident Monika Nugent are pictured at the Legislative Office Building following Wednesday’s waiver vote.

HARTFORD – On Wednesday, December 13, the Appropriations and Human Services Committee approved a new waiver requirement for services through the Department of Development Services (DDS). Within this waiver requirement update, a provision of Public Act 23-137 will be enacted to allow immediate family

Farm Transition Grant

Posted on December 8, 2023


The Dept. of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for its Farm Transition Grant program, a competitive matching grant program for Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives to support the diversification of existing farm operations, transitioning to value-added agricultural production and sales, and other venues in which most products sold are grown in the state.

You can view the program guidelines here.

Applications are due to the department by Wednesday, January 10, 2024.


CTDOL Alerts Residents of New Fraud Scheme Targeting Job Seekers

Posted on December 6, 2023


The CT DOL is alerting residents of a new fraud scam targeting job seekers. Criminals are soliciting banking and other information by calling residents and claiming to be an employer registered with CTHires, the state’s job bank.  The attempts to steal personal data through this scam include callers asking for Social Security, bank account, and credit card numbers as well as telling residents they must pay a fee to have their application reviewed for employment. The agency recommends that all unemployment


Posted on November 29, 2023


HARTFORD – On Tuesday, November 28, the governor announced that he would no longer be asking the legislature’s Regulation Review Committee to consider far-reaching changes, requiring that the state ban the sale of gas-powered trucks and vehicles.

“This is welcomed news to most Connecticut residents and businesses. We heard from an elite ruling class that these mandates, despite being shelved and not acted upon during yesterday’s committee meeting, will be brought out again. Those who have talked