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Celebrating Women’s History Month with Essay Winners

Posted on March 27, 2024


In honor of Women’s History Month, State Rep. Craig Fishbein invited Wallingford 6th grade students to take part in a volunteer Essay Contest with the theme “Important Women in Connecticut’s History and How Their Contribution to the State and Nation Affect Me.”

In recognition of the student’s efforts, Rep. Fishbein presented official state citations to Dag Hammarskjold  Middle School 6th grade students, Valentina Tovar and Maya Lui, and James Moran 6th grade student, Ian Mendes for their winning essays.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2024 Legislative Session

Posted on March 27, 2024


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2024 Legislative Session

Each session, there are hundreds of bills introduced in Hartford, and some of them just make you shake your head. Most are proposed by the Democrat majority in the House and Senate.

This year, there are proposals to mandate that you drive an electric vehicle; to decriminalize the possession of hallucinogenic “magic” mushrooms; to give illegal immigrants taxpayer-funded health insurance; to prevent landlords from evicting people after

Honoring Wallingford’s Inventors

Posted on March 25, 2024

Today, Senator Paul Cicarella and I met with Wallingford inventors Olivia Soto and Bo Ballough, who participated in a town-wide invention convention and advanced to the state finals in March of 2023.
Olivia, a 5th-grade student at Pond Hill Elementary School invented the “Remarkerble 4.0,” a refillable marker. Her product helps the environment while saving the buyer money. Designed with an end cap loop so it can be removed, and a new ink tube can be inserted. The ink tubes would be sold individually.

“Roadmap” for electric vehicle mandate

Posted on March 11, 2024


I’m sending a quick note about a subject that’s gained a lot of attention over the last few months—a ban on gas-powered vehicles.

It was pushback from residents and businesses in all corners of the state that caused the Governor and majority Democrats to pause their immediate push for an electric vehicle mandate, but new legislation makes clear that their intention is to revisit their unpopular plan to adopt California’s radical emissions standards.

On Wednesday, the legislature’s Transportation

Reading Across the 90th!

Posted on March 11, 2024


State Rep. Craig Fishbein maintained tradition and continued to promote literacy by visiting three schools in his district to take part in Read Across America Day events.  Despite a slight delay due to scheduling conflicts with the in-session legislature, Rep. Fishbein was able to visit Amy Mackay’s 5th grade class at Middlefield Memorial School, and Elly Fitzpatrick’s 3rd grade class at Mary Fritz Elementary School and Francesca Hart’s 5th grade class at Pond Hill Elementary School in Wallingford.

Honoring Mayor Dickinson and Joan Stave!

Posted on March 8, 2024

This morning, Wallingford’s legislative delegation presented official state citations honoring former Mayor William Dickinson and long-time administrative aide Joan Stave for their more than 4 decades of service to the people of Wallingford.
It was nice to see so many residents and members of the council there to celebrate and honor their tremendous achievement.
Mayor Dickinson’s 40 years in office is impressive, but Joan’s 44 years of service to our town is absolutely incredible!

Free ArrayRx Card May Help You Save on Prescription Medicine

Posted on February 5, 2024


I wanted you to know about a program that may help lower the cost of your prescription drugs. The ArrayRx discount card program launched in recent months and is FREE for residents.

The program works with a partnership of states to leverage their buying power to lower prescription drug costs.

The card is provided to consumers digitally via e-mail and can be downloaded to smartphone wallets. Using the card, you can save up to 80% on generic medications and 20% on brand name prescriptions.

To learn

Follow the 2024 Legislative Session online

Posted on February 2, 2024


The 2024 legislative session begins on Wednesday, Feb. 7th, and with the truncated timeline of the “short session” there will surely be a lot to keep track of.

If you want to follow along with legislative business, many meetings, hearings, and news conferences will be livestreamed through the Connecticut Public Affairs Network.

You can track legislation and find out information about the legislature’s committees by visiting the Connecticut General Assembly’s website.

And you can review reports, major

Statement from State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, Re: REPORT OF INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE

Posted on February 1, 2024


“On one hand, the governor’s independent investigation provides some measure of closure for the 74 active State Troopers who were unfortunately accused of malfeasance. However, I remain troubled by the lack of scrutiny from senior command staff that led to these accusations, including a seeming abdication of their supervisory role when the issue was first raised in 2018,” Rep. Fishbein, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee said. “I’m encouraged that this report will help restore the public’s

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Support Local Food Pantries

Posted on January 31, 2024


Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Support Local Food Pantries

Dear friends and neighbors,

The cold winter weather combined with rising inflation and higher costs for groceries is exacerbating the issue of food insecurity and hunger right here in our community, and across our state.

Many Connecticut residents are struggling to make ends meet, pay bills, and afford costly medications and food. They can use our help.

A small donation can make a HUGE difference and many pantries or soup kitchens make it easier