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Rep. McCarty Working to Make Changes as Ranking Member of Education Committee

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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Proposes New Legislation to the General Assembly

HARTFORD — State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38), a former educator, Board of Education Member and now Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Education Committee, has proposed numerous education-related bill proposals to Legislative Leaders to improve school district policies and ease their financial burdens.

“I am honored to be serving in my current position as ranking member on the Education Committee. I am working diligently to ensure that my voice is heard on the important issues impacting our schools – in Waterford and Montville in particular,” said Rep. McCarty. “As a legislature, we should be supporting our boards of education, schools and teachers by removing unnecessary mandates on them.  These proposals will enhance protection for our students, educators and boards of education.”

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Rep. McCarty Advocates for Increased Access and Reduced Cost for Elderly Home-Care

Posted on February 15, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD —State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38), who proposed a bill earlier this session to expand access to home care for elderly persons and avert the need for more costly institutionalization (House Bill (H.B.) 5064), has expressed strong support for another bill that would accomplish a similar goal.

Today Rep. McCarty submitted written testimony to the Legislative Aging Committee in support of H.B. 6172, which would expand eligibility for the state-funded portion of the Connecticut home-care program for the elderly age 65 years and older who are at risk of inappropriate institutionalization in a nursing home. The bill was considered at today’s public hearing. If supported by the committee, it could be raised for a vote in the House and/or Senate chambers.

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Rep. McCarty Testifies to Expand Access to Non-Ambulatory Transportation for Elderly and Disabled Individuals

Posted on February 14, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORDState Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) submitted written testimony yesterday to the Legislative Transportation Committee encouraging their leadership to raise Senate Bill (S.B.) 66 for a vote from the full General Assembly. This bill would allow certain livery permit holders to transport elderly persons and individuals with disabilities who require a stretcher and might not otherwise have access to appropriate transportation services to use stretcher vans.

Rep. McCarty proposed another bill this session, H.B. 5065, to allow more non-ambulatory nursing home residents to visit the homes of their families, which would similarly improve the quality of life for seniors and individuals with disability who do not require medical services during transport.

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