Help DOT Develop their Next Generation of Rail Cars

Posted on September 18, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) would like your input on the state’s next generation of rail cars. They will be purchasing a fleet of new rail cars to replace their exiting push-pull coaches operating on the Hartford Line, Shore Line East, Danbury Line and Waterbury Line and want to know what you consider to be reliable, comfortable, attractive, and sustainable.

Customers from each rail line will be selected through an open lottery process for an opportunity to participate in their

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A Fifth 100% Voting Record for Rep. McCarty

Posted on August 23, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – For the fifth year in a row, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) is being recognized for her outstanding attendance record at the Legislature in Hartford.

Rep. McCarty cast a vote on all 392 pieces of legislation that came before the House of Representatives during the 2019 Regular Legislative Session and Special Session – therefore not missing a single one. According to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s Office, this perfect score and attendance is very difficult to achieve,

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McCarty and Formica to Hold Coffee Hours in Uncasville and Waterford

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) and State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) invite constituents to meet with them for coffee and conversation at Herb’s Country Deli in Uncasville on July 8th, and The Shack Restaurant on July 10th, to discuss the recently adopted state budget and important legislation that was passed in the 2019 Legislative Session. The lawmakers are also happy to answer any questions or concerns constituents may have related to state government.

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Local Lawmakers Vote Against Tax Hikes and Anti-Business Policies Laden in New Biennial Budget

Posted on June 5, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD – At approximately 10:30 Monday night, after a full day of debate, the House of Representatives passed a biennial budget with a vote of 86-65. All Republicans, including State Representatives Kathleen McCarty (R-Waterford) and Holly Cheeseman (R-East Lyme), and a few Democrats, voted against the plan.

“Connecticut is still facing considerable fiscal challenges,” said Rep. McCarty, member of the Appropriations Committee. “This budget has some good elements in it, no doubt, but overall it fails to offer innovative solutions that the state needs to fix its structural problems. The re-amortization of the teacher pensions will cost the state an additional $17 billion going forward.  The state must protect its hard-working teachers, ensure the solvency of the pension fund and contribute the state’s share on an annual basis. We need to provide our residents with the confidence that our state’s fiscal house is in order. Taxing businesses and adding nearly $2 billion in new taxes is not the way to build economic growth. I am disappointed that the state budget does not protect businesses, nor our middle class residents.”

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Connecticut Trails Weekend: Local Events

Posted on May 17, 2019 by admin


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Connecticut is the proud host of the largest National Trails Day grassroots celebration in the nation! On the first weekend in June, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) brings together about 250 volunteers to lead events like hiking, biking, paddling, letterboxing, trail work parties, equestrian rides, and trail experiences of all kinds to get Connecticut residents outside and away from household chores, television, and the internet for a day.

 

I encourage you and your family to get

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Rep. McCarty Addresses Crumbling Foundation Issue in Schools

Posted on May 16, 2019 by admin


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TOLLAND – In her capacity as Ranking Member of the Education Committee, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) visited Birch Grove School in Tolland last week to learn more about their current struggle with a crumbling foundation. Going forward, Rep. McCarty plans to advocate for schools like Birch Grove that are suffering from this issue in the Education Committee.

Tolland Superintendent Dr. Walter Willett shows Rep. McCarty the

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Toll Opposition is About People, Not Politics

Posted on April 22, 2019 by admin


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Letter to the Editor from Senators Paul Formica and Heather Somers and Representatives Devin Carney, Holly Cheeseman, Mike France, Kathleen McCarty, and Jesse MacLachlan.

Connecticut needs to take bold action to fix our transportation system. Better transportation is a key to economic development, job growth and better quality of life.

At the same time, residents are struggling. They have been asked to pay increasingly more in taxes while services have been cut. The state keeps taking more, and providing less.

Connecticut has to change. Creating a new way to tax people through tolls is not the answer. Connecticut needs to prioritize.

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Rep. McCarty Celebrates Millstone Agreement after Years of Staunch Advocacy

Posted on April 16, 2019 by admin


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WATERFORD — Since being elected into office, State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) has truly fought tirelessly organizing informational meetings, circulating legislative petitions, writing letters to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and educating fellow legislators about the importance of protecting Millstone from a premature closing. Such a retirement would have jeopardized 1,500 Connecticut jobs, approximately 30 million dollars to Waterford’s tax base, and increased energy and capacity costs by approximately $8 billion. Therefore, at a press conference held yesterday at the facility, Rep. McCarty joined Millstone and other government officials – including Governor Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes – in celebrating the recently settled contract that keeps Millstone open for at least another 10 years.

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Rep. McCarty Named Legislative Champion for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Posted on March 26, 2019 by admin


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HARTFORD — State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) was recently named a “Legislative Champion for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services’ Council on Developmental Disabilities’ (DDS) first legislative breakfast in Hartford.

Only four individuals, including Rep. McCarty, from the Legislature received this award. It recognizes their staunch advocacy for family members of individuals with disabilities.

“I am so honored to receive this recognition,” said Rep. McCarty, who has also received leadership awards from the Eastern Connecticut Regional Mental Health Board for her hard work and dedication to closing the gaps in mental health services across the state. “I understand the hardships that Connecticut residents face when advocating for care for their loved ones with disabilities. I will continue doing my best to increase access to quality care for all.”

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Area Legislators Applaud Dominion, Eversource and United Illuminating Agreement

Posted on March 20, 2019 by admin


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Reps. Kathleen McCarty, Holly Cheeseman and Sen. Paul Formica applauded an announcement made by Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes on Friday, March 15th that Dominion Energy and Connecticut’s two electric utility companies, Eversource and United Illuminating (UI), have reached an agreement to retain the Dominion-owned Millstone nuclear facility, which the legislators explained is good news for the state’s environment, economy,

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