Posted on July 27, 2022
The number one priority for the legislature this past session was to address the mental and behavioral needs of our students and children. Students are experiencing increased depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicidal ideation now more than ever before, while at the same time our school districts are facing a critical shortage of mental health professionals. Families continue to struggle to find critical mental health services for their children.
One important measure the legislature passed this session…
Posted on July 27, 2022
The popular “Connecticut Summer at the Museum” program has returned for the 2022 summer season, which enables Connecticut children to receive FREE ADMISSION at more than 130 museums across the state during the summer months.
Originally established in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is a way of providing children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. It is funded by money Connecticut received from the federal government under the American Rescue Plan Act…
Posted on July 20, 2022
With hot temperatures here for the summer it’s important to be prepared, and that includes making sure your pets are safe, too. The American Red Cross has the following tips on keeping pets safe, but essentially treat your pets the same as you treat yourself:
Posted on July 15, 2022
At the conclusion of each legislative session, the non-partisan Office of Legislative Research compiles reports on public acts organized by topics. These reports include various topics such as “Acts Affecting Seniors,” “Acts Affecting Education,” “Acts Affecting Business and Jobs,” and much more.
Follow the link below to access the full range of reports: https://www.cga.ct.gov/olr/actsaffecting.asp
Posted on July 14, 2022
The Connecticut Insurance Department is considering substantial proposed rate increases for individual and small group (for employers with 50 or fewer workers) insurance markets. The average of the proposed rate increases is 20% which is well above what I consider reasonable, especially with inflation and high prices already taking too much money out of your wallet.
Nine health insurance providers covering approximately 206,000 people have filed for increases. The filings are for both the state-sponsored…
Posted on June 30, 2022
I wanted to make you aware of new policies affecting Connecticut taxpayers and businesses that take effect on July 1st, 2022.
This year, several important measures that may impact you, your family or your business become law, including:
Posted on June 6, 2022
New Online Application Available for Heating and Water Assistance, Deadline Extended for 2021-2022 Season
The state recently launched a new online application for heating and water assistance programs that help income-eligible Connecticut families pay their utility bills. Eligible residents can now apply for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) through a joint online application that is available at ct.gov/heatinghelp/apply.…
Posted on June 1, 2022
Beginning today, June 1st, Connecticut families can apply for a newly available child tax rebate. Qualified families can receive a one-time credit of $250 per child, up to $750.
The CT Department of Revenue Services is now accepting applications. In order to receive the credit, you must apply online.
To be eligible for this rebate you must meet all of the following requirements:
Posted on May 19, 2022
During an event at Town Hall Friday evening, Waterford’s Fatima Perez was recognized for her unwavering support and advocacy that was instrumental in making May 13th Xeroderma Pigmentosum Awareness Day in Connecticut.
Xeroderma Pigmentosum is a rare, inherited genetic disorder characterized by an extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet rays of the sun. State Rep. McCarty introduced the original legislation during the 2021 session after being made aware of the disease by Ms. Perez. Through her tireless…
Posted on May 10, 2022
State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38) announced she will be holding office hours to meet with constituents and answer their questions about state government and the recently ended legislative session.
“I look forward to meeting with my Waterford and Montville neighbors to talk about the important legislation we passed during the last session and listening to their ideas on how to make our state even better,” Rep. McCarty said.
Office Hours with State Rep. Kathleen McCarty
Thursday, May 26th