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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House Republicans Hold News Conference on Forced School Regionalization Bills

Posted on March 5, 2019 by admin


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House Republican legislators at a Friday news conference joined Connecticut residents in opposing legislative proposals aimed at forced school regionalization.

The event at the Legislative Office Building preceded an Education Committee public hearing on bills (S.B.457, S.B. 738, S.B. 874) concerning the topic. Republican lawmakers echoed the concerns of parents, educators, school administrators and local officials who descended on the Capitol for the hearing.

“These bills have hit a nerve, and opposition

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Rehabilitation of Bridge Number 00255, I-395 over Route 85 in Waterford

Posted on February 27, 2019 by admin


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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is announcing that construction work will begin for the rehabilitation of Bridge 00255 carrying Interstate 395 over Route 85 in Waterford.

The project involves superstructure steel repairs, replacement of the existing two-span deck carrying I-395 over Route 85, as well as bridge bearing replacement and other associated rehabilitation work. Precast deck panels will be installed and cast-in-place parapets and a deck membrane will be installed to

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School Regionalization Public Hearing

Posted on February 26, 2019 by admin


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On Friday, March 1 at 1:00 pm in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building there will be an Education Committee Public Hearing on the school regionalization bills.

Testifying in Person

You may sign up to speak at the hearing starting at 10:00 am in the lobby of the Legislative

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School Regionalization Public Hearing

Posted on February 25, 2019 by admin


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On Friday, March 1 at 1:00 pm in Room 2E of the Legislative Office Building there will be an Education Committee Public Hearing on the school regionalization bills.

Testifying in Person

You may sign up to speak at the hearing starting at 10:00 am in the lobby of the Legislative

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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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Rep. McCarty Focuses on Support for Seniors and Mental Health Care Services

Posted on February 5, 2019 by admin


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Proposes New Public Health /Public Safety Legislation to the General Assembly

HARTFORD —State Representative Kathleen McCarty (R-38), member of the legislative Public Health Committee, has submitted numerous bill proposals this year that protect seniors and enhance mental health care services.

“As a legislator who has had to face many challenges in caring for an elderly loved one, I am familiar with many of the issues impacting the quality of life, safety and protection of our elderly persons,” said Rep. McCarty. “Every elderly person is entitled to live a high-quality life, whether it be in a long-term care facility or in home care. It is absolutely necessary that our seniors receive the highest standard of health care and services in both public and private programs.”  

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Soroptimist Career Night at East Lyme High School

Posted on February 4, 2019 by admin


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This Thursday, February 7th, East Lyme High School is hosting a Dream It, Be It Career Support for Girls Night with Soroptimist International from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Soroptimist International is a federation that offers social and economic empowerment programs to women and girls; striving to ensure that they will always have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.

I will be participating in the event, and look forward to speaking with my young constituents

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