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Rep. McCarty Celebrates Millstone Agreement after Years of Staunch Advocacy

Posted on April 16, 2019 by admin


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. Read More

Rep. McCarty Named Legislative Champion for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Posted on March 26, 2019 by admin


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


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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