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Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato and Colleagues Request Financial Assistance for Essential Caregivers

Posted on February 22, 2022


HARTFORD – In an effort to bring more attention to the financial need of the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-Bristol), William A. Petit Jr. (R-Plainville), Whit Betts (R-Bristol), and Holly Cheeseman (R-East Lyme) submitted a request to DSS Commissioner, Deidre S. Gifford, and OPM Secretary, Melissa McCaw, to assist Essential Caregivers by closing a gap in their reimbursement.

In their letter, the lawmakers request the DSS commissioner and

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Informational Hearing on the Continuation of Emergency Declarations and Limited Executive Orders

Posted on February 7, 2022


Take this chance before the start of the legislative session to have your say about the governor’s executive orders. Speakers invited to this virtual hearing include both state’s commissioners on Public Health and Education, and representatives from the governor’s office are expected to participate too.

Registration will close on Monday, February 7 at 3:00 P.M. Speaker order of approved registrants will be listed in a randomized order and posted on the CGA Website Calendar under the event on Monday,

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Assistance with Unclaimed Property

Posted on February 1, 2022


After numerous calls for change from House Republicans, the Office of the Treasurer has agreed to make it easier for people to reclaim their lost property from state control. Millions in unclaimed assets from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks or abandoned stocks and bonds, as well as unclaimed proceeds from life insurance policies winds up with the State of Connecticut.

In 2019, my colleagues Rep. Lezyle Zupkus, Mike France and I sponsored HB-5709, An Act Requiring Additional Notification

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2022 Legislative Survey Results

Posted on January 19, 2022


A couple of weeks ago, I sent out a survey asking for your feedback on important issues facing our state. It is expected many of these will carry over into the 2022 legislative session that begins on February 9th.

Thank you to everyone who provided me with some feedback, your responses are greatly appreciated.


What should be the legislature’s top priority in 2022? (results below)

When members of the legislature make budgetary adjustments this spring, which of these issues are important to

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Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Betts, and Fishbein to Host Juvenile Justice Forum in Bristol

Posted on October 28, 2021


BRISTOL – Responding to the concerns of residents statewide who are alarmed by the rise in juvenile crime, most especially the rampant increase in incidents involving the theft of motor vehicles, State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78), and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) will hold a Juvenile Justice Forum on Wednesday, November 10 at the Bristol Public Library.

Despite assurances from legislative Democrats that violent

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