Rep. Rebimbas, Sen. Logan Recognized by CT Associated Builders/Contractors as Co-Legislators of the Year

Posted on October 26, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) and Sen. George Logan (R- Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge) were recognized as Co-Legislators of the Year by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut at their annual Excellence in Construction awards dinner on Thursday, October 25th at the Aqua Turf.

Chris Fryxell, President of CT ABC, said the two lawmakers were recognized due in part to their work in Hartford to advance the cause of commercial building. Rep. Rebimbas and Sen. Logan are supportive of legislation to improve the state’s economic climate, and help streamline regulations that unnecessarily drive up costs and inhibit the ability of contractors to perform work.

“The construction industry was hit particularly hard by the Great Recession and has faced challenges in the years since,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Connecticut’s fiscal situation is deteriorating and its economy is stagnant, which in turn has hurt our builders and contractors. We must make this state a better option for businesses and residents so our construction industry and commercial real estate market can fully recover as well. I am thankful for this recognition from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut, and I want them to know they can always count on my support.”

“It is time to rebuild Connecticut!” Sen. Logan said. “That’s CT ABC’s slogan and it’s worth repeating. CT ABC represents 21,000 members in commercial and industrial construction. 21,000 members who support pro-growth policies. 21,000 members who love this state and want to improve the quality of life for everyone. 21,000 who are supporting future generations through apprenticeships. I view my role as a support role. How can I, as a lawmaker, help CT ABC grow and thrive? How can I, as a lawmaker, help cut through obstacles to growth and needless red tape? It is an honor to serve.  We are all in this together. We support each other. And as long as I am in public service, I will never stop being a strong advocate for Connecticut’s construction industry. I am humbled and honored to receive this award along with my good friend and colleague, Rep. Rebimbas.”

 

Rep. Rebimbas Received The Children’s Law Center Award

Posted on October 17, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) was recognized by the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut at their annual meeting on October 16th and was presented with their Superhero Award. The recognition was for Rep. Rebimbas’ continued advocacy on behalf of Connecticut’s children and the organization. The Children’s Law Center is also celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.

“One of the most rewarding parts of my job both in law and in public service is the opportunity to help children and families in need,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “There are thousands of minors throughout the state caught in the middle of domestic disputes, unable to defend and advocate for themselves. I am very grateful for this recognition, but I accept the award knowing that our work on behalf of Connecticut’s most vulnerable is ongoing. As long as I continue serving as state representative, I will fight for legislation in support of this great cause and will fight equally hard to stop legislation undermining these efforts.”

The Children’s Law Center of Connecticut provides legal resources and services to children and families in crisis. There is no cost to low-income families.  The organization represents cases of abuse, neglect, and family conflict such as divorces and custody battles. Their services include legal representation in court, mediation, a law line, legislative advocacy and training for professionals.

The center has chosen to recognize Rep. Rebimbas because of her support for pro-child legislation, and her defense of the organization and its mission.

Rep. Rebimbas Receives Capitol Caregiver Award

Posted on August 9, 2018 by admin


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HARTFORD – State Representative Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) received the AARP 2017 Capitol Caregiver Award on August 7th, 2018 for her advocacy for caregivers across Connecticut. Rep. Rebimbas was also an honoree in 2015.

The award is given to legislators who have advocated on behalf of caregivers, understand the obstacles faced by professionals and family members, and those who have provided them with the support they need. Legislative efforts aim to increase usage of telehealth services, provide more training opportunities for family members, advocate for better family leave policies, and protect and expand access to in-home care, among other initiatives.

“Caring for a loved one who is ill can present major challenges for family members,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “It can be both a financial burden, as well as an emotional one, and I want to make sure the legislature is lending its full support to these selfless individuals.”

Rep. Rebimbas was selected because of her passion for helping those caring for elderly family members and for her cosponsoring of Senate Bill 976, An Act Concerning Conservator Accountability, which eventually became Public Act 17-7 after passing both chambers unanimously. This legislation provides court appointed caregivers with the power to manage a loved one’s healthcare and financial affairs, while subjecting such accounts to random audits to increase transparency and protect the patient.