Newtown Legislators Collect Pet Food for Local Furry Friends

Posted on March 10, 2022

NEWTOWN – In what can only be described as a successful drive, State Reps. Tony Scott (R-112) and Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) along with State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) joined the monthly FAITH Food Pantry for a cat and dog food drive behind St. Rose Church.

During tough economic times, especially with the rising cost of human and pet food, and other essential goods due to high inflation, pet owners are being forced to choose on whether to buy food for themselves or their pet.

Rep. Mitch Bolinsky said,

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In effort to make Connecticut more accessible for drivers, Rep. Tony Scott testifies during public hearing on H.B. 5366

Posted on March 9, 2022

Imagine being told as a teenager that, even though you had the ability, you weren’t allowed to drive a car. It’s such an important part of a young person’s development. Think about the loss of freedom and the inability to connect with friends, travel to college or get a job.

Sandra Gabriel-Busa and her son Max have just that issue, but it’s one that I’m trying to help them, and many others, solve.

Today, I had the opportunity to testify before the Transportation Committee on behalf of H.B. 5366 titled

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Changes to mask policies for students and childcare centers

Posted on February 23, 2022

As you may have heard, the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Connecticut State Department of Education have updated their mask guidance for pre-K through 12th grade students. They have offered the following documents for schools:

The first guidance document assists schools with transitioning to a model for COVID-19 management that aligns with the state’s public health approach to the routine management of respiratory viral diseases.

The second document includes questions to consider

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House Republicans share plans for improving public safety and making Connecticut more affordable

Posted on February 17, 2022

My fellow House Republicans have shared our plan for the 2022 Legislative Session to focus on restoring public safety, establishing good-faith government practices, making life more affordable, ensuring educational resources are available to all students and addressing the needs of Connecticut’s businesses.

That plan addresses the needs of families, tax relief and providing more transparency within government. It also enacts measures to protect children from the potential harmful effects that social

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Results from the 2022 Legislative Survey

Posted on February 9, 2022

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to my recent legislative survey. You were generous with your time and your comments provided thoughtful insight to our state’s critical issues. As we begin the 2022 legislative session today, I wanted to share with you some of those responses.

The results should be no surprise to the people of our state who have felt the increasing burden of higher and higher taxes.

Many of you said you are facing increases in the cost of living, while Connecticut

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You may be owed money by the State of Connecticut

Posted on February 3, 2022

HARTFORD – 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.

Anyone can search the list by clicking on this link, which serves as an online database for the

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State Representatives Scott and Bolinsky Hosting Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Training

Posted on January 27, 2022

State Representatives Tony Scott (R-112) and Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) will be co-hosting with the American Red Cross a virtual Red Cross Emergency Preparedness training class on February 1.

The state representatives of Newtown and Monroe are partnering with the American Red Cross to provide this virtual training, which will detail easy-to-do steps in advance of an emergency to ensure you can withstand a crisis safely with minimal discomfort.

The training will occur on Feb. 1st at 6:30 p.m.

To participate

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Newtown Legislators to Hold Juvenile Justice Forum

Posted on January 12, 2022

NEWTOWN – Responding to the concerns of residents statewide who are alarmed by the rise in juvenile crime, including a rampant increase in incidents involving the theft of motor vehicles, State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Tony Scott (R-112) and State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) along with attorney and Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee State Representative Craig Fishbein (R-90) will be hosting a Juvenile Justice Forum on Monday January 24th at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom to engage the public

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Rep. Scott blasts Governor Lamont’s failure to secure COVID-19 test kits before announcing their distribution

Posted on December 30, 2021

Distribution of thousands of COVID-19 testing kits was scheduled to begin Thursday in Monroe, but because of Governor Lamont’s failure to secure those kits, that will no longer occur. In a previous statement on Monday, the governor said that the state would distribute millions of the kits to Connecticut’s municipalities, but offered them no guidance on how the kits should be given out to residents. Leaders of those towns, such as Monroe, were left scrambling to coordinate the logistics within only

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State Rep. Scott earns 100 percent voting record for 2021

Posted on December 28, 2021

I’m proud of a 100 percent voting record since I took office in April.

Being at the Capitol to take part in vital legislation is why voters granted me the opportunity to represent them and it should be the expectation that their elected officials carry out that duty.

I plan on maintaining that perfect record when we go back into session, which begins on Feb. 9.

For an overview of 2021 Legislation: