Michelle Cook
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4044
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Michelle.Cook@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
499 Charles Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Current News & Issues

Rep Cook
July 1, 2015
REP. COOK BRINGS HOME FUNDING FOR LOCAL HOSPITAL AND TECH SCHOOL
Oliver Wolcott Technical High School will receive $153 million in state funding for a new high school building and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital will receive an additional $3 million. Both measures were adopted as part of the legislature’s recent budget adjustments. READ MORE
Rep Cook
June 15, 2015
CAR TAX SAVINGS FOR TORRINGTON RESIDENTS
Rep. Cook is pleased that Torrington residents can expect to see lower car taxes in the coming years. The car tax has been one of the most regressive taxes in the state of Connecticut, with Torrington car-owners currently paying 45.75 mills on their car taxes. A new statewide car tax mill rate cap will save Torrington families hundreds of dollars each year. READ MORE
Rep Cook
April 30, 2015
REP. COOK HOSTS GIRL SCOUT DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Rep. Cook was happy to host Girl Scout Day at the Capitol and be named an Honorary Girl Scout. “I met so many inspiring and motivated young women today who have immensely bright futures ahead of them,” said Rep. Cook. READ MORE
April 27, 2015
REP. COOK TALKS PROTECTING STATE SERVICES, REGIONALISM, AND BUSINESS ON MEET THE LEADERS
Rep. Cook talked with Cablevision’s David Smith on Meet the Leaders on April 22nd. They discussed many topics including increasing regional efficiencies, attracting businesses to Connecticut, the state budget, and protecting essential state services. WATCH THE VIDEO
Rep Cook
April 16, 2015
REP. COOK STANDS UP FOR CHILDREN AND CHILDCARE WORKERS AT CT EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVOCACY DAY
Rep. Cook was glad to have the opportunity to speak at Early Childhood Advocacy Day at the Capitol today and meet with people from the Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative and Torrington’s People Empowering People (PEP) Program. Studies show time and time again that early childhood education has a tremendous impact on how our kids grow and learn throughout childhood. Protecting early childhood education and ensuring that childcare professionals are being adequately compensated continues to be a top priority for Rep. Cook. READ MORE
Rep Cook
March 6, 2015
REP. COOK BACKS FIREFIGHTER COMPENSATION BILL AT WATERBURY FIREHOUSE
Rep. Cook attended a press conference at the Waterville Firehouse in Waterbury in support of HB 5871, which she introduced. The bill would ensure adequate workers’ compensation for current and former firefighters who suffer from certain diseases as a result of the selfless work they do to protect the public. READ MORE
February 25, 2015
REP. COOK INTERVIEWED ON MEET THE LEADERS
Rep. Cook talked with Jeff Zeiner about a number of state and local issues following Governor Malloy’s budget address. Watch the video.
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