Mary Mushinsky
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4038
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Mary.Mushinsky@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
188 South Cherry Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 269-8378

Current News & Issues

May 19, 2015
REP. MUSHINSKY LAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF BILL TO SUPPORT DISABLED INDIVIDUALS
Rep. Mushinsky applauded House passage of a measure, H.B. 6738, The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) that will support caregiving individuals and families by allowing tax free savings for their housing and education needs. “The aim of this legislation is to help families support a family member with a disability, such as autism, without the fear of losing assistance,” Rep. Mushinsky said. “This way, disabled people may be supported without shifting additional burdens onto caregivers they may not be able to meet.” READ MORE

May 18, 2015
REP. MUSHINSKY WELCOMES STATE FUNDING FOR PRE-K
Wallingford legislators Rep. Mushinsky and Fritz welcomed a $150,000 state grant that will help Wallingford with classroom furniture and playground, instructional and technology equipment. “Early childhood education is a critical component of a strong academic foundation,” Rep. Mushinsky said. “I am pleased the governor is prioritizing this program and moving it forward. Investing in education is a very smart choice and I am happy to support this initiative.” READ MORE

February 25, 2015
REP. MARY MUSHINSKY SUPPORTS RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR REVERSE MORTGAGES TO PROTECT SENIORS

Rep. Mary Mushinsky testified before the legislature’s Banks Committee to support the recommendations of the Task Force on Reverse Mortgages, HB 5651, which has been raised as a committee bill. In her testimony, she said, “This is my third year trying to pass a bill to protect CT seniors from being harmed by reverse mortgages to avoid the horror stories of other states. The most difficult scenario: the surviving spouse is evicted from their own home after not comprehending the risks that the older (now deceased) spouse agreed to when he signed the reverse mortgage. The trigger for eviction is often the surviving spouse failing to pay the property taxes on time.” READ MORE

February 3, 2015
REP. MUSHINSKY APPEARS ON FOX CT, THE REAL STORY, TO TALK ABOUT DRONES
Rep. Mary Mushinsky, Ranking Member of the Program, Review and Investigations Committee was invited to talk about drones with The Real Story hosts, Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi on Fox CT. Please click on the links below to view the show.

The Real Story - Drones Part 1
The Real Story - Drones Part 2

January 30, 2015
REP. MUSHINSKY TALKS DRONES ON FOX CT THE REAL STORY ON SUNDAY
Rep. Mary Mushinsky will be joining Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi hosts of Fox CT’s The Real Story Show on Sunday at 10:00am for a discussion about drones and the importance to address this issue through legislation. Last December, the Program Review and Investigations Committee presented a number of recommendations during a legislative meeting, based on a study authorized in June 2014 focusing on current and potential drone use regulation in the state. READ MORE

January 12, 2015
REP. MUSHINSKY WELCOMES STATE FUNDING FOR WALLINGFORD
Wallingford State Representatives Mary Mushinsky and Mary Fritz welcomed funding approved by the State Bond Commission that will help local projects with expansion plans and job growth. E-J Electric T&D, LLC will receive a $4 million loan that will help them with a new facility and creating more than 100 jobs. Another funding allocation of $275,000 will go to the Center Street Cemetery to assist with construction of a new equipment garage and office building. READ MORE

January 7, 2015
CONNECTICUT LAWMAKERS CONSIDER LIMITS ON DRONE USE
State Rep. Mary Mushinsky discusses limits on drone use, a topic that will be addressed during the 2015 Legislative Session. In December, the Program Review and Investigations Committee recommended limiting drone use for law enforcement. The next step is reviewing existing laws to see if amendments are needed as drones become more widely available to average people. “The reason for all of this is because they’re becoming very cheap and anyone can buy them now,” said state Rep. Mary Mushinsky, D-Wallingford. “...Theoretically you can attach things to them, so we’ll also tweak some of the other state statutes.”
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September 9, 2014
OLDER WORKERS ROUNDTABLE
Rep. Mushinsky attended this event co-hosted by Connecticut's Legislative Commission on Aging and the US Department of Labor, Women's Bureau. SUMMARY | Public Act 14-225

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