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

February 8, 2016
THE QUINNIPIAC LINEAR TRAIL BRIDGE MOVING FORWARD
I am pleased to see this important project moving forward that will provide expanded access without having to rely on motorized transport. READ MORE

May 19, 2015
LYMAN HALL ATHLETIC FIELDS GET GRANT
The State Bond Commission approved $250,000 in funds for Wallingford’s Lyman Hall High School  to repair and improve their athletic fields. As Lyman Hall and the Board of Education have worked hard to repair and improve the substandard athletic fields, it is very helpful that the state is also willing to contribute a portion of the cost. Everyone shares an interest in protecting our student athletes.  I thank Governor Malloy for prioritizing this project and Rep. Mary Fritz for her willingness to allow the repurposing of an unused grant-in-aid so that legislators could redirect bond funds to Lyman Hall. READ MORE

September 25, 2015
REP. MARY MUSHINSKY HONORED BY NATIONAL SIERRA CLUB
Rep. Mushinsky was one of two recipients to receive the national Sierra Club’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award, for her for her long-term commitment to conservation. The Sierra Club awards committee selected 24 leaders from around the world for their annual awards ceremony, held Sept. 12 at the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco. The Connecticut chapter endorsed Mushinsky’s nomination with 60 letters of recommendation from environmental leaders and government officials. Mushinsky said, “I do this work for the sheer love of it. But it is nice to be honored by this long-standing and respected environmental advocacy group.” READ MORE | READ THE RECORD JOURNAL STORY

June 8, 2015
REP. MUSHINSKY BACKS BIENNIAL BUDGET PACKAGE
Rep. Mary Mushinsky supported a budget package that begins lifting the property tax burden for Connecticut residents. Facing projected deficits over the next two years, the legislature cut over a billion dollars from the current services budget, however, the budget also ensures significant investments in the state’s transportation infrastructure, including improvements to roads, bridges and rail. READ MORE

May 19, 2015
REP. MUSHINSKY LAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF BILL TO SUPPORT DISABLED INDIVIDUALS
Rep. Mushinsky applauded House passage of a measure, HB 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

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