Legislation & Influence
As a Republican Assistant Leader and a long-serving member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, Education Committee and Aging Committee, Mitch has oversight over many high-impact matters in Hartford. This, and his unassuming way of working both sides of the aisle, have built him a reputation as a reliable partner in all other legislative business. His results speak for themselves and his productivity for Newtown is impressive.
For a "Short Session", 2020 is looking to be a busy legislative year with many important bills introduced or co-sponsored by Rep. Bolinsky. Of note is the diversity of his legislation, from local and cottage bills requested by constituents, to statewide educational enhancements and even nationally-scoped life-saving initiatives.
From fighting tolls & the constant onslaught of nuisance taxes & fees from two insatiable governors and majorities, to defending Newtown's "Fair-Share" for our Schools and Municipal Revenue Sharing Entitlements, Mitch is always on point for us. He's a strong voice in Initiatives including Special-Education, Aging, Mental Health, Fair Employment, Budget Policy, Veteran's Issues, Manufacturing Apprenticeships and so much more.
Rep. Bolinsky covers the alphabet and, again, expects a successful year working for our district; our community; its families, schools & employers.
Here's a look at some of his work, with hyperlinks to specific legislation: