State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky has been making the rounds in Newtown in recent months, speaking with a variety of local groups on what the decisions made during the state legislature's 2013 session means for Newtowners.
On Monday night, Bolinsky appeared at the Newtown Rotary Dinner to cover a variety of topics stemming from the the last session, including the budget and the state's reaction to the Dec. 14 shooting.
"I represent you, Newtown," he told rotary club members. "I will fight to make sure Newtown gets its voice heard in Hartford."
He also focused on the message that "the government cannot be allowed to tax without consequence," and stressed the importance of government running more business-like during the upcoming session.
The freshman Senator spearheaded a number of successful measures during his first legislative season. Elected just weeks before the Dec. 14 shooting, he promised Newtown he would fight for support from Hartford to aid Newtown's recovery. On the last day of the legislative session, the state proposed a $50 million bond to allow construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.