Sen. Fasano and Rep. Yaccarino are both long-time advocates for individuals who suffer from rare diseases and have worked on legislation to raise awareness and help people access treatment and research.
In voting to override the governor’s veto, Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano and fellow state lawmakers are now able to restore funding for the current fiscal year to over 100,000 seniors and disabled individuals.
Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement in response to Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of the bipartisan bill that restores funding for the Medicare Savings Program in the current fiscal year.
MSP is a Medicaid program that helps seniors and the disabled pay for Medicare co-insurance, deductibles and premiums. Connecticut was one of five states whose income eligibility limits exceeded the federal minimum level.
Representative Yaccarino currently serves as the top ranking House Republican on the Commerce Committee and is also a member of the Environment Committee and the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.
Sen. Fasano also presented Vinnie Penn with a citation, introduced by him and State Senator George Logan (R-Ansonia), recognizing two decades of service running the Stuff-A-Bus fundraiser and raising awareness for hunger throughout our state.