February 6, 2018
The Democratic Values Agenda
Democrats in the General Assembly today released a joint Democratic Values Agenda for the 2018 legislative session. The ambitious agenda focuses on supporting the middle class and creating economic opportunities for everyone; opening access to education; protecting women’s health care; keeping Connecticut residents healthy; supporting Connecticut’s hospitals; and preserving our democracy. READ MORE


February 5, 2018
A Statement on the Upcoming Session
“It is helpful to know the governor’s budget ideas early. The reality is that starting Wednesday the legislature takes over, and we all know some of those ideas will likely survive and many won’t. I try to be careful not to dismiss any proposals out of hand, as the budget challenges ahead require that all options be considered by all parties as we move forward to build consensus over the next three months.”
- Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington)


November 8, 2017
The Mistake in the Budget on Administering the Renter Rebate Program
“The error in the recently-passed budget that prevented appropriated funding for the renter rebate program to be distributed as scheduled was a mistake, and I apologize for not catching it. Fortunately we are still in session, and after reaching out to the other caucuses and the governor, everyone is in agreement to fix the problem in an expedited, bipartisan manner.”
- Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington)


October 31, 2017
Budget Compromise Signed into Law
Following months of negotiations, the Connecticut Legislature overwhelmingly approving a bipartisan budget that will end our state’s budget stalemate and the fear and uncertainty that having no budget has created for our municipalities, businesses and social service providers. Today, Governor Malloy signed it into law. READ MORE

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