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April 10, 2014
SEXUAL ASSAULT AND VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS BILL INTRODUCED
BY REP. WILLIS PASSES IN THE HOUSE

Passed in the state House of Representatives unanimously Thursday by a vote of 144-0. READ MORE
April 3, 2014
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CT'S HISTORIC GUN SAFETY LAW
We proved to the country last year in an historic vote that effective, common sense gun safety laws can be passed in a bipartisan manner. We are already beginning to see the positive impact this legislation is having, including keeping guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them. Ultimately, to truly reduce gun violence in this country we need Congress to act, and I encourage them to use our legislation as a model. READ MORE
April 1, 2014
ACCESS HEALTH CT DOUBLES THEIR GOAL
Congratulations to Access Health CT for enrolling 200,000 people in health insurance plans – twice as many as their original goal! We're proud that Connecticut has set the standard for successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment starts November 15 to get coverage in 2015.

Speaker Sharkey
March 26, 2014
RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE
We passed SB 32 which will raise the minimum wage to $9.14 in 2015, $9.60 in 2016, and to $10.10 per hour in 2017. Connecticut is the first state in the country to pass a bill raising the wage to the Federal goal of $10.10. READ MORE
February 21, 2014
THE PASSING OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE ELAINE O'BRIEN

It is with great sorrow that I share the news that Representative Elaine O'Brien has passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Elaine served the 61st District and the entire State of Connecticut with great distinction fighting for the needs of all of our citizens. Elaine was a great friend to all of us, her beautiful smile and great sense of humor will be missed. Our condolences go out to her husband Justin, her children, and her entire family. -Brendan Sharkey, Speaker of the House
February 19, 2014
SPEAKER TO PUSH FOR REPEAL OF KENO GAMBLING
Projected revenues from new lottery-type game not needed. READ MORE
Speaker Sharkey
February 11, 2014
LEGISLATIVE SESSION OPENS, GOVERNOR SETS POSITIVE TONE FOR CONNECTICUT'S FUTURE
A mid-winter storm delivered by Mother Nature may have caused a one day delay in the February 5 opening of the 2014 session of the General Assembly and the Governor's state of the state address, but the legislature is in full swing now and ready to act on a variety of proposals aimed at improving the quality of life for all Connecticut residents.
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January 31, 2014
DEMOCRATS' 2014 AGENDA INCLUDES SENIORS QUALITY OF LIFE PROPOSALS
Enhancing the quality of life for Connecticut's seniors through a variety of programmatic, consumer protection, and privacy proposals will be a top priority for Democrats during the upcoming 2014 legislative session, which convenes February 5. READ MORE

Speaker Sharkey
January 17, 2014
JOB CREATION, BETTER BUSINESS CLIMATE TOP AGENDA
As our economy continues to recover, it is critical that we keep up our efforts to encourage an economic climate that allows business to grow and create new jobs. READ MORE
January 8, 2014
RAISING MINIMUM WAGE HELPS FAMILIES, GOOD FOR ECONOMY
One of the most important new laws that took effect last week, is a long overdue increase in the state's minimum wage. Beginning January 1, Connecticut's minimum wage increased from $8.25 per hour to $8.70. It will increase again on January 1, 2015 to $9.00. READ MORE
December 19, 2013
CAPITOL PITCHES IN FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
Hundreds of items arrived at the Rocky Hill Veterans Home in time for Christmas...the donations are part of the 11th annual State Capitol Secret Santa Collection for the state Veterans Home and Hospital.
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