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December 9, 2014
HOUSE DEMS ANNOUNCE NEW LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND TOP DEPUTIES
“Our chairs bring invaluable experience to their leadership responsibilities, and the necessary enthusiasm and interest for the issues that come before them, that will help ensure their committees are prepared to act in a judicious and timely manner,” Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey said.
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November 24, 2014
ANOTHER ACCESS HEALTH CT SUCCESS STORY:
Record numbers of CT residents signed up for health insurance during the first week of open enrollment
As the CT Mirror reports, Access Health CT's second open enrollment period had a very successful launch. More than 11,000 CT residents have signed up for health insurance since November 15.
READ THE CT MIRROR STORY

November 11, 2014
2014 LEGISLATION SUPPORTING VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS
As we prepare to mark Veteran's Day, we want to share information about bills we passed last session to better serve those who have served our country so well. READ MORE
Rep. Cathie Abercrombie
October 28, 2014
ACCESS HEALTH CT OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2015 BEGINS NOVEMBER 15
If you or someone you know needs health insurance, take note: Open enrollment for 2015 health care coverage through Access Health CT begins November 15.  The enrollment period is shorter this time and only lasts 3 months, through February 15 2015. How to enroll.
Rep. Cathie Abercrombie
October 15, 2014
PARENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE ALUM REP CATHIE ABERCROMBIE OPENS THE ORGANIZATION’S FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) held its first annual conference at the Capitol last week. PLTI provides workshops and training for parents to become effective advocates for the needs of their children during the legislative process and to develop civic leadership skills. Through PLTI, more than 1,600 parents across the state have brought their passion and ideas to leadership roles in Parent Teacher Organizations, Boards of Education, City Councils and even the Connecticut General Assembly where PLTI graduates Catherine Abercrombie and Hilda Santiago serve as State Reps. READ MORE
October 1, 2014
NEW LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST
Many new laws we passed last session are taking effect today, including acts to stop robo calls and add texts to the Do-Not-Call List, to require gas stations to disclose whether debit cards are charged to the cash or credit price, to provide property tax relief to seniors, to prevent animal cruelty, and to protect “vulnerable users,” such as pedestrians and highway workers, on our streets and highways. READ MORE
September 26, 2014
TASK FORCE BEGINS STUDY OF CONNECTICUT TAX STRUCTURE
A select group of people who work with the tax code in a diverse number of ways will hold an organizational meeting Monday to begin a comprehensive study of the state and municipal tax structure. READ MORE
September 17, 2014
128 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL ARCH
September 17, 2014 marked the 128th Anniversary of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch. READ MORE
August 27, 2014
NEW PROGRAM AIMS TO HELP THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED GET BACK TO WORK
Connecticut’s long-term unemployed will soon be able to take advantage of a dynamic new re-employment program. READ MORE
August 18, 2014
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATORS RECOGNIZED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
Many of our legislators were recently recognized by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for their 2014 leadership on environmental issues. READ MORE
July 28, 2014
WATER PLANNING LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW
What began as the first ever water summit led by Rep. Hampton in opposition to Farmington River water diversion, evolved into the historic water planning council bill. READ MORE
Rocky Neck State Park
July 24, 2014
VISIT A FARMERS' MARKET THIS SUMMER
For a list of farmers' markets near you, check out Connecticut's Department of Agriculture website.
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