Catherine Abercrombie
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 2002
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8500 | 1-800-842-1902
Catherine.Abercrombie@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
64 Parker Avenue
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 634-8770

Current News & Issues

January 15, 2016
BROWNFIELD FUNDING WELCOMING NEWS
The governor just announced that Meriden will be awarded a $100,000 grant to develop plans for remediating and developing clusters of brownfield sites. I am pleased to see this initiative moving forward as we are laying the ground work for a cleaner environment and improving the quality of life in Meriden. READ THE PRESS RELEASE

November 12, 2015
TIME TO ENROLL FOR HEALTH CARE INSURANCE
Open enrollment for health insurance through Access Health CT began and runs through Jan. 31st, 2016. READ MORE

October 13, 2015
REP. ABERCROMBIE APPEARS ON FOX CT THE REAL STORY
On October 11, Rep. Abercrombie was invited to Fox CT’s The Real Story to discuss Governor Malloy’s budget cuts and their impact on human services providers and families. Kathleen Flaherty, Executive Director of the CT Legal Rights Project, was also a guest on the show and they had a healthy discussion with the show host, Jenn Bernstein. READ MORE


September 30, 2015
CT EARLY CHILDHOOD ALLIANCE NAMES 2015 CHILDREN’S CHAMPIONS RECIPIENTS
Rep. Abercrombie is happy to have been named Children’s Champion by Connecticut’s Early Childhood Alliance. Every year, the Alliance recognizes legislators who worked closely with early childhood advocates to shape legislation that impacts the well-being of Connecticut’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, nutrition and safety. READ MORE | MY RECORD JOURNAL

September 25, 2015
REP. ABERCROMBIE SCORES 100% ON ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters gave Rep. Abercrombie a 100% on their 2015 Environmental Scorecard for her perfect record of supporting key pieces of environmental legislation this session. READ MORE


September 18, 2015
REP. ABERCROMBIE WEIGHS IN ON THE GOVERNOR’S $103 MILLION PROPOSED CUTS
In the Record Journal story below, Rep. Abercrombie, some of her colleagues and others weigh in on Governor Malloy’s recent announcement ordering $103 million in emergency cuts. In the story, Rep. Abercrombie said, “Sometimes the best plans can go awry and, despite our best efforts, at the end of the day the economy is unpredictable. While we cannot allow our state to slip into an unacceptable budget deficit, the budget should not be balanced on the backs of the poor that many of these programs serve.” READ THE MY RECORD JOURNAL ARTICLE

September 4, 2015
REP. ABERCROMBIE JOINS GROUP PROTESTING JOB CENTER CLOSINGS IN MERIDEN AND ACROSS THE STATE
Rep. Abercrombie, stood with colleagues, union leaders, residents and others to oppose the closure of six American Job Centers and the layoff of 95 Department of Labor workers. The centers help constituents with job searches including training and basic interviewing skills. The state Office of Policy and Management announced the plan last month following a reduction in federal funding tied to a decrease in the state’s unemployment numbers. The consolidations and layoffs are expected to save the state $16 million. Affected employees were given six weeks notice, and some may be eligible for bumping rights based on seniority. The centers are slated to close on Oct. 2. READ THE MY RECORD JOURNAL ARTICLE

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