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December 10, 2012
WATERBURY LEGISLATORS ANNOUNCE MAJOR FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Waterbury legislators are pleased to announce approval by the State Bond Commission today of $1.7 million to demolish the former SNET building next the train station on Meadow Street. READ MORE

December 4, 2012
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS NOT REQUIRED IN ALL SCHOOLS
In Atlanta on Monday, dozens of children were rushed to the hospital when their school became filled with carbon monoxide. Why wasn’t there a warning before kids got sick? NBC’s Jeff Rossen investigates why not all schools are required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed.

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October 25, 2012
WATERBURY MUNICIPAL STADIUM GROUNDBREAKING FOR RENOVATION PHASE 3
Chair of the Commerce Committee State Rep. Jeff Berger attended a groundbreaking ceremony with local elected officials for Municipal Stadium’s final phase III with the total cost of $3.1 million in state and local bonding for renovations to the grandstand. READ MORE

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October 23, 2012
STATEMENT FROM REP. BERGER ON ALLIANCE DISTRICT EDUCATION FUNDS
Waterbury is eligible to receive $4.3 million toward a major education initiative as a result of an Alliance District application to the State Department of Education. (Governors Release attached). READ MORE

October 17, 2012
REP. BERGER MODERATES FORUM ON ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
Chair of the Commerce Committee, Representative Jeff Berger, led discussion at a forum titled “Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center: Perspectives of Possibilities and Promise” held recently at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
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July 25, 2012
WATERBURY TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDING FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
Reps Butler and Berger pleased with Bond Commission item. READ MORE

July 17, 2012
REP’S BUTLER & BERGER PLEASED NEW PRESCHOOL SLOTS
HEADING FOR WATERBURY

Education Department Targets School Readiness. READ MORE

May 10, 2012
ANTI-BLIGHT BILL GOES TO THE GOVERNOR FOR SIGNING
Rep. Auden Grogins and Jeff Berger announced an anti-blight bill has passed the House of Representatives and Senate and awaits the Governor’s signature.
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May 8, 2012
“LIVE HERE/WORK HERE” BILL APPROVED BY HOUSE
Chairman of the Commerce Committee Jeff Berger is pleased to announce that Senate Bill 78, An Act Concerning the Learn Here, Live Here Program, has passed the House of Representatives and awaits the Governor’s signature. READ MORE

May 3, 2012
PROMOTE MANUFACTURING IN CONNECTICUT
State Representative Jeff Berger is joining with other legislators to form a Connecticut General Assembly “Manufacturing/Advanced Manufacturing Caucus” to emphasize and promote the importance and manufacturing in Connecticut. READ MORE

May 2, 2012
REP. JEFF BERGER JOINS MANUFACTURING CAUCUS
Representative Berger joins with other legislators to form a Connecticut General Assembly "Manufacturing/Advanced Manufacturing Caucus" to emphasize and promote the importance of manufacturing in Connecticut. The caucus will ensure manufacturers have a voice at the Capitol.

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April 26. 2012
DEATH PENALTY DEBATE
Rep. Berger testifies on the House floor against abolishing the death penalty in Connecticut.

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April 24, 2012
BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION FUNDING FOR WATERBURY
Representative Jeff Berger, Representative David Aldarondo and Senator Joan Hartley are pleased to announce the expected State Bond Commission approval at the Friday, April 27th meeting of $1,311,000 for brownfield remediation at the long-dormant Anamet manufacturing site on South Main Street in Waterbury. READ MORE

April 20, 2012
WATERBURY DELEGATION HONOR HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
House Chair of the Commerce Committee Jeff Berger and the Waterbury delegation welcomed the Class S State Champion Holy Cross High School Football Team to the Capitol for a tour and special recognition of their accomplishment. READ MORE

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March 30, 2012
MAJOR BROWNFIELD REMEDIATION FUNDING FOR WATERBURY
$8 Million For Pilot Program And $850,000 To Clear Former MacDermid Site
House Chair of the Commerce Committee Jeff Berger is pleased the State Bond Commission has approved $850,000 in funding for remediation of MacDermid site on Huntingdon Avenue in addition to approving $8 million for a brownfield remediation pilot program. READ MORE

March 28, 2012
NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN WATERBURY TO SERVE AS MANUFACTURING CENTER
State Bond Commission’s Expected To Approve Funding To Expand College To Train The State’s Future Manufacturing Workforce. READ MORE

March 28, 2012
GOLF INDUSTRY ADDS $1 BILLION, 11,500 JOBS TO CONNECTICUT ECONOMY
House Chair of the Commerce Committee Jeff Berger, Deputy Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and Rep. Tim Larson joined Connecticut's golf community at a State Capitol press conference to tout the positive economic impact of the golf industry. READ MORE

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March 19, 2012
PREVENTING SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF MINORS
Judiciary Committee member and legislation co-sponsor, Representative Jeff Berger speaks on the importance of supporting and passing House Bill 5504 that would establish a crime of commercial sexual exploitation for a person to knowingly publish, disseminate or display an advertisement that includes a depiction of a minor.

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March 13, 2012
LEGISLATORS WELCOME ARTS GRANTS FOR WATERBURY
Five Local Groups Rewarded. READ MORE

March 12, 2012
REPS. JEFF BERGER, AUDEN GROGINS, BRENDAN SHARKEY IN FAVOR OF UNIFORM AUTO TAX MILL RATE
Representatives Jeff Berger and Brendan Sharkey testified before the Planning and Development Committee in favor of House Bill 5405, which seeks to create a state-wide mill rate for motor vehicle taxes. READ MORE

February 15, 2012
CELEBRATE THE REBIRTH OF CITY’S STADIUM
Today, we start anew with the rebirth of the Municipal StadIum Complex on Watertown Avenue. This journey started with a vision I had in 2006 of returning the complex to her glory years. READ MORE

February 15, 2012
TAXING BUSINESS VEHICLES
The legislature’s Commerce Committee is exploring the possibility of setting a single tax rate for commercial vehicles. At least 16 states impose a statewide property tax on all motor vehicles or its equivalent, according to the legislature’s research office. These states include Massachusetts and Maine. READ MORE

February 14, 2012
REPRESENTATIVE JEFF BERGER LAUDS FUNDING
FOR FIRE TRAINING SCHOOLS

Chair of the Commerce Committee, Representative Jeff Berger today praised a decision by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to include $26.2 million in his proposed midterm budget adjustments that will be used for renovations and improvements to five regional fire training schools that are in dire need of modernization. READ MORE

February 1, 2012
LEGISLATORS WELCOME ARTS GRANTS FOR WATERBURY
Four Local Groups Rewarded. READ MORE

January 31, 2012
NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO BE MANUFACTURING CENTER
Maunfacturing Centers to interface students with jobs. READ MORE

January 31, 2012
LEGISLATORS RECEIVE HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS
Rep. Berger One of the First Two State Legislators to Receive Historic Preservation Award. READ MORE

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January 25, 2012
CBIA FORUM ON BROWNFIELD LIABILITY REFORM & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
House Chair of the Commerce Committee Jeff Berger joins with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association at a forum to highlight legislation that changes the liability scheme for privately and municipally owned brownfields. Interested parties were informed about the legislation and were provided with information concerning state-certified “clean” sites for sustainable development projects. READ MORE

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January 18, 2012
FIRST COMPANY FUNDED BY SMALL BUSINESS EXPRESS PROGRAM ANNOUNCES WORKFORCE EXPANSION
House Chair of the Commerce Committee Jeff Berger joined Governor Dannel P. Malloy today to announce that the first company to be funded by the state’s new Small Business Express Program (EXP) - South Windsor-based Oxford Performance Materials, LLC will allow the company to double its workforce by adding 12 positions. READ MORE

January 12, 2012
REP. BERGER JOINS STATE LEADERS IN SUPPORT
OF NATIONAL HEALTHCARE ACT

Rep. Jeff Berger and several other state lawmakers held a press conference at the State Capitol in support of a U.S. Supreme Court filing defending the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case will be heard by the high court in March. READ MORE

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January 6, 2012
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS INCREASE FOR CITY COMMUTERS
Connecticut Public Transportation Commission reports successful implementation of increased bus hours and ridership in Waterbury. READ MORE