The Budget We Passed Promotes Fiscal Stability and Makes Historic Education InvestmentsJune 7, 2023
After months of negotiations, the House of Representatives delivered a state budget that includes the largest income tax cut in the state’s history and significant increases in funding for local schools.
K-12 needed more resources, so we prioritized educational spending and special education funding in the new two-year balanced and bipartisan state budget.
The House of Representatives Passed Early VotingMay 5, 2023
Connecticut voters asked the legislature for more voting options through a constitutional amendment on early voting that they overwhelmingly approved, and we are answering the call.
Legislation Passed In The House This WeekMay 5, 2023
ICYMI: Below is a list of bills the House passed this week.
Increasing Accountability Among Utility CompaniesMay 3, 2023
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) unanimously voted to begin a search for consultants to monitor the performance of the state's two electric distribution companies - Eversource and United Illuminating. This is an important step toward eventually shifting to performance-based regulation for the companies.
Coffee Hour with Rep. ChafeeMay 2, 2023
CGA Kickball ClassicMay 1, 2023
I participated in the CGA Kickball Classic, a tradition between The Democrats and Republicans. The game was held at Dunkin Park in the name of charity, raising money for the Q Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the Sarah Foundation in memory of Q Williams and Noreen Kokoruda. Although it wasn't the outcome we Democrats had hoped for (Republicans won, 7-1), we had fun!
Coffee With State Representative ChafeeApril 20, 2023
Please join me next Saturday to catch up over coffee at Perkatory Coffee Roasters, where you can learn about updates for this legislative session.
Middletown Delegation Applauds Nearly $350,000 for Russell Library & Police DepartmentApril 10, 2023
Today state Senator Matthew Lesser (D-Middletown), state Senator Jan Hochadel (D-Middletown), state Representative Brandon Chafee (D-Middletown) and state Representative Kai Belton (D-Middletown) welcomed nearly $350,000 in state funding for Middletown. The State Bond Commission, led by chairman Governor Lamont, voted to approve a $250,000 grant-in-aid for the Russell Library accessibility and remodeling project and a $91,763 reimbursement to the Middletown Police Department for the purchase of body cameras, dashboard cameras and video storage devices.