Representatives Henry Genga, Jason Rojas and Jeff Currey hailed Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement Thursday that East Hartford is among six municipalities in the state being awarded grants to develop plans for remediating and developing clusters of brownfield sites.
Because state revenues have not been as strong as we anticipated last year when we approved the current 2016 state budget, we voted earlier this month to cut spending by $350 million, or one-half of 1 percent of the $40 billion biennial state budget, thereby closing Connecticut’s budget deficit for the State Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016.
This year Connecticut became the first state in the nation to protect residents from electricity providers who offer a low introductory rate that increases rapidly afterwards. I am proud to have been a supporter of this legislation and further confirm that we made the right decision.
The Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance has named Rep. Jeff Currey a 2015 “Children’s Champion” for his leadership in shaping new legislation that promotes the well-being of Connecticut’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, nutrition and safety.