Bills Passed During the House's Tuesday Session

April 20, 2022

The House was in session yesterday. Tuesday’s agenda included legislation to support our arts and culture industries, make it easier for supermarkets to donate surplus food, and further strengthen access to reproductive healthcare.

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Funding for East Hartford, Goodwin University Marina

April 14, 2022

The Town of East Hartford was recently awarded $2 million through the state's Communities Challenge Grant Program to build a public marina on Goodwin University's campus. This marina is just one step to a much larger development that will make East Hartford a destination and a town we can continue to be proud of.

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Critical Funding Headed to East Hartford, Manchester

April 1, 2022

On Thursday, the State Bond Commission voted to release significant funding for Manchester and East Hartford. This is welcome funding for our community. These awards will help advance our state's manufacturing industry, expand access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for our residents, protect drinking water, and offer residents a place to enjoy the outdoors.

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House Votes to Expand Access to Absentee Ballots

March 18, 2022

The House was in session on Wednesday. In addition to some nominations to state boards, commissions, and agencies, we voted to pass two pieces of legislation to expand access to absentee ballots and extend outdoor dining for restaurants.

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Working to Make CT's Education Funding System More Equitable

March 7, 2022

For far too long, our public school districts have received consistently imbalanced funding, and despite progress over the past several years to use a more equitable education funding model, there are still some school districts that are severely underfunded while others have seen their fair share of state resources. HB 5283 could help repair our state's inequitable education funding system and provide our schools with a comprehensive approach to fund all our K-12 public schools. This bill would invest millions in our state's public schools and offer our students vitally-needed resources, services, and programs.

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CT Attorney General Tong, State Reps. Allie-Brennan, Currey, Advocates Condemn Recent Attempts to Target Access to Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Children in Texas

February 24, 2022

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, State Representatives Raghib Allie-Brennan (D – Bethel, Danbury, Newtown, Redding) and Jeff Currey (D – East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor), and local advocates are speaking out against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's recent allegations that gender-affirming surgery is "child abuse" and Texas Governor Greg Abbott's order for an investigation into these services.

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Strengthening CT's Mental Health Care System

February 18, 2022

Today, during a press conference at the State Capitol, a bipartisan coalition of legislators unveiled a landmark legislative proposal that would address our state's mental health crisis in the interim and for years to come.

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