State Rep. Mike D'Agostino discusses a proposal that would regulate the recreational use of marijuana for adults during a General Law Committee meeting Feb. 15.
State Rep. Mike D’Agostino and members of the legislature’s General Law Committee voted Feb. 15 to hold a public hearing on draft language that would permit and regulate marijuana for adult use in Connecticut.
State Rep. Mike D'Agostino has been named House chairman of the legislature's General Law Committee. D'Agostino said he will use this platform as a way to advocate for policies that will propel Connecticut forward.
The State Bond Commission approved $500,000 in bonding Nov. 29 for the building of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy at Hamden High School. The bonding will be used for the renovation of existing classrooms with electrical and telecommunications updates, building modifications, the purchase of specialized lab tables, biomedical core technologies and equipment, engineering core technologies and equipment, high capacity computers, printers and interactive displays.
Commending his advocacy for protecting the state’s trees, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters named state Rep. Mike D’Agostino to its 2017 Legislative Champions Hall of Fame.
State Rep. Mike D'Agostino discusses the two-year $41.3 billion budget that was passed with overwhelmingly bipartisan support on WFSB's "Face the State."
Following months of negotiations, the Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan spending package that ends our state's budget stalemate. This $41.3 billion two-year plan, which now heads to the governor's desk for approval, will help close a projected $3.5 billion deficit over the next biennium by committing to significant structural reforms.
Each year, more than $2 billion in state education aid is distributed to towns and cities through entirely arbitrary block grants. There is no strategic approach that reflects the state's priorities, the needs of students or what cities and towns can afford. There is no "formula." That's why the way the state distributes school aid is now in the courts. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch, working with the executive branch, to adopt a fair school finance system for Connecticut.