The Connecticut General Assembly opened the 2013 Session earlier this month with a sense of both optimism and resolve. It is difficult to overestimate the daunting task at hand as we begin the process of creating the two-year 2013-2015 state budget. A $1 billion shortfall inevitably dictates less government spending, the need for a reprioritization of funding and search for efficiencies.
The conversation last fall during the 2012 election cycle was loud and clear. Independent, Democratic and Republican voters are asking for cuts and downsizing to address the problem. With budget deficits looming we also must focus on both short and long term job creation. Connecticut's future and our children are counting on us.
New opportunities in the political sphere have afforded me the honor to be an Assistant Majority Leader. I will be to serving as both Chair of the Transportation Bonding subcommittee of the Finance committee and Vice Chair of the Children's Committee. Both jobs will involve intense oversight of the money you send to Hartford. You can also expect me to take stronger leadership in the conversations surrounding investment in our transportation infrastructure, as well as shining a spotlight on the programs and policies that impact our children's health, well-being and education.
Democracy works when we keep the dialogue open. Now more than ever I hope you will not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns.
Current News & Issues
U.N. "CHILDREN'S DAY" CELEBRATED AT STATE CAPITOL
Children's day is celebrated all over the world on November 20 to bring awareness to the welfare of children. READ MORE
REP. FAWCETT, SAVE THE CHILDREN TO HONOR U.N.'S "CHILDREN'S DAY"
Will Hold Press Conference with Speakers from the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and Save the Children. READ MORE
REPS. FAWCETT AND STEINBERG TO DISCUSS FAILED TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE WITH COMMUTERS IN GREENS FARMS
The New Haven line has been plagued with problems for years. READ MORE
REP. FAWCETT PROMOTES HEALTHY LIVING WITH SUPPORT FOR WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES
Two Fairfield businesses are teaming up to give clients personal training and nutrition aid for better health. READ MORE
REP. FAWCETT AND STRATFIELD COMMUNITY TEAM UP TO CLEAN UP ON SEPTEMBER 28
Rep. Fawcett will be holding a community clean-up on Saturday September 28. Residents who would like to participate are encouraged to meet Rep. Fawcett at the Owen Fish Park parking lot at 10 a.m. READ MORE
FAIRFIELD EMERGENCY PERSONNEL TEST NEW COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
Emergency personnel came from all over Fairfield County on Wednesday morning to see and train with the different communications vehicles utilized by the HazMat Emergency Communications. READ THE FAIRFIELD DAILY VOICE ARTICLE
REP. FAWCETT CHAMPIONS MAIN STREET INVESTMENT FUND GRANT
FROM THE STATE FOR FAIRFIELD
The grant will help update parts of the Post Road. READ MORE
2013 STATE BUDGET WILL BENEFIT FAIRFIELDERS
Every two years the state legislature goes through our constitutionally mandated process of keeping our state operating by passing a budget.
READ THE MINUTEMAN NEWS CENTER ARTICLE
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