Minimum Wage in Connecticut Increases to $15 an HourMay 30, 2023
Connecticut’s minimum wage is set to increase from the current $14 per hour to $15 per hour starting this Thursday, June 1. In 2019, my colleagues and I passed legislation that would gradually raise the minimum wage over five years. Providing livable wages to the lowest earning workers is a step in the right direction to help them make ends meet and provide for their families.
House Passes Comprehensive Update to Gun Violence StatutesMay 26, 2023
As you know, I have been a champion for common sense gun responsibility laws for decades. Last week there came the reports of an active shooter in my neighborhood. I'd like to give a big shout out to the first responders not only from Danbury’s Police Department, but also those from our neighboring towns. They apprehended the shooter, and he was put in custody.
House Passes Resolution Approving Constitutional Amendment to Allow No-Excuse Absentee VotingMay 11, 2023
The House of Representatives passed HJ 1 on Wednesday, which means you will get to decide if we amend the state constitution to allow no-excuse absentee voting.
Thomas J. Saadi’s Confirmation as Superior Court JudgeMay 11, 2023
In addition to his reappointment as the Commissioner of Veteran Affairs, Thomas J. Saadi was also confirmed as a Superior Court Judge. Click here to watch my testimony -
Early Voting Passes in the House of RepresentativesMay 8, 2023
Last year, Connecticut voters overwhelmingly told the General Assembly that you wanted more voting opportunities through a constitutional amendment on early voting. I and my colleagues in the House have answered your call.
Tom Saadi's AppointmentMay 4, 2023
Earlier in April, Tom Saadi was reappointed as the Commissioner of Veteran Affairs. Commissioner Saadi is an old friend and it was an honor to offer my support for his reappointment on the House floor.
Increasing Accountability Among Utility CompaniesMay 2, 2023
As a homeowner, I wince when the monthly electric bill arrives. While rates are scheduled to go down this summer, I'm watching a more long-term approach to the costs of electricity.
April 22 is Earth DayApril 22, 2023
April 22 is Earth Day. Ever wonder how Earth Day began? The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970, when San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. Dealing with dangerously serious issues concerning toxic drinking water, air pollution, and the effects of pesticides, an impressive 20 million Americans—10% of the population—ventured outdoors and protested together.