Laws Effective October 1

September 27, 2023

October 1 is a traditional date for new laws to go into effect. 2023 was such an exemplary session for you and our neighbors. So I thought I’d report on the dozens of new laws.

Two of them deal with protecting you from gun violence (Public Act 23-53 and PA 23-203). Gun responsibility has been my top priority for decades. I’m sending you a special report to you about this year’s progress.

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Lowering Your Prescription Drug Costs

September 15, 2023

Connecticut is about to take a transformative step toward making prescription drugs more affordable for all.

On Oct. 2, all Connecticut residents will be eligible to sign up for ArrayRx, a prescription drug discount card program that provides up to 80% off certain prescriptions at nearly all pharmacies in the state.

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Operation Fuel Application is Now Open

August 24, 2023

Do you need help paying utility bills? Operation Fuel provides emergency energy and utility assistance to households in Connecticut that are facing financial crisis. Applications for energy assistance are now open through November 10th, 2023!

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Delivering for Higher Education

August 21, 2023

We have made significant strides in supporting higher education and ensuring a brighter future with opportunities, support, and financial relief for our students.

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Resources for the Upcoming School Year

August 10, 2023

It’s that time again where we start winding down the summer and begin back-to-school preparations; I want to share news and events that will ease that transition for the upcoming school year.

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Protections for the Elderly

August 7, 2023

During session, we successfully passed legislation that protects and supports individuals in the state who are in the twilight years of their life. Unfortunately, as the elderly population steadily rises, scam attempts against that community also increases. To help shield our older residents from being victimized, we passed PA 23-161, AN ACT CONCERNING FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF SENIOR CITIZENS, a bill I was proud to cosponsor.

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Connecticut: A Leader on Paid Family and Medical Leave

August 3, 2023

Did you know residents in every town in the state have applied for CT Paid Leave? Approximately 66,000 workers in Connecticut – including 2,043 in Danbury – in Connecticut have received over $375 million in benefits when they were unable to work due to qualifying health or family reasons.

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