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.
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.
One of my favorite activities is working with young people on the workings of the General Assembly. Among them are the interns that serve my colleagues every year, under the direction of Angie Waszkiewicz. They are college students, and get significant academic credits for their participation.
I was proud to welcome Danbury's Youth & Government Team to the state Capitol.
Tax filing season is upon us. As you prepare to file, I urge you to be mindful of potential scams. The IRS produces a list of "dirty dozen" tax scams. While these scams can occur year-round, they tend to increase during this time of the year. It’s wise to stay on top of the latest list of common issues—and take some simple steps to stay safe from them.