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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New Law Brings Birth Centers to Connecticut

July 31, 2023

A new law giving expecting mothers more access to high-quality maternal health services closer to home will take effect January 1, 2024. I had the honor of attending the bill signing for Public Act 23-147, An Act Protecting Maternal Health, which will license free-standing birth centers and allow them to operate in Connecticut.

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New Laws Effective July 1st

June 28, 2023

A number of new laws that my colleagues and I worked on during the 2023 legislative session to implement meaningful change in our state will take effect in Connecticut on July 1.

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David Vieira of VFW Post 149 Visits the Capitol

June 6, 2023

I joined my colleagues to welcome David Vieira of VFW Post 149 in Danbury to the House of Representatives. David has led the effort to erect a memorial monument to those who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, the first in Connecticut.

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Minimum Wage in Connecticut Increases to $15 an Hour

May 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. 

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