Honored to have hosted my first Danbury Day at the State Capitol and what an exciting day it was! During this year’s celebration, the Danbury Delegation joined the city’s schools, businesses and community organizations to honor the life and legacy of Danbury’s greatest citizen, Marian Anderson, who broke barriers for black artists in the United States, and four other remarkable individuals.
The House took action approving a resolution that would include a ballot question to amend the State Constitution to allow for an in-person early voting system. Once the resolution gets final legislative approval, the question will appear on the November 2020 ballot for voters to decide if Connecticut should implement it.
The House of Representatives held a Memorial for the late Representative Ezequiel Santiago. We remembered him for over two hours and offered his family and each other, words of comfort. Although there was sadness, there were also happy memories of the impact he made in his community, the impression he left with his Legislative family and of course, his dancing. His family joined the memorial and the receiving line to offer condolences was long.
Connecticut residents have expressed their frustration at rising prescription drug costs and their difficulty affording their medication. I understand this is a sensitive and critical issue for many who must take daily doses of prescribed treatment in order to improve their health. This is why I support HB 7174, An Act Concerning Prescription Drugs.