Two important proposed bills that I am championing are coming up for Public Hearings before the Environment Committee on Friday, March 1, at 10:30 A.M., at the Legislative Office Building in Hearing Room 2B and I need your help by testifying in support of these measures in order to keep them moving forward. These proposals support our priorities for preserving natural resources so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.
The state took its first step in potentially introducing a Green New Deal to invest in renewable energy and green technology. House Bill 5002, An Act Concerning the Development of a Green New Deal, came before the Energy and Technology Committee for a Public Hearing.
Former Danbury City Council member Thomas Saadi was confirmed as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday, February 20. I testified before the Executive and Nominations Committee in full support of his confirmation and couldn't be happier to cast my vote on the House Floor Wednesday.
Leaders of the House and Senate outlined a blueprint for the 2019 session, including Job Training & Workforce Pipeline, Paid Family and Medical Leave, More Affordable Prescription Drugs, A Green New Deal for Connecticut, Support for Small Businesses and Early Voting.
If you are in need of affordable health insurance coverage, there is still time. The deadline for open enrollment for Access Health CT will end Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Coverage will begin February 2019.