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Spotlight on key legislation passed during the General Assembly's 2017 regular session

June 16, 2017

Despite the fiscal challenges of the 2017 legislative session, the Bridgeport delegation passed key bills that will steady the city’s financial footing, increase economic development, reduce Bridgeport’s unfunded pension liability and create an entertainment hub downtown. These pieces of legislation will not only take Bridgeport decades into the future, but it will also allow the city to become a regional job creator and leader in renewable energy.

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Helping Bridgeport become a recognized leader in renewable energy

June 6, 2017

Legislation that will pave the way for Bridgeport to become a national model for the reuse of waste heat passed out of the House of Representatives Tuesday in a 100-51 vote. House Bill 6304 seeks to establish a pilot program in Bridgeport to test-drive thermal district heating technology.

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Hennessy welcomes retired Capt. Peter I. Wikul to House Chambers

May 24, 2017

I was honored to welcome retired Capt. Peter I. Wikul to the House Chambers today. Capt. Wikul was one of the longest-serving U.S. Navy SEALs in the program’s history and is also the co-founder of Mission Ready, Inc.

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House Bill 6061 unanimously passes out of House of Representatives

May 23, 2017

HB 6061 waives the fee for having driver's licenses or identification cards reissued prior to expiration with an indication of that person's status as a veteran.

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