Matthew Lesser
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4032
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Matthew.Lesser@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
1160 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Current News & Issues

May 26, 2015
REP. LESSER: PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE PASSES APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
Rep. Lesser helped usher House Bill 6932 through the legislature’s Appropriations Committee. HB 6932 would establish a Family Medical Leave Compensation plan for employees utilizing the Family Medical Leave Act. The United States is currently the only advanced country in the U.S. to not guarantee paid maternity leave or paid sick leave. READ MORE

May 11, 2015
REP. LESSER APPLAUDS STATE FUNDS FOR RIVERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT
Rep. Lesser, Mayor Daniel Drew, and the rest of the Middletown legislative delegation are pleased that the State Bond Commission approved $2.6 million in funds for riverfront redevelopment efforts. The state grant will help finance predevelopment activities including environmental assessments, as well as project design and environmental remediation associated with the development of a boathouse and event facility.
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May 7, 2015
REP. LESSER HAILS PASSAGE OF STRONG PRO-CONSUMER BANKING BILL, TARGETS PAYDAY LENDERS
Rep. Lesser is pleased that the Connecticut House of Representatives has unanimously passed what will be the strongest payday lending provision in the country. The bill also contains a number of provisions designed to protect the elderly, the disabled and survivors of domestic violence from financial exploitation and consumers from identity thieves as well as regulate virtual currency such as Bitcoin. READ MORE

April 28, 2015
SPEAKER SHARKEY NAMES REP. LESSER TO CT HALL OF FAME WORKING GROUP
Rep. Lesser was named to the Connecticut Hall of Fame Working Group by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey. Each year, the Connecticut Hall of Fame Working Group reviews many nominees for induction and refers their selections to the Legislative Leaders for approval. Anyone can submit a nomination. Read more to find out how. READ MORE

April 27, 2015
REP. LESSER: MIDDLETOWN RESIDENT HONORED FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
Rep. Lesser helped honor Middletown resident and Middlesex Community College student Patricia Akerberg at a ceremony at the college for her strong character and persistence in lifelong learning. Patricia is 64 years old and despite significant health issues, has been taking classes at Middlesex Community College in pursuit of her Associate’s Degree. READ MORE

April 23, 2015
REP. LESSER SPEAKS AT EARTH DAY RALLY
Rep. Lesser joined legislators, students, and environmental advocates on the steps of the State Capitol Building in support of the environmental stewardship bills before the state legislature this session. April 22nd marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. READ MORE

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