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:
2 Mazzotta Place
Middletown, CT 06457
Current News & Issues

February 3, 2016
MIDDLETOWN YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
I worked to secure the necessary state funds to expand the Middletown Youth Employment program from a summer to year-round program. I presented the $40,000 in funding to the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce in a ceremony on Main Street in Middletown. READ MORE


February 3, 2016
ENDING ABUSIVE DEBT COLLECTING TACTICS
Debt collection companies in Connecticut are subjecting residents to deceptive and abusive collection tactics – sometimes for debts those consumers don’t even owe, according to a new analysis of two-years’ worth of consumer complaints made public through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s online complaint database. READ MORE


January 8, 2016
NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR TACKLING STUDENT LOAN DEBT
I talked to MarketWatch about Connecticut’s first in the nation Student Loan Bill of Rights and what we are doing to help students and graduates burdened by college debt. Read the full article here.


January 7, 2016
BRIDGE RENAMED TO HONOR MIDDLETOWN VETERAN
I joined members of the Jewish War Veterans Post 51 and other local leaders in a ceremony to rename a route 9 bridge the Major General Maurice Rose Memorial Bridge. Maurice Rose was born in Middletown 1899 and was the highest ranking Jewish soldier to die during World War II. READ MORE


December 14, 2015
WOMEN MUCH MORE THAN A 'CONSTITUENCY'
Read the ‘Letter to the Editor’ that I submitted to the Hartford Courant. READ MORE

December 1, 2015
REP. LESSER TALKS STUDENT DEBT AT NATIONAL PANEL
The Center for American Progress invited me to speak on a student debt panel at their event, “Exploring the Geography of Student Debt: How State and Municipalities Can Act.” READ MORE

November 23, 2015
REP. LESSER GIVEN NARAL’S HIGHEST HONOR
I want to thank NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut for honoring me with the 2015 Catherine Roraback award for my pro-choice leadership. READ MORE

November 17, 2015
REP. LESSER HONORED BY CT COLLEGE DEMOCRATS
I was honored to receive the ‘Michael Mandell Award’ from the College Democrats of Connecticut.
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