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

April 8, 2014
REP. LESSER EXPLORES LEGISLATIVE MEASURE NEEDED FOR STUDENT ATHLETE UNIONIZATION
Rep. Matthew Lesser said he and other state lawmakers are considering legislation. Unlike at Northwestern, a private institution governed by the National Labor Relations Board, Connecticut law governs whether employees at a public institution can unionize. "He says he's going to bed hungry at a time when millions of dollars are being made off of him. It's obscene," Lesser said. "This isn't a Connecticut problem. This is an NCAA problem, and I want to make sure we're putting pressure on them to treat athletes well."
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April 7, 2014
REP. LESSER APPLAUDS SHABAZZ NAPIER, UNIONS FOR ATHLETES
State Representative Matthew Lesser announced his support for Shabazz Napier, a UConn point guard headed to the NCAA championship, for his bold statements supporting unionization for college athletes. READ MORE

March 24, 2014
REP. LESSER, NEAT, CITY ANNOUNCE MIDDLETOWN’S FIRST GUN BUYBACK
Rep. Lesser stood with City officials, Middletown Police Force members, educators and non-profits to announce a program aimed at reducing youth violence through community engagement, teacher training, healthy relationships workshops, and Middletown's first gun buy back. READ MORE

March 21, 2014
REP. LESSER APPLAUDS INVESTMENTS IN MIDDLETOWN BUSINESS
The North End Action Team (NEAT) will receive $1,500 to start a farmer's market and Marine Bait Wholesale was awarded $50,000 to support their aquaculture business. READ MORE

March 19, 2014
REP. LESSER MEETS MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL VO-AG STUDENTS
Rep. Lesser meets Middletown High School Vo-Ag students during Agriculture Day at the Capitol.

March 18, 2014
REP. LESSER RECEIVES 2013 AARP LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Rep. Lesser was presented with the award at the Capitol on behalf of AARP's 600,000 members in Connecticut for his leadership on HB 6402. READ MORE

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