GOP Budget Dismantles Election Reforms

September 20, 2017

Rep. Matthew Lesser, many of his colleagues and leaders of good government advocacy groups urged the public Tuesday to contact their legislators and implore them to reject proposals in the Republican budget that would dismantle the state’s Citizens Election Program.

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GOP Budget Includes New Tax On Teachers

September 19, 2017

A “little known fact" about the Republican budget passed at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning: Besides the $1.8 billion in new revenue, more than the Democratic alternative - tax increases on the middle class, income tax hikes on the working poor, higher car taxes for Middletown families, taxes on hospitals - there's a new tax on teachers. Yes, that's right.

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NYT Covers Lesser’s Bill Requiring Conflicts Disclosure For Teacher Retirement Funds

June 15, 2017

Working with the New York Times, Representative Lesser uncovered widespread instances where Wall Street firms were massively overcharging teachers' voluntary retirement plans.

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Fertility Insurance Bill Goes To Governor

June 3, 2017

After five years of fighting for legislation requiring insurance coverage for preserving a person’s fertility during treatments for cancer, Rep. Matthew Lesser led the House in unanimously passing a bill, which now goes to the governor.

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