CURRENT NEWS


CT's Step Up Program Lauded

June 9, 2016

The Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner recently released a report regarding the Subsidized Training and Employment (Step Up) Program. I am pleased to review the report and see the praiseworthy results of this program. Helping our state’s small businesses grow and expand, while connecting them to unemployed jobseekers who want to participate, is a win for all.

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Made-In-CT Bill Clears House

April 20, 2016

A measure that would allow state manufacturers to add a “Made-in-CT” logo to their locally produced products passed the House of Representatives.

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Perone Talks Casinos at "Meet The Leaders"

March 10, 2016

I was invited to “Meet the Leaders” to discuss the need to increase state revenue including the implications of bringing in new state casinos.

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New CT Casino Needs Study

February 26, 2016

The implications of allowing state-wide casino gambling without having all the facts of its potential impact to the state is a missed opportunity. I am introducing legislation requiring the state to conduct a substantive review of the costs and benefits of expanding commercial casinos in Connecticut. As co-chair of the legislature’s Commerce Committee, I am accustomed to considering a wide range of proposals that purport to improve or enhance economic development. In doing so, I rely on a thorough investigation of the facts and a conscientious review of relevant data which is precisely what would be achieved by a comprehensive, independent study.

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