Rep. Porter Op-ed in the New Haven Independent

January 30, 2023

When someone is released from prison, when their sentence has ended, where should they go if they do not have a place to live?

Who should they turn to for help with basic necessities?

What is the humane way to treat someone who has served their time in prison and is now trying to restart their life?

Would you believe that individuals in Connecticut, when released from prison, are often dropped off in the middle of our cities and towns with their bags, which might be all of their possessions…with no place to live, no place to go?

Yes, believe it.

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New Laws Take Effect January 1

December 30, 2022

These laws mark the tireless work put in by my colleagues and me throughout the 2021 and 2022 Legislative Sessions to address your concerns and make necessary changes in Hartford.

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Improving Fiscal Outlook for Connecticut

December 7, 2022

I am pleased to report that responsible budgeting and major structural changes made to pension and teachers' retirement plans are putting Connecticut on much more solid fiscal ground and saving taxpayers billions in debt payments.

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House Special Session

November 30, 2022

With many families in Connecticut facing added financial strain due to rising prices, the legislature went into special session earlier this week to provide some relief. A bipartisan bill passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Lamont extends the current suspension of the gasoline tax, provides additional funding for energy assistance programs, and continues premium pay for frontline workers.

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Small Business Saturday

November 23, 2022

November 26 is Small Business Saturday – a day to support small businesses and show how much we appreciate the entrepreneurs that make up the fabric of our vibrant communities.

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Eversource and United Illuminating Rate Increases

November 21, 2022

I am sure we share the same concerns about Eversource and United Illuminating, the state's two main electric distribution companies, which both filed for new standard service supply rates with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) that will increase rates by approximately 40%. Once approved by PURA, these new rates will go into effect from January 1, 2023, through the first six months of the year.

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