House Passes Minimum Wage Hike Bill

May 8, 2019

We’ve been fighting for years to get the legislature to increase Connecticut’s hourly minimum wage and now we’re only one vote away from giving our workers a long-overdue pay raise. Today, after a 15-hour debate that began last night, the House of Representatives voted to approve legislation I introduced that raises the current $10.10 minimum wage over four and a half years to $15 an hour by June 1, 2023.

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Successful Coffee Hour And More To Come

May 3, 2019

I wanted to write a quick thank you to those of you who joined me yesterday morning at Fussy Coffee. We had great discussion around Connecticut's economy, paid family and medical leave, regulating marijuana, and other issues.

I am so thankful that my constituents are involved and informed. Democracy would not work without you!

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U.S. Census Jobs Are Available

April 24, 2019

With the 2020 U.S. Census coming up, there are some great job opportunities available. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring folks for jobs with wages of $17-23 an hour. They specifically need bilingual people in various languages. Check out these upcoming job fairs in New Haven to learn more.

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Need To Recruit More Minority Teachers

March 26, 2019

Teachers play a central role in shaping the minds of young people and can have a lasting impact. When students of all races have teachers of color leading them in the classroom implicit biases can be challenged and changed. And that’s critical to the future of our society.

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