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Labor deal will improve our finances and save taxpayers $24 billion

July 21, 2017

Earlier this week unionized state employees voted to ratify a historic concessions package that will help Connecticut resolve the budget deficit. Members of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) voted overwhelmingly in favor of the agreement - 83 percent to 17 percent. The agreement would save the state $1.2 billion over the next two years and $24 billion over its lifetime.

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Porter applauds governor's signing of House Bill 5764

July 7, 2017

State Rep. Robyn Porter praised Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signing of legislation that will promote economic stability and decrease recidivism. House Bill 5764, “An Act Concerning the Licensing of Barbers and Hairdressers,” will exempt Connecticut residents seeking to become barbers or hairdressers in Connecticut from submitting criminal history data as a prerequisite to licensure.

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Legislation expanding workplace protections for pregnant women signed into law

July 6, 2017

Connecticut reached an important milestone when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law legislation that expands employment protections for pregnant women.

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Porter leads passage of H.B. 6668

May 23, 2017

State Reps. Robyn Porter, D-New Haven, and Liz Linehan, D-Cheshire, led passage of House Bill 6668, which would amend Connecticut statute to strengthen current protections for pregnant women.

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