In a bipartisan vote the House of Representatives voted 130-3 to restore $54 million in funding to the Medicare Savings Program. Following the House vote, the Senate also voted 32-1 in concurrence with the House to restore funding to this important program.
Veterans have made incredible sacrifices for our country, and many continue to give back long after their military service has ended. There are several upcoming events for veterans including a POW/MIA ceremony, Stand Down event and the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.
The state House of Representatives took a significant step toward solving the state’s fiscal crisis by securing a crucial piece of the budget puzzle – ratifying a concessions deal that is expected to save taxpayers $1.5 billion over the next two years.
I am pleased with the legislature’s override of the Governor’s veto of a bi-partisan bill I championed in the House of Representatives which revises language in the affordable housing statute to protect towns and cities from predatory development while encouraging the development of affordable housing throughout the state.