We need to do this for all women, our mothers and grandmothers that stood up and fought before us, and for our daughters and our granddaughters that will take up the mantle after us.
I was pleased to join Speaker Aresimowicz, Majority Leader Ritter and colleagues at a press conference today in support of two small business bills that will provide additional capital and resources to start-ups and business owners.
I toured the NRG’s facilities on Naugatuck Avenue, a leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. We were welcomed by Dan Hendrick, and Don Guzetta who shared part of their day with us. It was interesting to learn more about their business and the vital role they play by stepping in when energy demand increases, particularly during a power loss. NRG employs 13 people.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2014 the Housing Committee held a public hearing and the following bills were on the agenda: SB-742 An Act Concerning Certain Housing Developments And Discrimination On The Basis Of Age.
HB-5463 An Act Authorizing Separate Living Areas In Municipal Public Housing For Elderly Persons And Younger Persons With Disabilities and we heard passionate testimony in support and in opposition on this issue.
I had the great honor of welcoming Michael Beatties of Storrs, CT to the House Chamber and learn more about the extraordinary commitment he has to veterans across the nation. He is a Navy veteran who has completed 12,000 miles across America by bicycle in a selfless effort to bring awareness to hungry Vets. To learn more about his cause, please go online to www.feedourvets.org
I was pleased to tour the Beth-El Center facility and meet with Toni Dolan, Executive Director of the Beth-El Center to learn more about the services they provide to residents in Milford and to explore ways the state can support the center’s goals. Beth-El Center is a homeless shelter and food service program servicing families in Milford, including those who reside in the supportive housing development located at 85 New Haven Avenue also known as Liberty Pointe.
Pedestrian Safety continues to be a top priority for me. A UConn study shows that there were more than 1,400 accidents in the state involving pedestrians, 50 of those fatal. I am pleased the DOT heard my pleas for more safety measures in the Bridgeport Avenue stretch and changes have been happening. Please click on the link below for more information and to view my interview with News 8 on this issue.