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2015 Children's Champion

August 15, 2015

Honored to have been recognized as a 2015 Children’s Champion by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance. Every year, the Alliance recognizes lawmakers that work closely with early childhood advocates to shape legislation impacting the well-being of Connecticut’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, nutrition and safety.

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Huge Car Tax Savings for New Britain

June 11, 2015

New Britain residents can expect to save hundreds of dollars in the coming years because of a new state law which will implement a statewide mill rate cap of 32 mills in 2016, and 29.36 mills in 2017. This same law will also ensure that New Britain does not lose any revenue due to the change in the amount of car taxes collected by pledging 0.50% of the annual State sales tax to the towns in our State.

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Increased Police Training Needed

May 22, 2015

I joined my Black and Puerto Rican caucus colleagues at a press conference in Hartford, in support of legislation to increase police training and address recruitment issues to ensure the hiring of more officers who live in the communities in which they serve. The legislation we are supporting requires the appointment of special prosecutors in cases where there is a death that involves an officer and the use of physical force.

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Rally Supporting Human Service Agencies

March 6, 2015

Happy to have joined the Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA) and local New Britain agencies to call on Governor Malloy to restore $3.4 million in critical Human Services Infrastructure (HSI)-Community Action Program funds to the state budget.

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