NALEO Emergency Preparedness Conference

August 26, 2016

Happy to participate with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s preeminent Latino leadership organization, colleagues and more than 50 other policymakers from across the country for a two-day institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Safe Haven Awareness Day

April 4, 2016

Today, I joined my colleagues for a press conference at MidState Medical Center to help raise awareness of Connecticut's Safe Haven law.

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Senior Center Honors Mr. Dominello

February 23, 2016

I was honored to share an unforgettable moment with longtime Meriden public servant, Mr. Matthew C. Dominello, his family, colleagues and friends during the dedication of the Meriden Senior Center’s 3rd floor that what will be known as the Matthew C. Dominello Sr. Community Center.

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Brownfield Funding Welcoming News

January 20, 2016

Governor Malloy just announced that Meriden will be awarded a $100,000 grant to develop plans for remediating and developing clusters of brownfield sites. This effort will not only enhance our community, but will help generate revenue. Meriden is one of six communities receiving brownfield remediation in this round of grants.

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Governor's $103 Million Proposed Cuts

September 18, 2015

In the Record Journal story below, my colleagues and I, weigh in on Governor Malloy’s recent announcement ordering $103 million in emergency cuts. This session we fought very hard to maintain critical funding for our most vulnerable citizens during one of the toughest budget negotiations I can remember. While we realize the governor needs to make adjustments amid bad news in the financial markets, it is extremely upsetting to see that we are back where we started. We will continue to defend our programs and will do everything we can to try to find alternatives to help minimize the impact of any cuts.


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Budget Approved by House

June 2, 2015

I backed a biennial budget package (HB 7061) that provides property tax relief to working families, protects the services that middle-class families rely on, and invests in a world-class transportation system to grow our economy.

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Celebrating Head Start's 50th Anniversary

May 22, 2015

I was delighted to join my colleagues and state officials, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Head Start during a reception at the State Capitol. Head Start is a federal program serving communities across the nation promoting school readiness of young children from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Hilda lauded Head Start’s important work, as her son, who attended Head Start several years ago, was screened for special needs and received the necessary support from the program.

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