Peggy Sayers
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4049
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
(860) 240-8585 | 1-800-842-8267
Peggy.Sayers@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
81 Spring Street
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 623-3868

Current News & Issues

March 27, 2015
OPIOID-ABUSE BILL WOULD REQUIRE MEDICAL CHECKS BEFORE PRESCRIBING NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICATION
An effort to curb abuse of prescription opioids cleared a key legislative hurdle. HB 6856 would require medical practitioners to check a patient’s record in the state’s prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing more than three days-worth of narcotic pain medication. The measure, which cleared the Public Health Committee, seeks to address "doctor-shopping," the practice, common among some addicts, of relying on multiple physicians to secure a supply of prescription painkillers. READ MORE

March 6, 2015
STATE GRANT HELPS WINDSOR MANUFACTURER EXPAND
With help from state officials, precision manufacturer Leipold Inc., the Windsor–based division of internationally known Leipold Gmbh, will be expanding its Connecticut operation and increasing employment by up to fifty percent over the next two years. The company plans on increasing its plant size from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet, and hire and train up to 20 new employees. Representatives David Baram and Peggy Sayers are thrilled about the expansion and write about it in their newest op-ed article. READ MORE

March 4, 2015
FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Noting that the season is here for filing your income tax return, free help with tax preparation is being offered to low- to moderate-income residents. READ MORE

February 20, 2015
STATE HELPS NOVITEX EXPAND IN WINDSOR
There are many signs that the job market in Connecticut is improving, and we are hopeful the upward trend will continue as the state redoubles its efforts to spur economic growth. READ MORE

February 13, 2015
ACCESS HEALTH CT ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15 AT MIDNIGHT
The deadline for Access Health CT enrollment is midnight Sunday, Feb. 15. READ MORE

February 9, 2015
INFORMATION ON THE ANTHEM DATA BREACH
Those who may have been affected should file their taxes quickly and be aware of fake emails seeking personal information. READ MORE

January 30, 2015
$5.7 MILLION IN BONDING APPROVED FOR NEW HAVEN-SPRINGFIELD LINE
Work on the planned New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail line with stops in Windsor and Windsor Locks continues to progress, thanks to the State Bond Commission's recent approval of $5.7 million earmarked for design plans for stations along the route and to address environmental issues. READ MORE

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