Brendan Sharkey
At the Capitol:
Legislative Office Building, Room 4100
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
1-800-842-1902 | (860) 240-8500
Brendan.Sharkey@cga.ct.gov
In the District:
600 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 281-4647
Welcome

Welcome to my legislative web page. Along with representing Hamden in the General Assembly, I am honored to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Our democracy works best when the public is involved, so I encourage you to share your opinion and ask any questions you may have about our state government by emailing or calling my office. I also invite you to sign up for my email updates so I can let you know about the latest happenings at the State Capitol.

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Current News & Issues

September 4, 2014
ECONOMIC REVIVAL AT COASTAL SEAPORTS
Connecticut's storied history as a thriving shipping hub may have floundered a bit in recent decades, but our coastal seaports are readying for an economic renaissance with the legislature's creation of a state Port Authority. READ MORE
Speaker Sharkey
July 22, 2014
LEGISLATIVE NEWS REPORTING DECLINING, BUT COVERAGE AVAILABLE IF YOU REALLY WANT IT
Though I found a recent report showing a significant drop in the amount of traditional legislative press coverage a bit disheartening, I also realized there are still many ways for the public to closely follow their state government – you just have to look for it. READ MORE
July 7, 2014
MENTAL HEALTH & REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE
Last year's gun safety legislation, adopted in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, included the creation of a task force charged with recommending how to improve access to mental health services and better identify people with behavioral health problems, particularly young adults. READ MORE
Speaker Sharkey
June 18, 2014
NUTMEG NETWORK & UNIFORM SCHOOL CALENDAR MEAN MORE SAVINGS FOR TOWNS
Increasing efficiencies and reducing costs for our municipalities with the ultimate goal of providing property tax relief to families is the mission of the MORE Commission, and two of their recent recommendations are starting to pay off. READ MORE

Speaker Sharkey
May 14, 2014
CONCERNS OF HAMDEN RESIDENTS RESULT IN NEW LAWS
Among the bills passed by the General Assembly when the legislative session closed on May 7, are three new laws based on input from my Hamden neighbors. READ MORE
Speaker Sharkey
May 2, 2014
TRIMMING UTILITY TREE CUTTING
In response to concerns expressed by my fellow Hamden residents, I pushed for legislation (HB 5408) that gives homeowners more say over whether trees on their property can be cut down or trimmed by utility companies. READ MORE

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