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Current News & Issues
MARIO TOLD ME “WE CAMPAIGN IN POETRY…
WE GOVERN IN PROSE”
I decided to use my opening day speech this past Wednesday to the House of Representatives to express my condolences and admiration for former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, an important political inspiration in my life. READ MORE
LEGISLATURE SHOULD TAKE AIM AT PROPERTY TAXES, TRANSPORTATION
In an opinion piece I wrote for the Hartford Courant previewing some of the top issues the General Assembly will face when the 2015 legislative session opens January 7, I focused on the need to reduce the property tax burden on families and businesses as well as importance of investing in our transportation infrastructure to encourage future economic growth. READ MORE
SMART GROWTH: MAKING CONNECTICUT A MORE ATTRACTIVE PLACE TO LIVE, WORK & RAISE A FAMILY
I am often asked, "what is this concept you are always promoting called Smart Growth?" READ MORE
HAMDEN PARK PROJECT UNDERWAY
Earlier this month, I participated in a groundbreaking ceremony in my hometown of Hamden for the new Rochford Field and Villano Park complex (formerly Mill Rock Park). READ MORE
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DISTRICT LEADS TO GRANT FOR
NEW BUSINESS HUB IN HAMDEN
My hometown of Hamden was recently awarded a major federal economic development grant for the transformation of the former Newhall Community Center into a new business incubator hub.
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
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