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Current News & Issues
GMO LABELING (HB 6527)
“I am very pleased we were able to pass GMO labeling legislation that can become the first of its kind law in the nation. It was done on a bipartisan basis in concert with the Governor and I’m hopeful it serves as a model for other states to join us.”
HOUSE APPROVES DRIVERS LICENSES
FOR UNDOCUMENTED RESIDENTS
Amidst strong Republican opposition, legislation (HB 6495) touted by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) that would allow undocumented residents to get Connecticut drivers licenses was approved by the House of Representatives. READ MORE
M.O.R.E. COMMISSION ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDATIONS
Speaker Sharkey announced the recommendations of the M.O.R.E. Commission which include an eventual phase-out of the local motor vehicle property tax, eliminating the mandate that towns publish public notices in newspapers, and a common school year calendar. READ MORE
GIVING STUDENTS A CHOICE ON DISSECTIONS
I believe legislation (HB6329) allowing students to be excused from performing or observing dissections of dead animals in school not only encourages our young people to stand up for their beliefs, but protects them from being unwillingly exposed to practices they are uncomfortable with.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS APPROVED BY HOUSE
Popular sport would bring revenue to state, help local economies. READ MORE
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