Yesterday, the City of Bridgeport received $990,000 in state funding to clean up the former UI Power Plant site at 137 East Main Street! The funding, delivered through the state Department of Economic and Community Development's Brownfield Remediation Program, will be used to construct a proposed multi-family, mixed-use development on the 6.5-acre site.
I am pleased to share with you that $3 million in bonding for the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club in Bridgeport has been included on the Connecticut State Bond Commission's agenda for December 21. The Commission will vote on this proposal and several others during its meeting next Tuesday.
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani recently announced that COVID-19 vaccines are now available to be administered to Connecticut children ages 5 through 11. The availability of the vaccines for this age group follows the recent recommendations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This session I worked alongside my colleagues to pass a bipartisan budget which did not raise taxes, and focused on putting more money in the pockets of hard-working Connecticut families through increased tax credits.
A milling and resurfacing project on the appropriately 2 mile strip of Fairfield Avenue (Route 130) from the circle in Fairfield through Black Rock to the I-95 Exit 25 ramp is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, 2021 through Friday, July 30, 2021. Work will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday night through Saturday morning.
The past year was very difficult for families across Connecticut as children and parents both navigated remote learning, new childcare demands, and social distancing measures. As our communities re-open, Connecticut has launched several summer enrichment initiatives to provide children with fun and educational opportunities that capitalize on the outstanding resources throughout our state.
Following votes in the House last night and the Senate earlier today, the General Assembly has finally voted to legalize recreational cannabis in Connecticut. After years of debate and hard-work, the legislature has worked to craft a comprehensive program to legalize cannabis and lift up our communities, especially those who have paid the highest price for marijuana possession and use.