Working Towards A Consensus Budget

September 22, 2017

The Legislature recently passed a budget. The Republican-generated budget passed because it garnered a handful of Democrat votes in both chambers, although it’s a “bi-partisan” budget in name only.

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Addressing Opioid Addiction

May 31, 2017

The opioid epidemic is a scourge, touching families in every town and city, across race, gender or socio-economic background. I'm particularly gratified that this legislation reflects a truly bi-partisan effort and involved experts across the spectrum. I believe it will bring real progress to end this crisis.

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Prohibiting Fracking Waste In Connecticut

May 9, 2017

I spoke in favor of House Bill 6329, An Act concerning a hydraulic fracturing waste ban in Connecticut. No fracking waste currently moves into or is stored in the state because of a moratorium I helped institute a few years ago when we feared New York State might join Pennsylvania in allowing fracking. The moratorium is due to expire shortly and it seems time to institute a full ban -- particularly when so many Connecticut municipalities are in the process of banning fracking waste themselves.

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Center For Genome Analysis

May 5, 2017

The Yale School of Medicine has partnered with Yale New Haven Hospital in opening a center for genome analysis on Yale’s West Campus.

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