Sales Tax Free Week

August 14, 2019

Summer is coming to a close and kids will soon be heading back to school. To help working families prepare – and save – Connecticut offers its annual Sales Tax Free Week. From Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24, you can save on clothing and footwear - and send your kids back to school in style! 

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Summary Of Major Legislation Passed

August 9, 2019

The 2019 legislative session was demanding as ever and I’m grateful my colleagues and I were able to pass a balanced state budget that helps workers and people on fixed incomes, encourages economic growth and makes critical investments for our state – and all without raising our income tax.

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Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Aug 1

July 29, 2019

We’re just a few days away from a new law taking effect that will help contribute to a better environment. Our statewide efforts to curb the use of single-use plastic bags goes into effect on Aug. 1.

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PTSD Services For First Responders

June 1, 2019

This legislation is of historic proportions relative to addressing the mental health needs of our first responders. I have worked on this measure for at least eight years and, although I wish it was more inclusive, it is at least the first positive step forward. For far too long the status quo for those that work in a capacity that exposes them to psychologically traumatic scenes has been to keep silent about their troubling experiences. This bill will help not only them, but their families as well.

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