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GOP Budget Includes New Tax On Teachers

September 9, 2017

Hidden in the Republican budget is a new, annual tax on all public school teachers. Every teacher must contribute 1% of salary for half of this year, and 2% of all of next year's salary to state general fund! The GOP bill is cleverly worded. The word "teacher" does not appear in the legislation but it clearly pertains to teachers.

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Standing For Police Reform Efforts

June 5, 2017

Today I stood with many of my colleagues in support of House Bill 6663, which ultimately was not approved by the House of Representatives.

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House Approves New Opioid Legislation

May 31, 2017

We have been making steady progress in dealing with Connecticut’s opioid crisis, but we still have a long way to go. Legislation we passed today that I championed is another step in the right direction.

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Early Childhood Alliance Day Praised

April 20, 2017

I was honored to speak at the Early Childhood Advocacy Day forum at the Capitol. I know times are tough and we have to find a way to balance the state budget, but we also must do everything we can to protect programs for young children and families.

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