Today we woke to tragic news. Connecticut lost State Representative Quentin Williams (or "Q" as we called him) last night. He was a champion for Middletown and Connecticut and had just yesterday been sworn in and appointed House Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee. We are overcome with disbelief and heartbreak and are sending love and prayers to his family.
With many families in Connecticut facing added financial strain due to rising prices, the legislature went into special session earlier this week to provide some relief.
A bipartisan bill passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Lamont extends the current suspension of the gasoline tax, provides additional funding for energy assistance programs, and continues premium pay for frontline workers.
The Connecticut Summer at the Museum program is returning for 2022.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is utilizing numerous options to assist families across the state access baby formula during the nationwide shortage.
The formula shortage started last fall due to supply chain issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It was exacerbated in February when Abbott recalled powdered formula manufactured in its Michigan plant and temporarily shuttered it.
Today, the House of Representatives passed an emergency bill, which will ease some of the financial crush on New Haven residents and working families whose wallets and budgets have taken a hit due to rising gas prices and record-breaking inflation levels.
I was proud to stand with my legislative colleagues on Wednesday and talk about the permanent expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Please click here or on the video below to hear and learn why this is only a beginning and that we still need to do more to help people in Connecticut.
From now until December 15, small businesses in Connecticut can obtain group health insurance regardless of the number of employees who enroll thanks to Access Health CT's Employee Participation Waiver Period.