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Is Debt-Free Community College Really Debt-Free?

June 24, 2019

More constituents have reached out to me about "debt-free community college" than any other subject from the 2019 Legislative Session.  This  program promises to assist students in paying for higher education without the high cost of debt, but what does that really mean for students?

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State Employees to Pay Higher Pension Contribution

June 24, 2019

Pursuant to the provisions of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) 2017 agreement, retirement contribution rates for all SERS members of Tier I, Tier II, Tier IIA and Tier III (including hazardous duty plans) will increase by 0.5% effective July 1, 2019.

The SEBAC agreement called for a 2% increase which was to be implemented in two phases: 1.5% on July 1, 2017 and 0.5% on July 1, 2019.

This increase will begin with pay checks dated July 5, 2019.

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Healthcare Reform for Connecticut

June 10, 2019

One of my top priorities this year was to reduce health-care costs and find innovative ways to improve the quality of health care for the people of Vernon.

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Supporting our First Responders

June 7, 2019

I am pleased to report that the House of Representatives has taken decisive action to provide assistance to police officers, firefighters, and parole officers – who put their lives on the line for our communities every day.

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