Notable Bills Passed During Wednesday's SessionMay 3, 2023
I just wanted to share with you a few bills of note that we passed during Wednesday's House session.
Special Session Vote Helps Struggling FamiliesDecember 1, 2022
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.
Waterbury Delegation Welcomes $10 Million for Freight Street Corridor RedevelopmentSeptember 28, 2022
The Waterbury delegation in the Connecticut General Assembly welcomed the Community Investment Fund 2030 board’s approval of $10 million toward the city's Freight Street Corridor Redevelopment Project.
Baby Formula Shortage and Available ResourcesMay 18, 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.
House Approves Juneteenth as a State HolidayMay 9, 2022
On the final day of the 2022 legislative session, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed SB 350, recognizing Juneteenth as a state holiday.
The bill now awaits the governor's signature.
Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The day is also sometimes called "Juneteenth Independence Day," "Freedom Day," or "Emancipation Day."
$600 Million in Tax Cuts for CT ResidentsApril 28, 2022
After months of negotiation and hearing input from residents across our state, I am happy to pass along great news. I am poised to vote early next week on a state budget that provides historic tax relief for parents, retirees, workers, and property owners.
The budget proposal we unveiled Wednesday offers Connecticut tax payers like you and your neighbors $600 million in tax cuts. $600 MILLION!
Our budget plan CUTS YOUR TAXES by:
HB 5001: An Act Concerning Children's Mental Health Passes in HouseApril 28, 2022
In the House on Wednesday, we passed a historic bipartisan bill aimed at addressing the immediate, intermediate and long-term needs of the children's mental and behavioral health system in Connecticut, a priority during the 2022 legislative session.
Gas Tax Savings and More for CT ResidentsMarch 23, 2022
Today, the House of Representatives passed an emergency bill, which will ease some of the financial crush on Waterbury residents and working families whose wallets and budgets have taken a hit due to rising gas prices and record-breaking inflation levels.