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New laws effective Jan. 1, 2017

December 30, 2016

Much of the legislation the General Assembly passed in 2016 went into effect during the summer, but there were some laws that became effective Jan. 1, 2017. Here's a look at some of those laws.

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Betty Boukus: A True Public Servant

December 2, 2016

“My heart and prayers go out to Betty’s family, and they should know that Representative Boukus was one of the most beloved members of the General Assembly. She took on each of her responsibilities with a caring hand, always understanding that decisions had a human impact. She was a giant for her hometown of Plainville, the kind of leader who cannot be replaced. Even as she faced health issues more recently, Betty campaigned the way she legislated – fighting selflessly for the best interests of her constituents.

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House Speaker-elect Joe Aresimowicz (left) and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter.


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House Dems Elect Leadership Team

November 10, 2016

The Connecticut House Democrats have elected Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) Speaker of the House of Representatives and Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) House Majority Leader.

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Caucus Holds Education Aid Forum

October 6, 2016

The Legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus held a forum on September 30, 2016 to discuss Connecticut’s public education funding.

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