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Gresko Praises Old Friend, Terry Backer

April 19, 2016

Leading a memorial to his old friend and mentor, Rep. Joe Gresko praises the work of Terry Backer, who devoted much of his life to environmental causes and his Stratford constituents. Gresko and many of Backer's former colleagues gave tribute to the Soundkeeper Tuesday in the House of Representatives Chamber at the State Capitol. Video of the memorial.

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Therapy Animal Day at State Capitol

April 12, 2016

Rep. Joe Gresko meets Beau, one of 12 therapy animals that visited the State Capitol with their handlers from three statewide organizations Tuesday to raise awareness of the importance of animals.

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Legislator’s Personal Story Highlights Need For Bill Protecting Domestic Violence Victims

March 16, 2016

During a public hearing March 15 in the Judiciary Committee on legislation (HB5054, HB5623) designed to increase protection for victims of domestic violence, my hometown neighbor State Representative Robyn Porter (D-Hamden, New Haven), a member of the committee, shared a story that helped emphasize in a very personal way how this proposal can save lives.

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Legislature Must Adapt To Transforming Economy

February 17, 2016

The 2016 session of the General Assembly convened February 3, and in my opening remarks to the House of Representatives, I emphasized the challenges of adapting to an economy that has transformed from recession to growth, yet people are working harder and earning less.

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