Part of my responsibility in Hartford is to make sure New Haven gets its fair share of dollars. An equally important responsibility is to protect New Haven’s current tax base. To that end, I have filed legislation, Proposed Bill 6100, “An Act Concerning the Future of Retail in Connecticut” and testified before the Legislature’s Commerce Committee.
I was proud to stand with colleagues and “Dreamers” in support of legislation for access to higher education. The bill would help students in the 92nd district and my own neighborhood, among others, who pay tuition and fees at public colleges, but are not eligible for financial aid due to a quirk in our law.
Since I have become a legislator, women’s preventative health care and access to contraception have been priorities. Given the real threat that Congress will repeal the Affordable Care Act, legislative actions by states are more important than ever. I am backing legislation affirms our commitment to policies covered by ACA.