Honoring K9 Bocci on the House Floor

May 5, 2024

During Monday's session, I had the honor to present K9 Bocci with the Sirius Courage Award. The Sirius award was named after a dog, Sirius, who courageously gave his life while on duty during the terror attack of the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. Bocci and his handler, Officer Jim Giansanti, perform daily inspections of the State Capitol and Legislative Office building.

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Cracking Down on Street Takeovers

April 22, 2024

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, street takeovers have become a national issue, including here in Connecticut. This cannot become the new normal. These takeovers by the illegal use of all-terrain and other types of vehicles, pose a significant threat to public safety, endangering participants, innocent bystanders, and law enforcement officials.

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Congratulations UConn Huskies!

April 10, 2024

With their resounding victory Monday night, our beloved Huskies earned their sixth NCAA men's basketball championship in just the last 25 years.

Along with the UConn women's 11 national titles, there is no doubt that Storrs, CT is truly the "basketball capital of the world!"

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Tax Credit Opportunities for Low to Moderate Income Individuals and Families

April 9, 2024

Thousands of low-to-moderate income individuals and families in the state are eligible to receive a significant boost in tax credits when they file their personal income tax returns this year due to a newly enacted rate change in the Connecticut Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which has increased from the most recent rate of 30.5% for the 2022 income year to the new rate of 40% for the 2023 income year.

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HB 5001 - Protecting and Prioritizing Seniors

March 26, 2024

Great news! The Aging Committee approved HB 5001, an omnibus bill that will provide further support to our seniors.

This proposal is a priority of the House, and I am thrilled it is progressing through the legislative process.

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Early Voting Available to Residents

March 25, 2024

For the first time, residents can take advantage of the state's new early voting law with Connecticut's April 2 presidential preference primaries.

Early voting is the result of 2023 legislation and a state Constitutional amendment overwhelmingly approved by Connecticut voters in 2022.

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