David Vieira of VFW Post 149 Visits the Capitol

June 6, 2023

I joined my colleagues to welcome David Vieira of VFW Post 149 in Danbury to the House of Representatives. David has led the effort to erect a memorial monument to those who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, the first in Connecticut.

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Minimum Wage in Connecticut Increases to $15 an Hour

May 30, 2023

Connecticut’s minimum wage is set to increase from the current $14 per hour to $15 per hour starting this Thursday, June 1. In 2019, my colleagues and I passed legislation that would gradually raise the minimum wage over five years. Providing livable wages to the lowest earning workers is a step in the right direction to help them make ends meet and provide for their families. 

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House Passes Comprehensive Update to Gun Violence Statutes

May 26, 2023

As you know, I have been a champion for common sense gun responsibility laws for decades. Last week there came the reports of an active shooter in my neighborhood. I'd like to give a big shout out to the first responders not only from Danbury’s Police Department, but also those from our neighboring towns. They apprehended the shooter, and he was put in custody.

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Tom Saadi's Appointment

May 4, 2023

Earlier in April, Tom Saadi was reappointed as the Commissioner of Veteran Affairs. Commissioner Saadi is an old friend and it was an honor to offer my support for his reappointment on the House floor.

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