Yesterday Sen. Mae Flexer and I held a press conference at the UConn bookstore to announce the results of UConn's open-source textbook pilot program. The results of this program show that the use of open-source textbooks can be expanded, offering an affordable alternative that’s convenient for both students and faculty.
I recently joined with 16 of my colleagues in the legislature to write a letter to the State Insurance Commissioner asking for a thorough and open review of proposed health insurance company mergers. These mergers could have a significant impact on the health insurance of families across Connecticut as well as jobs in our insurance industry.
Today I gave a send-off from the State Capitol steps to 55 students traveling to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE). The Connecticut inventors in grades four through twelve will travel from the State Capitol to Washington, D.C. to compete at the convention.
I'm excited to announce that legislation I've championed to establish affirmative consent as the standard at all Connecticut colleges has passed both the House and Senate. HB 5376, An Act Concerning Affirmative Consent, now goes to the Governor's desk.