The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters recently released its environmental scorecards for the 2022 legislative session. Rep. Hughes has been recognized as an Environmental Champion and scored a 100 percent for her votes on environmental legislation.
Temperatures in the state are expected to remain very high for the next several days, so Connecticut’s extreme hot weather protocol will remain in effect through 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
Insurance companies have requested that the Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) approve a rate increase by an average of 20.4% for plans starting in 2023, a steep spike from the 8.6% average rate increase request for 2022. Insurers claim this proposed hike is a result of the rising costs of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, but it comes at a time when we are already facing the highest inflation rates in 40 years. You have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the insurance companies proposing these rate hikes!
In almost half a year, more than 200 mass shootings have occurred in the United States. It is unthinkable that our country and communities continue to mourn the loss of innocent lives — children, elderly, worshippers, shoppers at supermarkets and malls — to senseless mass shootings.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is utilizing numerous options to assist families across the state access baby formula during the nationwide shortage.
The formula shortage started last fall due to supply chain issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It was exacerbated in February when Abbott recalled powdered formula manufactured in its Michigan plant and temporarily shuttered it.
Today, in the House, we passed a historic bipartisan bill aimed at addressing the immediate, intermediate and long-term needs of the children's mental and behavioral health system in Connecticut, a priority during the 2022 legislative session.
Today, the House of Representatives passed an emergency bill, which will ease some of the financial crush on Connecticut residents and working families whose wallets and budgets have taken a hit due to rising gas prices and record-breaking inflation levels.
In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, we suspended the 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax April 1 through June 30 in addition to offering free bus rides through June 30 and another sales tax holiday on clothing and shoes under $100 during the week of April 10.
In response to the pandemic, the state temporarily allowed permits to increase and expand outdoor dining to offer residents a safe way to support their favorite local businesses. As we continue to adapt to our ever-changing environment, the House just passed HB 5271 to extend the popular provision through next year and further allow restaurants the ability to safely rebuild their customer base.