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February 18, 2015
ANTHEM PROVIDES IDENTITY THEFT REPAIR AND CREDIT MONITORING
Anthem customers are now able to sign up for identity theft repair and credit monitoring services, which will be free of charge for two years. To sign up, go to https://anthem.allclearid.com/.
February 2, 2015
A NEW CHAPTER FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE VERRENGIA
After 25 years as a West Hartford police officer, Joe Verrengia has retired, but will continue to apply the "protect and serve" philosophy in his role as state representative. West Hartford Life has the story. READ MORE
January 26, 2015
MAJOR BLIZZARD HEADED TO CONNECTICUT
According to the most recent updates from the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), as well as the latest weather updates, the State of Connecticut will be experiencing a very significant snowstorm later today thru early Wednesday morning. Read the latest weather update from DESPP: READ MORE

January 26, 2015
TIPS FROM GOVERNOR DAN MALLOY’S OFFICE ON WEATHERING THE STORM
Here are some tips from the Governor’s office on how to stay safe and comfortable during the storm: READ MORE
January 5, 2015
SPEAKER SHARKEY OUTLINES LEGISLATIVE AGENDA IN SUNDAY’S HARTFORD COURANT
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey talked about the need to encourage our resurging economy, grow jobs, and keep Connecticut a great place to live and work by updating our transportation systems and housing and development policies. READ MORE
December 9, 2014
HOUSE DEMS ANNOUNCE NEW LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND TOP DEPUTIES
“Our chairs bring invaluable experience to their leadership responsibilities, and the necessary enthusiasm and interest for the issues that come before them, that will help ensure their committees are prepared to act in a judicious and timely manner,” Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey said.
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November 24, 2014
ANOTHER ACCESS HEALTH CT SUCCESS STORY:
Record numbers of CT residents signed up for health insurance during the first week of open enrollment
As the CT Mirror reports, Access Health CT's second open enrollment period had a very successful launch. More than 11,000 CT residents have signed up for health insurance since November 15.
READ THE CT MIRROR STORY
November 11, 2014
2014 LEGISLATION SUPPORTING VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS
As we prepare to mark Veteran's Day, we want to share information about bills we passed last session to better serve those who have served our country so well. READ MORE
Rep. Cathie Abercrombie
October 28, 2014
ACCESS HEALTH CT OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2015 BEGINS NOVEMBER 15
If you or someone you know needs health insurance, take note: Open enrollment for 2015 health care coverage through Access Health CT begins November 15.  The enrollment period is shorter this time and only lasts 3 months, through February 15 2015. How to enroll.
Rep. Cathie Abercrombie
October 15, 2014
PARENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING INSTITUTE ALUM REP CATHIE ABERCROMBIE OPENS THE ORGANIZATION’S FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) held its first annual conference at the Capitol last week. PLTI provides workshops and training for parents to become effective advocates for the needs of their children during the legislative process and to develop civic leadership skills. Through PLTI, more than 1,600 parents across the state have brought their passion and ideas to leadership roles in Parent Teacher Organizations, Boards of Education, City Councils and even the Connecticut General Assembly where PLTI graduates Catherine Abercrombie and Hilda Santiago serve as State Reps. READ MORE
October 1, 2014
NEW LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1ST
Many new laws we passed last session are taking effect today, including acts to stop robo calls and add texts to the Do-Not-Call List, to require gas stations to disclose whether debit cards are charged to the cash or credit price, to provide property tax relief to seniors, to prevent animal cruelty, and to protect “vulnerable users,” such as pedestrians and highway workers, on our streets and highways. READ MORE
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