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Current News & Issues

HDO
February 5, 2016
JOE GRESKO SWORN IN
Congratulations and welcome to our newest legislator, Rep. Joe Gresko of Stratford! READ MORE
HDO
January 27, 2016
SOME GOOD NEWS FOR CT: MANUFACTURING AND JOB GROWTH STRONG
According to recent reports, Connecticut’s private sector growth is strong, with major manufacturers planning expansions, and job growth at the highest rate in a generation. READ MORE
HDO
January 1, 2016
LAWS AFFECTING MINIMUM WAGE, HEALTH CARE, VETERANS, CIVIL LIBERTIES GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1
Laws going into effect on January 1 included the “Excessive Use of Force” bill, “Facilitation of Telehealth,” “An Act Concerning Veterans,” and the minimum wage increase to $9.60. Here is a list of them.
Courant:Brad Horrigan
December 18, 2015
CT PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS BACK TO PRE-RECESSION NUMBERS
CT's private sector has recovered the jobs lost during the Great Recession, and shown strong yearly, and monthly growth. READ MORE
December 15, 2015
STATEMENT FROM SPEAKER BRENDAN SHARKEY TODAY ON THE PASSING OF REP. TERRY BACKER, 61
"For over two decades, Representative Backer became one of the most beloved and colorful characters of the General Assembly. His trademark denim attire reminded us he was never a traditional suit and tie guy, and that endearing image added perspective to every debate. An acknowledged expert on environmental issues, and in particularly his treasured Long Island Sound, Terry garnered the respect of colleagues on both sides of the aisle, always articulating his views with flair. Terry was always willing to speak against the tide when he felt it was needed, yet was a team player that understood consensus was how to get things done. Even as he battled for his life, Representative Backer made it to the Capitol to fight for his constituents and for what he believed was right. I am lucky to have known Terry as our friendship developed over the years. He was truly one of those special people who figured out how to give back more than you take in a lifetime."
December 7, 2015
ACCESS HEALTH DEADLINE DECEMBER 15TH
Open Enrollment for Access Health CT is currently going on, but you need to sign up by December 15th, if you want your coverage to  start on January 1, 2016. You can enroll here. READ MORE
November 19, 2015
HOUSE DEMOCRATS HONORED BY CT EARLY CHILDHOOD ALLIANCE
CT Early Childhood Alliance honored a number of our legislators this year as 2015 Children's Champions, recognizing legislators who worked closely with advocates to shape legislation to benefit Connecticut’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, and nutrition and safety. THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS
November 11, 2015
CONNECTICUT’S MEMORIAL TO VETERANS OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
The Governor, legislators and staff and members of the public gathered to attend the grand opening ceremony of the Connecticut State Veterans Memorial. The site recognizes past, present, and future Connecticut veterans. Future official observances, activities, and ceremonies will take place at this beautiful location. VIEW GALLERY
October 30, 2015
TIME TO ENROLL FOR HEALTH CARE INSURANCE
If you or anyone you know is interested in obtaining health insurance for 2016, enrollment in Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, ends at midnight on Jan. 31. READ MORE
October 1, 2015
NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1
Taking Effect Today: Laws that make our justice system more fair, help veterans and active duty service members, help stop abuse of prescription drugs and opiates, make college more affordable for families, enourage clean and renewable energy, and more. READ MORE
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