Legislative Update 1/20

January 20, 2023

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope you and your family have been staying warm and healthy. The legislative session is underway, and I have been working to craft legislation that will benefit our community.
Below you will find a review of my work in my committees, my support of HUSKY IMMIGRANTS, and information about a citywide celebration for Dr. King.


Last week marked the start of our legislative committee meetings! 
As you may know, I am a member of the Appropriations, Judiciary, and Veterans and Military Affairs committees. My colleagues and I did everything from meeting with the Office of the Comptroller to review the state of our economy, review and screen judges for renomination, and discuss which policies will have the most substantive effect on our military and our veterans.
It was an honor to meet with some of our new and returning members, as we start the process to do the people’s work!


Last week I was proud to stand with Husky for Immigrants and my fellow lawmakers to expand HUSKY and healthcare initiatives regardless of immigration status. Countless immigrants in our community have shared their personal stories with me highlighting their need for health care. I firmly believe that health care is a human right, and no one should be denied the care they need.
According to HUSKY 4 IMMIGRANTS:

  • 57% of voters support expanding HUSKY to all undocumented immigrants
  • 84% of #democrats are on board
  • 83% of Black voters agree
  • 76% of Latino voters also support the cause

Last year we expanded our Medicaid program to cover undocumented individuals 12 and under. Children in that age group who sign up for coverage can keep the insurance through age 19. We are now advocating and fighting to further expand coverage for undocumented individuals. 
From a fiscal standpoint, I would also like to keep in mind that immigrants pay taxes that cover programs like HUSKY. And while I lead with the heart, I also look at the fiscal impact. We know that preventative care saves money and helps to keep people out of emergency rooms and contributing to uncompensated care we already pay for. 
This proposed policy has the potential to save money, protect the lives of our residents, and make good fiscal sense.

Last weekend my family and I attended a citywide celebration at UCONN’s Stamford campus to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and his impact on our lives.
I spoke on my personal connection to Dr. King through my great-grandfather: Judge Hubert Thomas Delany.
My great-grandfather was an attorney to Dr. King, and he helped to successfully defend him before an all white prosecution and jury inside of a segregated courtroom in heart of Montgomery, Alabama. 
I took the opportunity to speak on my feelings and the importance of valuing truth and integrity within in our laws and our lawmakers.
I would like to thank all of the advocates, colleagues, and speakers who came to honor Dr. King’s legacy.
Stamford Chamber of Commerce 
Please come join Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons and me for our legislative breakfast on Thursday, January 26th.
We will be discussing key policies effecting the health of our economy and local businesses.
You can register by clicking here or by scanning the above image. 

Next weekend, I will be at downtown at the Ferguson Library for our Books Across Stamford Winter Wonderland Book Giveaway.
Students in grades pre-K to 5 and their families are invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon. Attendees will have the opportunity to pick out books for their home libraries, listen to our guest readers, sign up for a library card, visit our photo booth, and create wintery crafts.

If you have any issues, concerns, or feedback, I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me at 860-240-8585 if you ever need anything or by email at hubert.delany@cga.ct.gov


Hubert Delany

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