Capitol Update!

March 15, 2019

This was a productive and exciting week at the Capitol. I participated in a Public Forum on Early Voting with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, my colleagues, Representative Joe de la Cruz and Representative Christine Conley. Thank you to those who came and participated with us!


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Combating Vaping

February 26, 2019

I testified before the legislature's Committee on Children in support of HB 6404, a measure I am championing with several of my colleagues to prohibit the sale of flavored electronic cigarette liquids and tobacco products. While Connecticut has successfully fought the battle against smoking – youth smoking rates are way down and the damaging effects of tobacco have decreased - just over the past three years, high school aged vaping rates have doubled.

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A Green New Deal for Connecticut

February 22, 2019

The state took its first step in potentially introducing a Green New Deal to invest in renewable energy and green technology. House Bill 5002, An Act Concerning the Development of a Green New Deal, came before the Energy and Technology Committee for a Public Hearing.

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Governor Unveils His Budget Proposal

February 21, 2019

The Governor unveiled his two-year budget plan. It is not an easy task to put forward a balanced budget, and I appreciate his effort, the ideas he presented and his vision to move our state forward. 

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