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Current News & Issues
HAMDEN PARK PROJECT UNDERWAY
Earlier this month, I participated in a groundbreaking ceremony in my hometown of Hamden for the new Rochford Field and Villano Park complex (formerly Mill Rock Park). READ MORE
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DISTRICT LEADS TO GRANT FOR
NEW BUSINESS HUB IN HAMDEN
My hometown of Hamden was recently awarded a major federal economic development grant for the transformation of the former Newhall Community Center into a new business incubator hub.
LEGISLATIVE NEWS REPORTING DECLINING, BUT COVERAGE AVAILABLE IF YOU REALLY WANT IT
Though I found a recent report showing a significant drop in the amount of traditional legislative press coverage a bit disheartening, I also realized there are still many ways for the public to closely follow their state government – you just have to look for it. READ MORE
MENTAL HEALTH & REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE
Last year's gun safety legislation, adopted in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, included the creation of a task force charged with recommending how to improve access to mental health services and better identify people with behavioral health problems, particularly young adults. READ MORE
NUTMEG NETWORK & UNIFORM SCHOOL CALENDAR MEAN MORE SAVINGS FOR TOWNS
Increasing efficiencies and reducing costs for our municipalities with the ultimate goal of providing property tax relief to families is the mission of the MORE Commission, and two of their recent recommendations are starting to pay off. READ MORE
CONCERNS OF HAMDEN RESIDENTS RESULT IN NEW LAWS
Among the bills passed by the General Assembly when the legislative session closed on May 7, are three new laws based on input from my Hamden neighbors. READ MORE
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