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Current News & Issues
LISTING OF COMPANIES RECEIVING STATE BUSINESS
INCENTIVES TO BE AVAILABLE ONLINE
A new online database of economic incentives provided by the state to businesses to encourage job growth will soon be available, allowing anyone to see how much assistance specific companies are receiving along with the number of jobs they have committed to create. READ MORE
SCOPE OF MORE COMMISSION EXPANDS
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Rep. Tim Larson, chairman of the MORE Commission, believe that special education is critical providing educational opportunities for all students as they focus on finding new ways to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. READ MORE
SPEAKER BACKS LAWRENCE & MEMORIAL WORKERS
Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey says a lack of good faith bargaining by management at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London forced workers to begin a strike today, and he voiced his backing of the approximately 800 affected nurses and technicians.
HAMDEN SCHOOLS AWARDED STATE TECHNOLOGY GRANT
Funding for more computers, increased Internet bandwidth in classrooms. READ MORE
CHAMBER HEARS ABOUT REDUCING PROPERTY TAXES, ENCOURAGING ECONOMIC GROWTH
This afternoon I addressed the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut trustees at their meeting at Nature's Art Village in Oakdale, a section of Montville. My remarks focused on the ongoing work of the MORE Commission to help towns reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and provide property tax relief. In addition, I talked about the various business incentive programs offered by the state to encourage economic growth and job creation such as Small Business Express and Step-up.
PERSONAL PRIVACY VS. PUBLIC INFORMATION
Responding to the heartfelt pleas of the families of the Sandy Hook victims, I believe the legislature made the right call to limit access to graphic crime scene photos of homicide victims, and to create a special task force to assess the delicate balance between personal privacy and the public's right to information. READ MORE
LESSONS LEARNED FROM HURRICANE SANDY
New Laws Will Help Residents Better Weather Storms. READ MORE
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