Last week, Connecticut transferred more than $1.3 billion to pay down its long-term pension debt.
Since the legislature enacted the state’s “fiscal guardrails” in 2017, more than $7 billion in excess contributions captured from volatile revenue sources have been made to pay down pension debt, resulting in far-reaching savings for Connecticut taxpayers.
This morning I saw the great news that $60,000 for repairs to the Groton Boathouse appeared on the agenda for the State Bond Commission. The funding will go towards repairs including removing exterior paint and repainting and removing and replacing old roof shingles as needed.
Connecticut was lost in the forest at the end of the presidential primary season. During Tuesday’s Special Session, we took this bipartisan proposal and moved the state's presidential primary up by four weeks. This means the presidential primary will occur on the first Tuesday in April.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be installing a wrong-way detection system at the Exit 3A northbound off ramp from Route 349 (Clarence B. Sharp Hwy.) in Groton from Monday, October 2 at 7pm through Tuesday, October 3 at 5am.
I was delighted to see that Groton's own Marine Science Magnet High School was recently named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools. This award is given to schools across the country for demonstrating overall high achievement or success in closing achievement gaps.
I'm thrilled to share that the Right to Counsel Program - which provides income-eligible tenants with a free lawyer to represent them if they are facing eviction or loss of their housing subsidy - has expanded to the residents of Groton!