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Reading To Students At Elizabeth Green School

March 19, 2019

It was wonderful reading to all the 3rd-grade class students at Elizabeth Green Elementary School this week. They are a very smart bunch with lots of ideas already to improve state policies, including raising the smoking age to 80!

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Community Conversation

March 15, 2019

We had another successful Community Conversation forum where many thought provoking ideas were shared - thanks to all that participated!

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Girl Scouts Day At The Capitol

March 14, 2019

Had a great Girl Scouts Day with the visit of a group of dedicated Connecticut scouts at the Capitol! I wish them all the very best in all future endeavors in keeping with their mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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Read Across America Day

March 13, 2019

It was great to spend time at Anna Reynolds School visiting and reading to the students for National Read Across America Day.

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Raising The Minimum Wage

March 5, 2019

One of our legislative priorities for this session is to put in place a plan to increase the minimum wage in order to help give those working a 40-hour week the opportunity to make a living wage. To this end, we proposed House Bill #5004, An Act Increasing the Minimum Wage that aims to provide more economic security to Connecticut families. The Senate has also proposed an identical Senate Bill #2

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Supporting Paid Family Medical Leave

February 15, 2019

I testified in favor of Paid Family Medical Leave with constituent Jessica Weaver - several surrounding states have already passed a Paid Family Medical Leave program including Massachusetts and New York - these are States we are losing many of our youth and needed human capital.

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