State Launches New Jobs Portal

January 19, 2024

Connecticut has launched its new jobs portal,, which is aimed at assisting state residents — and those seeking to move here — in the process of finding a job.

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Governor Activates Severe Cold Weather Protocol

January 17, 2024

Governor Lamont has announced that due to a weather forecast indicating that Connecticut will experience a period of extremely cold weather resulting in very low wind chill values over the next several days, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol to go into effect Wednesday afternoon (1/17) and remaining in effect through noon on Monday (1/22).

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New Laws Effective January 1, 2024

December 29, 2023

As we ring in the new year, there are some laws that become effective on January 1 that were passed during the 2023 legislative session addressing key issue areas including early voting, health and mental health, and online privacy and data protection.

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Trusting & Hearing Our Library Professionals

December 20, 2023

Earlier this month, I was pleased to host, along with Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, a listening session with 65-plus librarians from across the state. The goal of the listening session was to learn more about the challenges they have been facing in their field, with an eye toward potential legislation, if warranted. Along with a number of my fellow legislators, including Education Committee House Chair Jeff Currey, we discussed freedom of speech issues, the distinction between voluntary and compulsory reading lists, challenges to books on the shelves, the role of certified media specialists, the licensing of e-books, and other issues that concern libraries.

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Some 36th District Tidbits

December 11, 2023

There's an important meeting taking place in Haddam on December 12, the Food Scrap Diversion program is seeking volunteers, and don't forget that local holiday markets are still open.

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