Breaking Down the State Budget Process

April 21, 2023

We are more than halfway through the regular session, and this is the time of year when legislative activity picks up in the Connecticut General Assembly.

After weeks of holding public hearings, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee and Appropriations Committee approved their budget proposals (Appropriations handles the spending side and Finance handles the revenue side).

The next step…negotiations and compromise: Legislators will work with the Governor and his staff to craft the final budget agreement. The budget bill then goes before the House and Senate for consideration. After being passed by both chambers, the legislature’s final budget must then be signed into law by the governor before the end of the fiscal year, June 30.

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Black Maternal Health Week

April 11, 2023

State Rep. Porter and State Rep.McGee held a press conference for Black Maternal Health Week, highlighting this year's theme, OUR BODIES BELONG TO US: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy.

Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women, and recent data shows that most pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented. Many factors contribute to childbirth inequities, including variations in quality healthcare and underlying chronic conditions, with systemic and structural racism having the most direct impact and influence.

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Hamden Delegation Welcomes $198,875 for Hamden DMV Office Upgrades

April 10, 2023

The Hamden Delegation, which consists of state Senator Jorge Cabrera (D-Hamden) and state Representatives Mary Welander (D-Hamden), Josh Elliott (D-Hamden), said Robyn A. Porter (D-Hamden, New Haven), Mike D’Agostino and Liz Linehan welcomed state funding totaling $198,875 for Hamden. In Hamden, funding will go towards improvements at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office.

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