Breaking Down the Budget

June 4, 2019

The House of Representatives and Senate passed a budget this week which is responsible, stable, and funds the Rainy Day Fund at historic levels. The budget makes significant investments in education, job growth, and economic development while holding the line on spending. The growth rate for fixed costs in the General Fund is 1.3% and for non-fixed costs is simply 0.03%.

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Act Streamlining The Liquor Control Act

June 3, 2019

I am very proud of legislation that passed with overwhelming support in both the House and Senate regarding Connecticut’s rapidly growing craft beer, wine and cider industries. In just a few short years these industries have grown from a few hundred jobs to several thousand and generate millions for the state economy. Bridgeport is home to excellent craft breweries such as Brewport and Aspetuck Brew Labs in Bridgeport so this legislation will help them continue to grow.

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Bringing Budget Highlights to You

June 3, 2019

Today, Chairs of the Appropriations and Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committees presented the House of Representatives with a state budget. HB 7242 is beneficial for Enfield. I want to ensure you receive first-hand information, so I have reviewed the proposed budget and included some highlights below regarding how it is good for our district.

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Passed Budget Highlights

June 3, 2019

We passed a balanced 2-year budget for Connecticut out of the House of Representatives last night. While it does not go far enough in embracing a more equitable, publicly-supported, fair-share budget that we advocated hard for, it is indeed a significant step closer to a fairer, stable and fiscally responsible budget than we have had in a generation. 

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