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Saving Bridgeport taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over the next several years

December 28, 2017

Bridgeport is expected to save tens of millions of dollars over the next several years after it was recently able to restructure a portion of its unfunded pension liabilities. Through House Bill 7296, Bridgeport was given the statutory authority to issue bonds to pay off more than $83 million in unfunded pension liabilities into the Connecticut Municipal Employee Retirement System.

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End-of-year Capitol report

December 15, 2017

During the 2017 legislative session, we implemented structural reforms that will not only help Connecticut steady its financial footing, but will also help spur economic development and restore millions of dollars to municipalities, our schools and core state services. As vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Planning and Development Committee, we were also able to pass legislation that helps Bridgeport, improves our judicial system and protects some of our most vulnerable citizens. I am proud to share information about some of these new laws with you.

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Elliott earns 100 percent voting record during the 2017 legislative session

December 7, 2017

State Rep. Josh Elliott voted 417 times during the 2017 legislative session, earning him a 100 percent voting record. Elliott voted in favor of bills that strengthen current protections for pregnant and nursing women under the state's anti-discrimination law and allow municipalities to tap into a reserve of funding to purchase body and dashboard cameras for police cruisers.

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Please take this survey to let me know where you stand on the MGM casino proposal

December 6, 2017

In September, MGM Resorts International announced its plans for a $675 million casino and entertainment complex in Bridgeport's Steelpointe Harbor area. While this project may enhance the vibrancy of our city's downtown, I want to know if this is a project you would support. Please take the time to fill out this survey to let me know where you stand on this proposal and if there are any other development opportunities you believe we should pursue.

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