Speaker-designate Ritter and Majority Leader Rojas asked longtime committee leader Toni Walker to continue serving the state as House Chair of the Appropriations Committee.
The bill spans over 60 pages and covers over 40 sections, all related to police accountability and transparency as we respond to this moment. It builds upon some of the work that was done in 2015 , in 2017 and again last year to keep Connecticut at the forefront of reform.
The Connecticut General Assembly's internship program is now accepting applications! This is a great opportunity for college students from New Haven interested in learning about our legislative process and enhancing their career choices.
Hourly minimum-pay employees are moving closer to a living wage. The House has approved House Bill 5004 to increase the minimum wage incrementally to $15 in 2023. The last time the minimum was increased was in 2017 and our families need to have a chance. No one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.
Rep. Toni Walker, co-chair of the legislature's Appropriations Committee, welcomed the Dalio Foundation’s pledge to donate $100 million toward Connecticut’s schools but said the donation also poses complicated questions regarding the state budget.