CURRENT NEWS

Widening of I-84 Through Danbury

July 23, 2021

The State Bond Commission approved $10 million for the design and engineering to widen Interstate 84 between exits 3 and 8, which essentially covers the region from the New York State border, past Western Connecticut State University, Danbury Municipal Airport, downtown Danbury and Danbury Hospital to approximately Route 6.  

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Elder Justice Hotline

July 22, 2021

The State of Connecticut has created a one stop shop to help older people navigate state services, for everything from age-based discrimination to neglect issues.

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Federal Child Tax Credit

July 17, 2021

The Child Tax Credit in President Biden's American Rescue Plan helps hard-working families with the costs of raising children. Based on 2019 and 2020 tax returns, the IRS began issuing monthly child tax credits on July 15.

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Federal Executive order reinstates net neutrality standards

July 9, 2021

President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Friday aimed at increasing competition in many industries, most prominently for broadband service providers and large technology companies. Among other things, the executive order encourages a "nutrition label" of sorts for internet service providers and calls for the restriction of early termination fees, as well as internet exclusivity deals limiting customers' options in apartment buildings and other rental units.

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Funding for Danbury's PAL

June 21, 2021

I am pleased that the Danbury Police Athletic League (PAL) was included under the Youth Prevention Program for funding in the state biennial budget that was approved by the General Assembly.

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Danbury Delegation Lauds Passing Of Biennium Budget

June 9, 2021

HARTFORD – State Representatives Bob Godfrey (110th District), Ken Gucker (138th), David Acronti (109th) and Raghib Allie-Brennan (2nd) praised passage of a balanced budget that rejected tax hikes, provided more funding for hospitals and local health departments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, expanded workforce training and other supports to get people back to work to help jumpstart the economy and increases in Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding for Danbury Public Schools in 2022 and '23.

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