Why return your bottles and cans? 👇
🗑️ Litter reduction
🔋 Energy and resource conservation
⚠️ Waste diversion
👷 Job creation
♻️ Produce high-quality recyclable materials
💰 Save up - every nickel counts
ICYMI: You now have even more ways to redeem deposits! We passed a provision to PA 21-58 which makes tiered adjustments to the state's bottle redemption program through January 2024
Today we woke to tragic news. Connecticut lost State Representative Quentin Williams (or "Q" as we called him) last night. He was a champion for Middletown and Connecticut and had just yesterday been sworn in and appointed House Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee. We are overcome with disbelief and heartbreak and are sending love and prayers to his family.
Representative Chafee was appointed Vice Chair of the Planning and Development Committee for the 2023 legislative session.
With many families in Connecticut facing added financial strain due to rising prices, the legislature went into special session earlier this week to provide some relief. A bipartisan bill passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Lamont extends the current suspension of the gasoline tax, provides additional funding for energy assistance programs, and continues premium pay for frontline workers.
As a thank you for their tireless work, Connecticut childcare workers will soon receive bonus payments. Governor Lamont released $70 million in state funding for the Wage Supports for Early Childhood Educators program. Through this program, full-time childcare employees will receive $1,000, and part-time employees will receive $400.
This weekend, several new laws in Connecticut will go into effect on October 1. These laws are a result of my colleagues' hard work during the 2022 session. Below are just some of the laws that will take effect and what they mean for you.