I hope most, if not all, of you and your friends and family are having an easy summer and able to find refuge from the rain and heat.
The 2023 Legislative Session is complete and replete with legislation that will make an impact on peoples' lives presently and in the future.
There are less than two weeks remaining in the legislative session, which seems equals parts amazing and daunting given the scale of what is left to accomplish, including the passage of the state budget. Following a brief break from the building, but not from our phones or emails, we will reconvene on Tuesday with the finish line in sight.
I continue to work closely with Sen. McCrory, co-chair of the Education Committee, the State Department of Education, educators, advocates, and families to ensure our legislation is helping to strengthen CT’s education system while supporting and respecting those on the front lines.
When the Chairwomen of the Appropriations Committee bang the gavel down at 5pm today, it will signal the completion of not only our committee’s work, but all committees, and mark the moment when fellow Chairs and Ranking Members will find themselves in even more rooms, zooms, and calls as we negotiate and ready final versions of proposals.
Ahead of the holiday weekend, the legislature continues to hop along through our 2023 session with only our two “money committees” – Appropriations and Finance Committees – remaining to complete their regular work prior to set deadlines.
Today, the Manchester legislative delegation welcomed the Connecticut Community Investment Fund 2030 Board's approval of $7.5 million to Manchester to fund the redevelopment of the town's Main Street and Downtown areas, with intent for the redevelopment to benefit pedestrians and bicyclists through enhanced safety.