As I write and edit this edition of “Currey-ently…,” it is almost 5PM and we are halfway through the joint public hearing for one of House leadership’s priority bills, HB5003. This proposed bill that directly impacts and benefits our schools and our communities as well as an overwhelming majority of districts across the state. It comes with bipartisan support and will require an investment in our students, educators, and all those working towards a brighter future for our state. I’ve included some highlights below, but want to stress how important it is that we are all taking the opportunity to educate ourselves on what it means to take action, and possibly even more important, what it means if we don’t. The time is now.
On February 2, 6PM-7:30PM, the Manchester delegation of legislators including House Majority Leader Jason Rojas, State Representatives Jeff Currey, Geoff Luxenberg and Jason Doucette, and State Senator MD Rahman will host a legislative forum open to the public at the Whiton Library, located at 100 North Main Street in Manchester.
As we end a work week where some attempted to jam 5 days of work into 4 (which may actually make some sense, but that’s a discussion for another day), I want to thank all who have reached out over these first couple of weeks of the legislative session.
Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford, Manchester) today announced the appointments of Rep. Jeff Currey (D-East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor) as House Chair of the Education Committee.
The East Hartford State Legislative Delegation, which includes House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D – East Hartford, Manchester), State Representatives Jeff Currey (D – East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor) and Henry Genga (D – East Hartford) and State Senator Saud Anwar (D – South Windsor), announced the town will receive more than $3 million in state funds as the State Bond Commission approved allocations during today's meeting.
I hope you had an easy holiday weekend and your week was kicked off with a renewed sense of thankfulness, love, and joy.
As I mentioned in the last eblast, the Legislature held a special session today to further address and help alleviate some of the stressors that families throughout our district and our state may continue to face as we move through the winter and holiday season.