Good news for Connecticut's growing economy!May 26, 2023
Connecticut just received an upgraded credit rating from the Kroll Bond Rating Agency, which means that our General Obligation bond credit rating was upgraded from AA (stable) to AA+ (stable), just one step below the highest credit rating possible!
Yoga In Our City at Bushnell Park POSTPONED to May 27May 20, 2023
Unfortunately, due to Saturday's all-day rain event, Yoga In Our City's (YIOC), planned launch of its 2023 parks program at Bushnell Park on Sunday, May 21, has been POSTPONED. The new date is Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m., at Bushnell Park.
May is Mental Health Awareness MonthMay 15, 2023
For the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.
If you or someone you know is mentally struggling, please know that you are not alone and no-cost help is available by phone, when and if it's needed.
House Passes Resolution Approving Constitutional Amendment to Allow No-Excuse Absentee VotingMay 11, 2023
The House of Representatives passed HJR 1 on Wednesday, which means you will get to decide if we amend the state constitution to allow no-excuse absentee voting.
CIF Funding Deadline June 30April 25, 2023
The application deadline for the third round of Community Investment Funding 2030 (CIF) is June 30, 2023.
Taking Action on Gun Violence (HB 6667)March 31, 2023
On Tuesday, the Judiciary Committee voted to approve legislation to reduce gun violence, including mass shootings, community violence, domestic violence, suicides and accidental shootings.
This week's tragedy in Nashville shows that gun violence continues to plague our country. We have also had a recent spate of gun violence on the streets of our cities here in Connecticut.
Beware Of Tax ScamsMarch 21, 2023
Tax filing season is upon us. As you prepare to file, I urge you to be mindful of potential scams. The IRS produces a list of "dirty dozen" tax scams. While these scams can occur year-round, they tend to increase during this time of the year. It’s wise to stay on top of the latest list of common issues - and take some simple steps to stay safe from them.
City Of Hartford Small Business ProgramsMarch 14, 2023
The Small Business Division currently has two programs in place to serve the small business community in the City of Hartford. The programs are directly managed by the Small Business Division and some of the facade improvement funding comes from state bonding (approximately $1 million to $1.25 million).