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Addressing Rising Energy Costs

July 29, 2020

After hearing an outcry from customers and constituents on the recent rising energy costs, the Energy and Technology Committee and bi-partisan legislative leaders issued a communication to the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) requesting suspension of the July 1 delivery rate increase and related charges.

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Healthcare Reform Bills Pass House

July 23, 2020

Two health care reform bills designed to cap the monthly cost of diabetes treatment and expand Telehealth services were passed in the House of Representatives. Both bills seek to improve health care for Connecticut residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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House Passes Absentee Voting Bill

July 23, 2020

Today we took a major step toward ensuring a safe voting experience in November.

The House passed, by a vote of 144-2, a bill that allows for absentee ballot voting to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package FAQ

April 2, 2020

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, and it was signed into law by President Trump on Friday. 

To help Connecticut residents understand the details of the bill and how it can potentially provide assistance during the COVID-19 crisis, Senator Chris Murphy's office has compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

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OP-ED | Maintaining the rights to education and exercise of religion

March 16, 2020

The CT Post recently published an abridged version of an op-ed I authored regarding the debate surrounding HB 5044, An Act Concerning Immunizations. The highlighted portions were omitted from the piece published by the CT Post. In the 16 years during which I’ve had the honor to serve as a state representative from Bridgeport, I do believe this is the single most important vote I will ever make.

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DRS Guidelines on Social Security and Pension Exemptions

February 27, 2020

Over the past few years, we've heard from residents across the state that Connecticut's cost of living was too high for seniors. That is why last year the Connecticut General Assembly included a tax exemption for Social Security income and phased in a tax exemption on pension income in the state budget.

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