CURRENT NEWS

Speak Out Against Insurance Companies' Proposed Rate Hikes

August 4, 2022

Insurance companies have requested that the Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) approve a rate increase by an average of 20.4% for plans starting in 2023, a steep spike from the 8.6% average rate increase request for 2022. Insurers claim this proposed hike is a result of the rising costs of healthcare and pharmaceuticals, but it comes at a time when we are already facing the highest inflation rates in 40 years. You have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the insurance companies proposing these rate hikes!

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Demanding Action on Gun Violence

May 26, 2022

In almost half a year, more than 200 mass shootings have occurred in the United States. It is unthinkable that our country and communities continue to mourn the loss of innocent lives — children, elderly, worshippers, shoppers at supermarkets and malls — to senseless mass shootings.

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Baby Formula Shortage and Available Resources

May 17, 2022

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is utilizing numerous options to assist families across the state access baby formula during the nationwide shortage.

The formula shortage started last fall due to supply chain issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. It was exacerbated in February when Abbott recalled powdered formula manufactured in its Michigan plant and temporarily shuttered it.

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Gas Tax Savings and More for CT Residents

March 23, 2022

Today, the House of Representatives passed an emergency bill, which will ease some of the financial crush on Connecticut residents and working families whose wallets and budgets have taken a hit due to rising gas prices and record-breaking inflation levels.
 
In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, we suspended the 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax April 1 through June 30 in addition to offering free bus rides through June 30 and another sales tax holiday on clothing and shoes under $100 during the week of April 10.

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Voting to Support Outdoor Dining Extension

March 16, 2022

In response to the pandemic, the state temporarily allowed permits to increase and expand outdoor dining to offer residents a safe way to support their favorite local businesses. As we continue to adapt to our ever-changing environment, the House just passed HB 5271 to extend the popular provision through next year and further allow restaurants the ability to safely rebuild their customer base. 

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