Baby Formula Shortage and Available Resources

May 18, 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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$600 Million in Tax Cuts for CT Residents

April 28, 2022

After months of negotiation and hearing input from residents across our state, I am happy to pass along great news. I am poised to vote early next week on a state budget that provides historic tax relief for parents, retirees, workers, and property owners.

The budget proposal we unveiled Wednesday offers Connecticut tax payers like you and your neighbors $600 million in tax cuts. $600 MILLION!

Our budget plan CUTS YOUR TAXES by:

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Fighting to Cut Taxes

April 26, 2022

I want to cut your taxes. That is my main goal this year.
Connecticut families continue to be impacted by historic inflation, affecting nearly every aspect of daily life. My colleagues and I remain committed to finding ways to put money back into your pockets.
In April, we suspended the state's 25-cent gas tax and offered free bus rides on CT public transit through June, while also establishing an additional sales tax-free week for shoe and clothing items under $100.

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Children's Mental Health Discussion Recording and Resources

April 6, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended the Children's Mental Health Discussion on Monday at ECHN Manchester Memorial Hospital, whether it was in-person or virtually on Zoom and Facebook Live.

I also want to offer my appreciation to the panel of legislators and experts — State Sen. Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) and State Rep. Liz Linehan (D-Cheshire), Ann Turkington of ECHN, Kathy Schiessl of CHR Manchester and Heather Wlochowski of Manchester Youth Services — who delivered an excellent discussion devoid of rhetoric and replete with resources.

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