Massive Funding in Brownfield CleanupJune 6, 2023
Our neighborhoods are receiving a massive boost to protect our environment by cleaning up abandoned brownfields. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing $3 million to the 75th district.
Teaching Our Children About Their FinancesJune 3, 2023
I applaud the passage of a proposal that will require students, starting with classes graduating in 2027, to take a half-credit course on personal financial management and financial literacy.
Proposal to Raise Wages For Childcare WorkersJune 2, 2023
I fully support a new proposal that would include wage hikes for early childcare providers. The Office of Childhood has agreed to a successor contract with the bargaining unit comprised of childcare providers. The deal incentivizes quality of care through a tiered rate structure that encourages providers to obtain a license.
Celebrating our Relationship with TaiwanJune 1, 2023
My colleagues and I welcomed several top-ranking officials from Taiwan to celebrate our fruitful sister-state relationship dating back to 1999. The Connecticut General Assembly recognized the state’s long history of diplomacy and friendship with Taiwan. We also established a Taiwan Friendship Caucus.
Support for Nonprofit AdvanceCTMay 31, 2023
I continue to be a strong advocate for nonprofits including AdvanceCT. That organization works to engage, retain, and recruit businesses as well as advance overall economic competitiveness in Connecticut.
Capitol UpdateMay 22, 2023
My colleagues and I are celebrating the passage of House Bill 6909, which reflects the interests of the overwhelming majority of Latin Americans in our state and the rest of the world.
Solution Found to Fund Baby Bonds ProgramMay 17, 2023
I applaud the commitment and creativity the governor’s office is making to fund the Baby Bonds Program. This first-of-its-kind statewide policy is designed to invest directly in Connecticut children born into poverty while simultaneously narrowing the generational and racial wealth gaps in our state.
Student Manufacturing Day at the CapitolMay 12, 2023
I am proud to have co-hosted the Student → Manufacturers Connection Fair at the State Capitol. Students from all over the state, including Kaynor Technical High School in Waterbury, learned about the opportunities in the manufacturing industry.