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CareerConneCT Expands Intake Portal

December 15, 2022

Great news! CareerConneCT is expanding its intake portal. The goal of CareerConneCT is to provide underemployed and unemployed Connecticut residents with resources and training necessary for the pursuit of a well-paying, high-quality career path. The program provides free job training, case management, supportive services, and employment assistance.

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Williams Named Labor and Public Employees Committee Chair

December 14, 2022

Speaker Ritter and Majority Leader Rojas appointed Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams as House Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee. "I am thankful to Speaker Ritter and Majority Leader Rojas for entrusting me with this new, exciting opportunity to lead and help move our Labor Committee priorities forward," said Williams.

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Improving Fiscal Outlook For Connecticut

December 8, 2022

I am pleased to report that responsible budgeting and major structural changes made to pension and teachers' retirements plans are putting Connecticut on much more solid fiscal ground and saving taxpayers billions in debt payments.

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Special Session - More Tax Relief for CT Families

December 1, 2022

With many families in Connecticut facing added financial strain due to rising prices, the legislature went into special session earlier this week to provide some relief. A bipartisan bill passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Lamont extends the current suspension of the gasoline tax, provides additional funding for energy assistance programs, and continues premium pay for frontline workers.

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Eversource and United Illuminating Rate Increases

November 21, 2022

I am sure we share the same concerns about Eversource and United Illuminating, the state's two main electric distribution companies, which both filed for new standard service supply rates with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) that will increase rates by approximately 40%. Once approved by PURA, these new rates will go into effect from January 1, 2023, through the first six months of the year.

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