The Early Stages of Session

February 23, 2024

It’s been quite a busy week as we continue to raise bill concepts, discuss the language of the proposals, and attend hearings, all in the service of determining which legislation will be moving forward this session. Every day we are meeting with our committees or talking with agencies, municipal leaders, advocates, and our colleagues, both from our own caucus and from across the aisle, to determine the best path forward for each concept. 

If you're watching our meetings, hearings, or press conferences, then you'll probably notice most of us hopping out of our seats to run to another room. But what you don't see are the people who work in the building who support us. Our legislative aides sit in meetings for us when we can't be there. Our press aides chase us around snapping photos and trying to find our what we want to communicate to our constituents. And our outreach coordinators work hard to help us schedule in-person events in our districts. These folks are the foundation of the work we do. I know that I couldn't do this work without my amazing team of Peter, Donnie, and Sam.

Please see below for updates, including my appearance at a press conference this morning, and the details about tomorrow's in=person event with the rest of the Ridgefield Delegation!

Have a great weekend, and I'll check in again next week!

Session days have us constantly on the move, taking meetings and checking in with colleagues in between votes.
Priorities of the Reproductive Rights Caucus this Legislative Session
This week, the Reproductive Rights Caucus discussed the priorities we would pursue this legislative session. This morning I was given the opportunity to speak on one of those proposals at our press conference. Please see the video below for my comments on Patient Access and Refusal Laws. 


Public Hearings and Committee Meetings
We Approved Millions for Heating Assistance
Last Week, we approved $17 million in additional cold weather heating assistance funds – many residents and families who receive assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Operation Fuel will have access to funds to ensure they can heat their homes through the cold weather season.

As your State Representative, it is my responsibility to stand up for my constituents. This funding ensures that none of our neighbors must choose between paying their bills or freezing.

I am committed to enhancing the safety and quality of life for all residents, and I will continue to do so throughout this legislative session.

League of Women Voters Meet the Legislators
Tomorrow (February 24), starting at 10:00 am, the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield will host a meet your legislators event where you can meet with me and the rest of the Ridgefield delegation. We'll meet in the main program room of the Ridgefield Library (472 Main Street)

With session underway, it is important I hear your voice as I work to solve Connecticut's most critical issues. 

You can learn more about the event HERE